Sea Grant works with coastal communities across the U.S., Puerto Rico and Guam to improve community resilience to coastal storms. Sea Grant engages in vulnerability assessments, resilience planning and social science initiatives to learn from previous storms and better prepare for future storms.
New York Sea Grant provided important, timely, information about Sandy, before, during and after the storm
New York Sea Grant provided real-time information on the track, intensity and aftermath of Superstorm Sandy via social media when other outlet lost power. The program's award-winning year-long "science behind the storm" story series and related YouTube clips reached over 14,300 visitors on Facebook alone.
Ten Projects to Improve Hazard Warnings for New Jersey, New York and Connecticut Residents
Connecticut Sea Grant, New Jersey Sea Grant, and New York Sea Grant have awarded funds totaling $1.4 million to support ten social science research projects to improve community understanding and response to coastal storm hazard information as part of NOAA Sea Grant’s Coastal Storm Awareness Program.
A Case Study of Hurricane Sandy
Staff and stakeholders of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) held a congressional briefing on NOAA’s role in supporting coastal communities before, during, and after Sandy’s impact.
The Sea Grant network's response to Sandy
The Sea Grant network has been actively engaged in both the short term and long term recovery for those impacted by Sandy.