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New York Sea Grant achieved college status in 1975 and is a cooperative program of the State University of New York (SUNY) and Cornell University. They represent a statewide network of integrated research, education and extension services promoting coastal community economic vitality, environmental sustainability and citizen awareness and understanding about New York's marine and Great Lakes resources. 

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New York Sea Grant By the Numbers (pdf)

 

SEA GRANT WORK IN NEW YORK RESULTED IN*

600000

ECONOMIC IMPACT ($)

112000

WORKSHOP AND CONFERENCE PARTICIPANTS

1300

TRAINED IN SAFE SEAFOOD HANDLING (HACCP)

10800

K-12 STUDENTS REACHED

 
 
 

*Metrics reported in July 2017 for work conducted February 1, 2016 to January 31, 2017. Economic impact = market and non-market value of Sea Grant's work; value of jobs and businesses. HACCP = Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points training is required for certification to handle and distribute seafood products. K-12 students reached through Sea Grant education efforts.

New York Sea Grant Featured Impacts

Meet New York Sea Grant Experts


Michael Ciaramella

Seafood Safety and Technology Specialist - Michael works with New York's seafood industry, regulatory agencies and food and nutrition professionals on issues related to seafood safety, quality and marketing.


"My background in aquaculture and food science will allow me to help New York compete with regard to cultured seafood as that industry continues to grow to meet the demands of the local and global seafood markets."

Paul Focazio

Interim Assistant Director of Communications - Paul oversees the development and production of New York Sea Grant publications and products, writes and edits NYSG's e-newsletters, sends press releases to media, and supervises Web development activities.


"Making science accessible and people aware of what we do and the importance of project findings and subsequent impacts is vital for the longevity and relevance of the program."

Helen Cheng

Coastal Resilience Specialist - Helen helps New York City coastal communities grapple with the risks of coastal living and collaborating on restoration programs that aim to improve water quality and decrease erosion.


"Superstorm Sandy still looms in the memories of our stakeholders, but I’m looking forward to working with groups to help them prepare for coastal hazards and to be resilient for the next big storm."

New York Stories and News

Graduate Education: Through a Sea Grant Fellowship, Shark-Obsessed Teen Becomes the Expert

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Graduate Education: Through a Sea Grant Fellowship, Shark-Obsessed Teen Becomes the Expert

“I was always obsessed with sharks,” says Sagarese, who would find skate and dogfish (mud shark) carcasses as a kid and take them home for science experiments. “My mom loved keeping them in the freezer!

Knauss Fellowship: New York Sea Grant's Knauss Fellow Spreads Ocean Optimism Internationally

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Knauss Fellowship: New York Sea Grant's Knauss Fellow Spreads Ocean Optimism Internationally

Learn about New York Sea Grant's current Knauss fellow

Erin Eastwood, New York Sea Grant's 2016 Knauss Fellow, brings her international experience to NOAA Research's Climate Program Office. 

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