Malcolm Bowman

Chair, Storm Surge Working Group

Malcolm J. Bowman, Professor of Physical Oceanography and a Distinguished Service Professor at the School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences at Stony Brook University, developed the New York- New Jersey- Long Island Storm Surge Working Group (SSWG) after Superstorm Sandy struck the United States East Coast in October 2012. Dr. Bowman is an expert on coastal and estuarine hydrodynamics, water pollution and environmental health, and has dedicated himself to developing innovate methods of solving or ameliorating climate change damage, arising from sea level rise and increasing extreme weather events associated with global warming. Through his commitment and determination, the SSWG is tackling these important issues head-on!

The Storm Surge Working Group meets regularly in New York City and virtually to discuss important issues related to the safety and security of Metropolitan New York, northern New Jersey, and Long Island.