Rutgers Institute of Marine and Coastal Sciences [Dept. of Animal Sciences]

Mission and Partners

The mission of the Jacques Cousteau National Estuarine Research Reserve (JC NERR) is to improve management of New Jersey coastal environments through science, education, and stewardship.

The JC NERR provides research and education opportunities and practical information for coastal decision-makers to improve the management of land and other natural resources. Properties within the Reserve are entirely in public ownership by various state and Federal entities, and their protected status serves as an excellent site to provide a long-term database for valuable management of coastal resources.

The following agencies serve as partners in the JC NERR:

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