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SuperStorm Sandy Impact on Water Level in Barnegat Bay, Manahawkin Bay and Little Egg Harbor Bay – Flooding 1


Evolution of mid-Atlantic coastal and back-barrier estuary environments in response to a hurricane: Implications for barrier-estuary connectivity

May 14, 2022


SuperStorm Sandy Impact on Water Level in Barnegat Bay, Manahawkin Bay and Little Egg Harbor Bay – Superstorm Sandy-related Morphologic and Sedimentologic Changes in an Estuarine System: Barnegat Bay-Little Egg Harbor Estuary, New JerseyFlooding 3 – Filling in


In order to better understand and ultimately predict short-term morphologic and sedimentologic changes in coastal systems, a comprehensive research approach is required but is often difficult to achieve given the diversity of data required. This Paper combined these pre-storm data with similar post-storm data from the estuary and pre- and post-storm topographic data from the […]


International Energy Agency


The IEA is committed to shaping a secure and sustainable energy future for all Our work spans a variety of programmes and initiatives, helping ensure energy security, tracking clean energy transitions, collecting data, or providing training around the world

May 2, 2022


The Role of Critical Minerals in Clean Energy Transitions


Minerals are essential components in many of today’s rapidly growing clean energy technologies – from wind turbines and electricity networks to electric vehicles. Demand for these minerals will grow quickly as clean energy transitions gather pace. This new World Energy Outlook Special Report provides the most comprehensive analysis to date of the complex links between […]

May 1, 2022


Rutgers Marine Extension Program Seminar Series – Interesting


Program listing – Recordings aren’t posted publicly, but, can be requested by people who have registered for the seminars. Additionally, recordings and slides for many of the seminars are available via email request to Kelly (kjurgensen@co.ocean.nj.us) or Doug (zemeckis@njaes.rutgers.edu). The Marine Extension Program Seminar Series (MEPSS) provides stakeholders with the opportunity to learn about research and […]

April 20, 2022


Someone Explains How Poland Uses Clams To Control Its Water Supply And It’s Pretty Crazy – Interesting


While it seems that various technologies are completely taking over many different parts of human life, it appears that even some man-made things are better left to nature…

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April 15, 2022


LBT Field Station 31222


Our mission is to offer an immersive and experiential facility, that will go beyond simple education. The hands-on programming we will develop and implement will inspire behavior change and show the value of our coastal heritage.

March 16, 2022


Offshore Wind team 022622


OFFSHORE WIND TEAM The RUCOOL Offshore Wind team develops and advances the science that informs decision-making around offshore wind, both at a state and national level. We do this through research using both observations and models, and extensive engagement with stakeholders on the issues important to this new industry

March 14, 2022


ACOUSTIC IMPACTS OF OFFSHORE WIND ENERGY ON FISHERY RESOURCES 022622


Because their areas often overlap with essential fisheries habitats, there is a need to understand, mitigate, and manage offshore wind farm impactson fisheries and ecosystems. Activities during all phases of wind farm lifetimes produceunderwater sound, a concern because high noise levels and/or persistent anthropogenicnoise can impact marine life in many ways. Here, we review the […]



he Rutgers University Center for Ocean Observing Leadership (RUCOOL) 021222


The Rutgers University Center for Ocean Observing Leadership (RUCOOL) is creating knowledge of our ocean planet by pushing the limits of science and new technologies while inspiring future generations of ocean explorers.



Living Shorelines Academy 030522


Learn about living shorelines – what they are, how they are designed and built, and howthey serve our coastal habitats and communities. Whether you are a property ownerlooking for alternatives to mitigate erosion on your shoreline property, or a contractor ora policy maker looking to gain more in depth knowledge about the design andpermitting of […]



Mid -Atlantic Ocean Data Portal 020522, 022622


Welcome to the Mid-Atlantic Ocean Data Portal, an ocean planning resource center, and the Marine Planner, an Interactive mapping tool.



