New York Sea Grant Program
- Contact Name
- William Wise
- Job Title
- Interim Director
- [email protected]
- Contact Address
- 121 Discovery Hall SUNY at Stony Brook Stony Brook, NY 11794-5001
- New York Sea Grant Program
New York Sea Grant (NYSG), one of the largest of the state Sea Grant programs, is a cooperative program of the State University of New York (SUNY) and Cornell University, with administrative offices at SUNY's Stony Brook School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences, with extension administration at Cornell University in Ithaca, and other extension staff located throughout the state.
NYSG's research is providing useful results to the public, businesses, and managers. Research is the single largest component of NYSG's base budget. Most research is funded through grants where competition is high. Research funding is generally awarded to New York faculty which helps to reinforce and build their interests in addressing the state's coastal problems and opportunities.
NYSG's supports a variety of education initiatives. Its Sea Grant Scholar program prepares future coastal science professionals and decision-makers by supporting graduate students who are engaged in funded research projects. The program's educators work with K-12 classroom teachers and partner with nature centers, museums and aquaria to deliver science-based information to students and the general public in order to create the informed citizenry needed for wise coastal resource decision-making.
New York Coastlines is NYSG's electronic coastal science newsletter. It is electronically distributed several times a year, highlighting the program's various research, extension and education endeavors throughout New York's marine and Great Lakes waters. Both the current and archival issues may be accessed online. New York Coastlines is also available in printed form through special request to the NYSG office.