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Coastal Research Center

NJBPN


Overview

In 1986, The Richard Stockton College Coastal Research Center (CRC) established the New Jersey Beach Profile Network (NJBPN) for the purpose of monitoring shoreline conditions along New Jersey’s coast. NJBPN consists of over 100 beach profile sites along the entire shoreline, including the Raritan and Delaware Bays. The profile sites are spaced approximately one mile apart, with at least one site located in each oceanfront municipality.  The dune, beach, and nearshore are surveyed at each profile site twice a year (fall and spring), and analyzed for seasonal and multiyear changes in shoreline position and sand volume.  Reports on all beach profiles are published annually.