Rip Currents ...
Rip currents are fast-moving currents of water that can pull even the strongest swimmer away from the shore. According to the U.S. Lifesaving Association, rip currents account for at least 100 deaths each year at U.S. surf beaches. They can occur at any beach with breaking waves, including the Great Lakes, and most often form at low spots or breaks in sandbars and near structures like piers, jetties and groins.
A new online survey from Texas Sea Grant is designed to determine the public’s knowledge about rip currents and the effectiveness of the current warning signs in use at surf beaches around the country. Participating could someday save a life. Learn more here.
More information on Rip Currents education via NOAA at www.ripcurrents.noaa.gov or NOAA New York Sea Grant at www.nyseagrant.org/ripcurrents.
Funding Opportunities ...
Keep tabs on our
fellowships and requests for proposals at www.nyseagrant.org/proposals or via our RSS news feed alert feature, www.nyseagrant.org/rss/fundingopportunities.
WWWhat's Trending: Stay Connected ...
For updates on the various coastal science-based research, extension and education efforts that New York Sea Grant supports throughout New York State:
- Our RSS Feed includes News (aka "Currents"), Press Releases and Funding Opportunities. You can also keep up-to-date with information posted on any or all of these topics by clicking on the orange button on the top left of any page on our site. Then, click on the topic that you are interested from the list to add the feed to your feed reader.
- Find us on Facebook and Twitter, where we thank our new followers at the end of every week and provide visitors with a "Social Media Week In Review" of news you may have missed from New York Sea Grant that week.
- We also have plenty of new and archived video clips on a variety of coastal topics on our YouTube channel.
- #TrendingTopics: Check out our content on a variety of coastal science topics in our Currents archives, www.nyseagrant.org/currentsarchives.
What Is New York Sea Grant? ...
New York Sea Grant (NYSG), a cooperative program of Cornell University and the State University of New York, is one of 33 university-based programs under the National Sea Grant College Program (NSGCP) of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).
The NSGCP engages this network of the nation’s top universities in conducting scientific research, education, training and extension projects designed to foster science-based decisions about the use and conservation of our aquatic resources.
Through its statewide network of integrated services, NYSG has been promoting coastal vitality, environmental sustainability, and citizen awareness about the State’s marine and Great Lakes resources since 1971.