New and Notable from WHSG
"What is that sticking out of the sand?" by Christopher Maio and Greg Berman, a joint product of Woods Hole Sea Grant and Cape Cod Cooperative Extension, describes "new" discoveries exposed thanks to coastal storms and erosion.
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The Massachusetts Homeowner’s Handbook to Prepare for Coastal Hazards is now available to help you get your family and property ready. This handbook covers hurricanes, as well as the more common coastal hazards for Massachusetts, including nor’easters and flooding. For more information, including details on obtaining hard copies, visit our What's New page.
The Woods Hole Sea Grant program, based at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI), supports research, education, and extension projects that encourage environmental stewardship, long-term economic development, and responsible use of the nation’s coastal and ocean resources. It is part of the National Sea Grant College Program of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, a network of 33 individual programs located in each of the coastal and Great Lakes states. Together, these programs form a national network of over 300 participating institutions involving more than 3,000 scientists, engineers, educators, students, and outreach experts.
Sea Grant’s legislative charge is to “increase the understanding, assessment, development, utilization, and conservation of the nation’s ocean and coastal resources by providing assistance to promote a strong educational base, responsive research and training activities, and broad and prompt dissemination of knowledge and techniques.”Locally, Sea Grant’s affiliation with WHOI began in 1971 with support for a number of individual research projects. In 1973, WHOI was designated a Coherent Sea Grant Program and, in 1985, was elevated to its current status as an Institutional Sea Grant Program. The Woods Hole Sea Grant Program has made great strides to channel the expertise of world-renowned ocean scientists toward meeting the research and information needs of users of the marine environment. Public and private institutions throughout Massachusetts, and the northeast region, participate in the Woods Hole Sea Grant Program.
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