Coastal Research Center


Stockton University Coastal Research Center (CRC) originated in 1981 to assist local municipalities with coastal environmental issues related to recurring storm damage and shoreline retreat. 

Since then the CRC has been working on shoreline monitoring and assessment programs with the State of New Jersey and several municipalities in New Jersey.   The CRC has also been a resource for geotechnical data working on numerous projects with Federal, State and municipal governments.  With over 20 years of experience the CRC has grown into an exemplary organization known for coastal zone management.  The CRC’s continuing mission is to monitor and assess New Jersey’s coastal zone resources.


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On June 6th, 2016, the CRC was awarded the 2016 Leadership Award for Education Excellence from the Jersey Shore Partnership at their 25th anniversary Summer Celebration gala. The celebration, featuring Jersey fresh seafood, was held bayside at historic Fort Hancock in the Gateway National Recreational Area- Sandy Hook, NJ. The Jersey Shore Partnership has advocated for beach replenishment and restoration for 25 years and honored Farrell for his work since the 1980’s at Stockton University in developing the New Jersey Beach Profile Network and in proving data and solutions to maintaining New Jersey’s dynamic coastline and the viability of its’s associated economic engine:
Tom Gagliano Leadership Award for Educational Excellence


Now Available 2015 NJBPN Annual Report:
2015 NJBPN Annual Report


View the Coastal Research Center's recently published article in the Shore & Beach journal:
"Hurricane Sandy: Beach-dune recovery at New Jersey Beach Profile Network (NJBPN) sites"
 Summer 2016


Quick link to NJBPN Annual Reports:
NJBPN Annual Reports


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