In a Summer of Deadly Deluges, New Research Shows How Global Warming Fuels Flooding rlbi2


In a Summer of Deadly Deluges, New Research Shows How Global Warming Fuels Flooding New attribution research shows that climate change primed the pump and increased the odds of deadly July floods in northwestern Europe.

August 25, 2021


Inside Clean Energy: Three Charts that Show the Energy Transition in 50 States


The Energy Information Administration reported last week that, for the first time ever, the United States generated more electricity from renewable sources in 2020 than from coal.


Foundation Talk on Wind Farms Boosts Economic Benefits 42421


Foundation Talk on Wind Farms Boosts Economic Benefits May 10, 2021 An hour-long online “Wind Power Talk” hosted by the Long Beach Island Foundation of the Arts and Sciences on April 24 and moderated by Science Committee Chair Rick Bushnell was too short to answer all the questions by the 70-plus participants who joined via […]

August 22, 2021


Climate Resilience for NJ – 020621 rlbi2


Info about the Climate Change Resilience Strategy/Coastal Resilience Plan and sign-up for email updates.

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May 29, 2021


Fisheries and Offshore Wind Energy: Synthesis of the Science – 042421, 020522, 022622


The Fisheries and Offshore Wind Energy: Synthesis of the Science project consists of two integrated components, a virtual workshop and a published report, which together have the overarching purpose of enhancing regional and national understanding of existing science and data gaps related to offshore wind energy interactions with fish and fisheries. topic include: ECOSYSTEM EFFECTS, […]

April 28, 2021



Gather ‘Round and Talk Some Tempests; One Wind Farm Could Tell a Mighty Tale The Fish Story March 04, 2021 By JAY MANN


Article that provides some perspective on the March ’62 Storm, Super Storm Sandy and the Perfect Storm. It identifies the relationship between warmer sea water and more severe storms both earlier and later in the year. Further, it refers to wind energy as a trade off to fossil fuel.

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April 7, 2021


The Haskin Shellfish Research Laboratory – Rutgers


The Haskin Shellfish Research Laboratory is dedicated to research, education, and extension in support of sustainable shellfish and finfish resources and fisheries. Links to other information is available form this site – SRL maintains four facilities in southern New Jersey: The Bivalve Laboratory The Cape Shore Laboratory The Aquaculture Innovation Center (AIC) The AIC Administration […]

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March 31, 2021


Project WET – Water Education Today


Advancing water education to understand global challenges and inspire local solutions. We envision a world in which action-oriented education enables everyone to understand and value water, ensuring a sustainable future. RCTB Comment – wonderful teaching aids.

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March 23, 2021


Environment New Jersey Research & Policy Center 042421, 030522


Environment New Jersey Research & Policy Center is a 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to protecting our air, water and open spaces. We investigate problems, craft solutions, educate the public and decision-makers, and help the public make their voices heard in local, state and national debates over the quality of our environment and our lives.

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March 22, 2021


The Institute for Energy Research (IER)


The Institute for Energy Research (IER) is a not-for-profit organization that conducts intensive research and analysis on the functions, operations, and government regulation of global energy markets. IER maintains that freely-functioning energy markets provide the most efficient and effective solutions to today’s global energy and environmental challenges and, as such, are critical to the well-being […]

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Atlantic Shores Offshore Wind – Home Page 042421, 020522, 021922


Site provides a great deal of well organized general knowledge and insight into the Atlantic Shores project east of Long Beach Island. Information is provides in categories that include Mariners and then a resources section: FAQ, Wind Energy Virtual Lesson, Wind Facts

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March 3, 2021


Beneficial Use of Dredged Sediment To Restore Mordecai Island


The term “Beneficial Use” describes an alternative practice in which dredged sediments are used to support creation or enhancement of coastal habitats like beaches and estuarine wetlands, or in this case, coastal islands. This brief article explains the problem, the work, and the significance.

