Scientific research provides a key to better understanding and more effectively managing Long Island Sound. Recognizing the important role that research plays in decision-making, the EPA Long Island Sound Office, Connecticut Sea Grant (CTSG), and New York Sea Grant (NYSG) developed a cooperative program to fund research in support of the Long Island Sound Study. Initiated in 1999, the Long Island Sound Research Grant Program awards funds to researchers whose work helps meet the needs of decision-makers to improve the management of Long Island Sound.
The Long Island Sound Study in cooperation with the New York and Connecticut Sea Grant Programs holds a biennial research conference featuring dozens of presentations by scientists conducting research in Long Island, including projects funded through the Long Island Sound Study research grant program. The last conference was held in March 2019. Here is an agenda from the conference, which is posted on the New York Sea Grant website.