How Sea Grant Benefits You
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New York, NY, April 19, 2021 - This year marks 50 years of New York Sea Grant (NYSG) providing science-based information to coastal residents, communities, businesses and teachers, among others, along New York's marine, Great Lakes and Hudson River coasts. 

Thousands of New Yorkers have benefited from Sea Grant programming in such areas as fisheries, aquatic invasive species, coastal tourism and coastal community resilience.

In 2016, the National Sea Grant College Program turned 50. Now in its sixth decade, Sea Grant has been putting science to work for America’s coastal communities.

For some background, see: "NYSG Reports Results & Impacts from Studies Statewide" and "NYSG Posts Impact Statements for Great Lakes and Marine District Projects."

Regarding research, featured are summaries of a sampling of recently completed projects that address a variety of concerns within a few key topics, including: coastal ecosystems, fisheries, and coastal communities.

On the extension and education side, the new profiles provide a summary of how NYSG addressed a variety of marine and Great Lakes concerns and opportunities in 2020, including the partners involved and any additional funding sources. 

As for "How Sea Grant Benefits You," see our national by-the-numbers one-pager "Sea Grant: A Smart Investment in Our Economy," which was updated last fall.

Also updated last fall were a number of other National Sea Grant “By The Numbers” one-pagers, including …

- Aquaculture Summary
- Community Resilience
- Healthy Coastal Ecosystems
- Student Opportunities
- Knauss Fellowship

- NMFS - Sea Grant Fellowship

You can also search impacts of Sea Grant's work, browse current projects, and explore any of the Sea Grant Colleges at

Here in New York, we offer a " What is New York Sea Grant" one-pager, which was updated in January.

One of the questions answered in 2019's "Currents Clips" series, awarded a Folio Award from the Fair Media Council in September 2020 for 'Best Social Media Public Awareness Campaign,' was “How Sea Grant Benefits You.”

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New York Sea Grant

New York Sea Grant (NYSG), a cooperative program of Cornell University and the State University of New York (SUNY), is one of 34 university-based programs under the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s National Sea Grant College Program.

Since 1971, NYSG has represented a statewide network of integrated research, education and extension services promoting coastal community economic vitality, environmental sustainability and citizen awareness and understanding about the State’s marine and Great Lakes resources.

Through NYSG’s efforts, the combined talents of university scientists and extension specialists help develop and 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.

The program maintains Great Lakes offices at Cornell University, SUNY Buffalo, SUNY Oswego and the Wayne County Cooperative Extension office in Newark. In the State's marine waters, NYSG has offices at Stony Brook University in Long Island, Brooklyn College and Cornell Cooperative Extension in NYC and Elmsford and Kingston in the Hudson Valley.

For updates on Sea Grant activities: has RSS, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube links. NYSG offers a free e-list sign up via for its flagship publication, NY Coastlines/Currents, which is published quarterly.

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