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“Ask a Barnegat Bay Scientist” Summer 2020 Webinars


Found at the Barnegat Bay Partnership website – Very useful series includes: Don’t Harass the Seagrass! Tuckerton Oyster Reef Fisheries in Barnegat Bay: Overview of the Biology, Assessment, and Management The Turtle Truth About Barnegat Bay’s Diamondback Terrapins

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February 25, 2021


Barnegat Bay Shellfish


The original goal of this website is to provide information about the various species of shellfish in Barnegat Bay and their environment. However, since everything is connected, the site provides more about other species that share the water in Barnegat, Manahawkin and Little Egg Harbor bays and information about the entire watershed

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January 20, 2021


Information Center


There is so much to know about living on the coast. Information Centers provide a great deal of information so you can continue to search on you own. This page is presented to enable people to search other links tagged with INFORMATION CENTER.

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December 31, 2020


Coastal Science


There is so much to know about living on the coast. The topic of COASTAL SCIENCE provide a great deal of information so you can continue to search on you own. This page is presented to enable people to search other links tagged with COASTAL SCIENCE

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Monmouth University – The Urban Coast Institute


Monmouth University – The Urban Coast Institute is a leader in the fields of ocean planning and coastal law and policy. We are committed to supporting the implementation of coastal and ocean management actions and policies based on the best available science at the local, state and regional levels.

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Barnegat Bay Studies and Reports — Barnegat Bay Partnership 12922


This is a searchable database of reports or studies related to Barnegat Bay science, research, and restoration projects.

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December 30, 2020


Offshore Wind Bids – Orsted and Atlantic Shores


Overview of the the NJPBU bids – December of 2020. Provides some back ground.

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December 26, 2020


Final ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT NATIONAL REGIONAL SEDIMENT MANAGEMENT (RSM) PROGRAM WRDA 2016 SECTION 1122 BENEFICIAL USE PILOT PROJECT Barnegat Inlet, Ocean County, New Jersey – Beach Replenishment


The purpose of the pilot project is to maintain the Barnegat inlet Federal navigation channel while using the dredged material beneficially through strategic placement in the nearshore zone fronting the Atlantic Ocean beach of the northern portion of Long Beach Island, New Jersey.

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CitizenScience.gov


CitizenScience.gov is an official government website designed to accelerate the use of crowdsourcing and citizen science across the U.S. government. The site provides a portal to three key components: a catalog of federally supported citizen science projects, a toolkit to assist federal practitioners with designing and maintaining their projects, and a gateway to a community […]

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December 19, 2020


The Marine Mammal Stranding Center


Rescue, Rehabilitate, Release, Preserve The Marine Mammal Stranding Center is dedicated to responding to marine mammals and sea turtles in distress along all of New Jersey’s waterways and to the rehabilitation of these animals for release back into the wild. In situations where animals may not be released, every effort is made to secure a […]

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October 30, 2020


NY/NJ Baykeeper


NY/NJ Baykeeper is the citizen guardian of the NY-NJ Harbor Estuary. Since 1989, we’ve worked to protect, preserve and restore the ecological integrity and productivity of the waterways and habitats in the most urban estuary on Earth

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October 29, 2020


En-Roads By Climate Interactive- 042421


En-ROADS is a transparent, freely-available policy simulation model that provides policymakers, educators, businesses, the media, and the public with the ability to explore, for themselves, the likely consequences of energy, economic growth, land use, and other policies and uncertainties, with the goal of improving their understanding. This is a Center of information with many useful […]

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October 21, 2020



Climate Interactive rlbi2


Gate way to very useful interactive tools. Climate Interactive is an independent, not-for-profit think-tank that grew out of MIT Sloan in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA. Based on a long tradition of system dynamics modeling, our simulations and insights help people see connections, play out scenarios, and see what works to address climate change, inequity, and related […]

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October 17, 2020


Climate Change 101 for New Jersey rlbi2, 030522, 021222


The NJ Climate Change Resource centerClimate Change 101An Introduction to Climate Change in NJ. This provides links to 6 well written papers CLIMATE CHANGE IN NEW JERSEY: A BRIEF INTRODUCTION CLIMATE CHANGE IN NEW JERSEY: IMPACTS AND RESPONSES SEA LEVEL RISE IN NEW JERSEY: PROJECTIONS AND IMPACTS CLIMATE CHANGE, HEALTH, AND EQUITY IN NEW JERSEY […]

