JCNERR and Rutgers Aid in Collaborative Research Consortium Project to Manage the Barnegat and Great Bays

The Jacques Cousteau National Estuarine Research Reserve (JCNERR) and several partners were awarded a grant to implement the newly-established New Jersey Consortium for Resilient Communities. JCNERR is managed by Rutgers NJAES, in partnership with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

The project, “Barnegat Bay and Great Bays Resilience Observing Network: Tracking the Changing Environment to Inform the Management of Estuarine Resources,” is focused on the integration of climate change research, resiliency planning and date monitoring to inform the proactive adaptation and management of estuarine resources.

JCNERR’ partners in the project are several higher education institutions, including Monmouth University, Stevens Institute of Technology, Stockton University, Montclair University, New Jersey Institute of Technology and Rutgers, and the statewide New Jersey Sea Grant Program.

Principal investigators from JCNERR are Michael De Luca, manager, Andrea Habeck, stewardship coordinator, and Amy Plantarich, communications and outreach coordinator.

Full article at Rutgers NJAES Newsroom