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.


Now Available 2016 NJBPN Annual Report (30 Year Report):
2016 NJBPN Annual Report (30 Year Report)

The CRC is proud to offer the New Jersey Beach Profile Network Profile Viewer. This web application includes a time series of all data collected at the NJBPN sites from 1986 to 2016. You can choose one or several profiles to observe changes in the dune, beach, and nearshore. We encourage you to start viewing your favorite Jersey shore location. The web application includes a tutorial that will help walk you through the process. Just click on the map below to get started.


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


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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