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October 9, 2020


Sea Level Rise In New Jersey rlbi1


Presented in the summer of 2020 – A “must” starting place on the topic that includes the problem, the reason, and what can and is being done – Dr. Robert Kopp, Director of the Rutgers Institute of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences, shares the latest information on sea level rise (SLR), changing coastal storms, and […]

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October 7, 2020


The New Jersey Climate Change Resource Center rlbi2, 31222


The New Jersey Climate Change Resource Center was established by statute in January 2020 to “create and support the use of impartial and actionable science to advance government, public, private, and nongovernmental sector efforts to adapt to, and mitigate, a changing climate.” To that end, our mission is to: Conduct research with real-world applications to New […]

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Save Barnegat Bay


Save Barnegat Bay was founded in 1971 with the mission to restore and protect the Barnegat Bay and its ecosystem. We advance our mission by being a strong and independent voice for the Bay throughout the watershed, including all of Ocean and part of Monmouth Counties.

June 17, 2020


Status and Trends of Hard Clam, Mercenaria mercenaria, Shellfish Populations in Barnegat Bay, New Jersey


This was topic from the May 19, 2020 Stewardship class. The main goal of this paper is to review the historical and current status of hard clam populations in BB-LEH and evaluate their potential for rehabilitation under present environmental conditions.

May 21, 2020


Tide Chart for Manahawkin Bridge


NOAA tide charts. To review a different location select “NOAA Tide Predictions” and then select “NewJersey” or other state, and then select the location of interest. Rick

May 14, 2020


Tide Chart for Seaside Park


NOAA tide charts. To review a different location select “NOAA Tide Predictions” and then select “NewJersey” or other state, and then select the location of interest. Rick


Tide Chart for Island Beach IBSP


NOAA tide charts. To review a different location select “NOAA Tide Predictions” and then select “NewJersey” or other state, and then select the location of interest. Rick


Tide Chart for Barnegat Light


NOAA tide charts. To review a different location select “NOAA Tide Predictions” and then select “NewJersey” or other state, and then select the location of interest. Rick


Tide Chart for Waretown


NOAA tide charts. To review a different location select “NOAA Tide Predictions” and then select “NewJersey” or other state, and then select the location of interest. Rick


Tide Chart for North Beach


NOAA tide charts. To review a different location select “NOAA Tide Predictions” and then select “NewJersey” or other state, and then select the location of interest. Rick


Tide Chart for Beach Haven Crest


NOAA tide charts. To review a different location select “NOAA Tide Predictions” and then select “NewJersey” or other state, and then select the location of interest. Rick


Tide Chart for Tuckerton Creek Entrance


NOAA tide charts. To review a different location select “NOAA Tide Predictions” and then select “NewJersey” or other state, and then select the location of interest. Rick


The New York – New Jersey Harbor & Estuary Program (HEP)


The New York – New Jersey Harbor & Estuary Program (HEP) brings the benefits of the Clean Water Act to the people who live, work, and recreate on our shared waterways. HEP decisions and activities are carried out by staff and partners organized through the committees and work groups.

October 16, 2019


Stevens Flood Advisory System – 020621 rlbi1


This is a comprehensive flood projection the is based on wind, current, and tide. The tool provides forecasts on many locations. This link is for what they call the East Thorofare at Ship Bottom NJ but you can select others. Rick

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October 13, 2019


The Wetlands Institute 030522


Mission Statement: – To promote appreciation, understanding & stewardship of wetlands and coastal ecosystems through our programs in research, conservation, and education. Goals – Teach people of all ages the value of wetlands and coastal ecosystems for the survival of life on earth Conduct cutting-edge research regarding wetlands and coastal ecosystems Encourage stewardship of these […]

