New York Sea Grant
New York Sea Grant (NYSG) is a statewide network of integrated research, education, and extension services promoting the wise use and protection of marine and Great Lakes resources. NYSG is a cooperative program of the State University of New York (SUNY) and Cornell University, with administrative offices at Stony Brook University's School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences, extension administration in Ithaca and extension staff in Riverhead, Stony Brook, New York City, Kingston, Oswego, Brockport and Buffalo. The combined talents of university scientists and extension specialists help transfer science-based information to many coastal user groups: businesses and industries, federal, state and local government decision-makers and agency managers, educators, the media and the interested public. Providing timely and relevant research and outreach, the New York Sea Grant currently supports approximately 40 important research and outreach projects. The research addresses important issues such as shoreline protection, fisheries, aquatic invaders, water quality and other issues vital to the ecosystem and economic health of NY's coasts. NYSG has been at the forefront of lobster, hard clam and brown tide research initiatives.
The National Sea Grant College Program (Sea Grant) works to create and maintain healthy coastal environments and economies. The Sea Grant network includes 32 programs based at top universities in every coastal and Great Lakes state, Puerto Rico, and Guam. The programs of the Sea Grant network work together to help citizens understand, conserve and better utilize America’s coastal, ocean and Great Lakes resources. One of four national strategic priorities through 2013 is to improve the resilience of coastal communities to hazards, including the effects of climate change. NOAA Sea Grant plays local and national roles to inform policy and management, help communities prepare for climate impacts, and support economic resilience and opportunity. See the National Sea Grant College Program organization entry for more information.
- National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
- National Sea Grant College Program (Sea Grant)
- State University of New York (SUNY)
- Cornell University