NY Great Lakes Region to Get Coastal Processes Specialist

ITHACA, NY – NYSG and Cornell University Cooperative Extension will be making a Great Lakes Coastal Processes Extension educator available to communities along the freshwater shoreline of New York.

Oswego Harbor. New York Sea Grant Launch Steward Program.
Oswego Harbor. New York Sea Grant Launch Steward Program.

Funding from the Environmental Protection Fund under the authority of the New York Ocean and Great Lakes Ecosystem Conservation makes the three-year position available to provide community leaders, civic groups, and property and business owners with technical resources related to coastal erosion and hazards, including the impact of climate change and how to mitigate coastal flooding damage.

The service area is the New York Sea Grant Great Lakes region that includes Lake Erie, the Niagara River, Lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence River.

Applications for the position close November 30.

More information is online at www.seagrant.sunysb.edu/articles/r/2364 <http://www.seagrant.sunysb.edu/articles/r/2364> or call 607-255-2386.

New York Sea Grant, based at Cornell University, Ithaca, is part of a national network of 33 university-based programs working with coastal communities through the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration/NOAA.

Sea Grant research and outreach programs promote better understanding, conservation, and use of coastal resources in the U.S. New York Sea Grant is funded through the State University of New York, Cornell University and NOAA.

New York Sea Grant will oversee the new Coastal Processes educator in cooperation with Cornell University Cooperative Extension, and the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Cornell. Cornell University Cooperative Extension provides equal program and employment opportunities.

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  1. Another layer of bureaucracy. Climate change is a THEORY not fact; maybe after another few hundred years. Mitigation ?? There is no money for that and most property owners at risk, DO NOT have the resources to adequately protect Lake shore property. Looks like a lot of assumptions, very expensive “suggestions”, and another layer of bureaucracy dedicated to PR and PC. One requirement to even start to be meaningful is to have people who live on Lake Ontario involved; a little reality/experience. Governmental/human interference, hubris, and incompetence trumps ALL other factors; including theoretical Climate Change. Mitigation is PROACTIVE (before damages); reality will require COMPENSATION for damages of governmental inaction or action

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