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October 9, 2019


ENGINEERING WITH NATURE TO SUPPORT SYSTEM RESILIENCE: EXAMPLES OF INNOVATIVE CHANNEL DREDGING AND PLACEMENT IN COASTAL NEW JERSEY


Navigation and Nature: Philaelphia District took action to restore navigation after Sandy, but also looked for opportunities to assist with shoreline & ecosystem recovery and build coastal system resilience with clean dredged sediment Monica Chasten, Project Manager, Operations Division U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (ACE) Philadelphia District

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Hard Clams as Indicators of Suspended Particulates in Barnegat Bay


Final Report for the Project: “Assessment of summer-fall conditioning of hard clams, Mercenaria mercenaria, in the Barnegat Bay estuary in relation to clam size and environmental conditions April 1, 2014 to July 31, 2015 Dr. V. Monica Bricelj, Rutgers University,, Principal Investigator Rick

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September 18, 2019


Empower NJ Fighting Climate Change in NJ rlbi2


Empower NJ is a growing coalition of more than 50 environmental and grassroots groups, formed to advocate for an immediate moratorium on all new fossil fuel projects. This is their report supporting a moratorium on fossil fuels.

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September 3, 2019


American Littoral Society – Protecting the Coast through Education, Conservation and Advocacy 030522


When we restore habitat, our objective is not only to restore a dune or rebuild an oyster reef, but also to motivate people to invest “sweat equity” into a piece of the coast, take ownership and become committed stewards. When we educate, we don’t merely provide books, CDs, or handouts. We lead students young and […]

September 1, 2019


Clean Ocean Action – 042421


Clean Ocean Action is a leading national and regional voice working to protect waterways using science, law, research, education, and citizen action. Rick

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August 31, 2019


Conserve Wildlife of NJ 030522


Conserve Wildlife of New Jersey has a rich biodiversity that belies its small size and urban reputation. In every corner of our state, species of wildlife, considered rare and imperiled enough to be protected by state or federal law, are woven in to the tapestry of life in our state. It is our duty, and […]

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Barnegat Bay Partnership 030522


The Barnegat Bay Partnership (formerly the Barnegat Bay National Estuary Program) is a partnership of federal, state, municipal, academic, business, and private organizations that work together with the communities of the Barnegat Bay watershed to help restore, protect, and enhance the natural resources of the Barnegat Bay ecosystem. Rick

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August 30, 2019


New Jersey Invasive Species Council


To address growing concerns about invasive species, state officials convened the New Jersey Invasive Species Council to coordinate and guide invasive species activities throughout New Jersey and to act as a liaison for regional and national cooperative efforts.

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August 26, 2019




The North Atlantic Coast Comprehensive Study (NACCS) – Army Corps of Engineers – US ACE rlbi3


THE GOALS OF THE NACCS ARE TO: Provide a risk management framework, consistent with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)/USACE Infrastructure Systems Rebuilding Principles; and Support resilient coastal communities and robust, sustainable coastal landscape systems, considering future sea level and climate change scenarios, to manage risk to vulnerable populations, property, ecosystems, and infrastructure.

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Report on coastal storm and flood risk in the North Atlantic region of the United States


The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers today released to the public a report detailing the results of a two-year study to address coastal storm and flood risk to vulnerable populations, property, ecosystems, and infrastructure in the North Atlantic region of the United States affected by Hurricane Sandy in October, 2012.

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Nature Conservancy Shoreline Projects


Contains a map that currently has 209 restoration sites that have been submitted to the database. The sites can be accessed either by pressing on a location or by scrolling through the project list. Each location includes a summary, photos and details such as techniques used, data collected, habitats, species and project objectives. There is […]

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LEARN ABOUT LIVING SHORELINES


Learn about living shorelines – what they are, how they are designed and built, and how they serve our coastal habitats and communities. Whether you are a property owner looking for alternatives to mitigate erosion on your shoreline property, or a contractor or a policy maker looking to gain more in depth knowledge about the […]

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