Long Island Sound Study Launches New Resilience Resource Hub Website

For Immediate Release: February 28, 2024

Judy Benson, CT Sea Grant communications coordinator: [email protected].
Paul C. Focazio, NY Sea Grant communications manager: [email protected]

The Long Island Sound Study announces the official launch of the Long Island Sound (LIS) Resilience Resource Hub website, a user-friendly platform designed to enhance the resilience of New York and Connecticut coastal communities.

About the LIS Resilience Resource Hub

The LIS Resilience Resource Hub is a comprehensive online resource, offering tools, information, guidance, and inspiration to support the sustainability and resilience of Long Island Sound communities. Developed in response to stakeholder needs, this hub is a one-stop-shop for resources related to climate resilience planning and project implementation.

Website URL: lisresilience.org

Key Features

  • Curated resources organized by location, topic, and project planning phase. 
  • Funding Database: access an up-to-date database of resilience-related funding opportunities to support projects and initiatives. 
  • Resilience Planning Guide: navigate through eight key criteria to guide sustainable and resilient project development.
  • Trainings and Events: stay informed about upcoming workshops and trainings focused on building community resilience, and access recordings and materials from past events. 
  • Case Studies: explore an interactive map that showcases recent resilience initiatives.  


The Long Island Sound Study (LISS) is a collaborative bi-state partnership established by the EPA, New York, and Connecticut, which brings together federal and state agencies, user groups, concerned organizations, and individuals dedicated to restoring and protecting Long Island Sound. LISS’s Sustainable and Resilient Communities Work Group is supported by a team of five Extension Professionals working through Connecticut Sea Grant and New York Sea Grant, who are strategically located in Nassau, Suffolk, and Westchester Counties in New York, and in eastern and western Connecticut. 

By providing training and tools–such as the LIS Resilience Resource Hub–that foster a coordinated regional response to the impacts of climate change, the Extension Professionals are helping empower Long Island Sound decision makers with enhanced knowledge and skills, ultimately boosting the implementation of sustainable and resilient projects throughout the region. 

On behalf of our team here with Suffolk County Department of Economic Development and Planning, we feel very fortunate to be given the opportunity to test the new website prior to public launch. It’s a beautifully designed portal and a great tool that we plan to share broadly with our departmental colleagues to meet shared project goals and regional resiliency planning objectives. We will continue to stay tuned as to LISS updates and future trainings/events to remain involved. Thank you, SRC team, for all of the hard work to advance this regional effort.

Kendra Armstead, Senior Community Development & Planning Specialist
Department of Economic Development and Planning
Suffolk County


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For more on New York Sea Grant (NYSG), a 50+ year cooperative program of Cornell University and the State University of New York (SUNY), visit www.nyseagrant.org or follow NY Sea Grant on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/nyseagrant), Twitter (https://www.twitter.com/nyseagrant), Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/newyorkseagrant), and/or YouTube (https://www.youtube.com/nyseagrant).

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