Science and Resilience Institute at Jamaica Bay

The Science and Resilience Institute at Jamaica Bay, hosted by Brooklyn College, is a top-tier research institute that promotes the understanding of resilience in the urban ecosystem and adjacent communities.

The institute, a partnership among academic institutions, government agencies, nongovernmental organizations, and community groups, performs the following functions:

  • Conducts research to:
    • understand the temporal nature and robustness of the resilience of Jamaica Bay, New York Harbor, Hudson Raritan Estuary, and Gateway National Recreation Area,
    • develop models for studying the fundamental nature of resilient systems, and
    • inform how best to manage ecosystems to ensure resilience and sustainability;
  • Provides technical assistance and guidance to the institute’s governmental and nongovernmental partners, including the National Park Service, New York City Parks Department, and the New York City Department of Environmental Protection; and
  • Serves as a center for education and the dissemination of knowledge about processes that affect resilience and contribute to the changes in the urban ecosystem.

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