The National Weather Service selected the Sea Grant Great Lakes Social Science Network to assess the Impact-based Warning System because of Sea Grant strong reputation for engaging local, sometimes hard to reach, communities.
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Jane is Wisconsin Sea Grant’s first social scientist, reflecting a new emphasis by Sea Grant to factor humans into its research program. She joined the Advisory Services team in October of 2012.
Katie Williams was the University of Wisconsin Sea Grant Funded graduate student on the Impact Based Warning System assessment working with Extension Agent Dr. Jane Harrison.
Katherine E. Bunting-Howarth (Kathy) became the Associate Director for New York Sea Grant and an Assistant Director for Cornell Cooperative Extension in April of 2011. She leads a group of talented Extension Associates located in a number of offices along the many diverse coasts of New York State.
Caitie McCoy is Illinois Indiana Sea Grant's environmental social scientist. Caitie is focused on communities interested or involved with the Great Lakes Legacy Act, which provides resources to clean up U.S. EPA Areas of Concern.
Rip currents kill more than 100 people every year on U.S. beaches. Sea Grant funded researchers are studying what the public knows about rip currents and how to better educate people to spot these dangerous currents.