Marine Science  Feild Station

The Marine Science and Environmental Field Station is a facility of the School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics at the Richard Stockton College of NJ.  The Field Station is used as a teaching and research destination for numerous NAMS' academic programs, including foremost the marine science program, as well as biology, environmental studies, geology, and the professional science masters program.

New Student MTS Chapter forming!

The Field Station is advising on the establishment of a student chapter of the Marine Technology Society to help expose Stockton students to the increasing opportunities in this area of marine science.  Our first Student Chapter meeting is Wednesday December 4th in AS 102 at 6pm - see you there!  If you didn't make it find information here and contact the Officers to sign up now for the newsletters and notices for future events.

Recent grant awards...

"Modeling Zostera marina restoration potential in Barnegat Bay", Dr. Jessie Jarvis PI, has been funded by the Barnegat Bay Partnership for the period June 1, 2012 through summer 2014.  The goal of this project is to refine and apply a Zostera marina-specific ecological model developed by Dr. Jarvis to quantify SAV resiliency to disturbances through modeling loss and recovery processes within established SAV beds in Barnegat Bay.   In order to apply the model in Barnegat Bay, Dr. Jarvis and several students in the Stockton Marine Science and Biology programs will collect both the environmental (water column and sediment) and SAV data (density, biomass, seed bank characteristics) necessary to refine and calibrate the model to local conditions.  Learn more...

Derelict Crab Trap Removal in the Mullica River - Great Bay Estuary"
, Dr. Mark Sullivan PI, has been funded by the NOAA Marine Debris Program for the period August 1, 2012 through fall 2014.  The goal of this project is to determine the volume of lost fishing gear in the MRGB system by using side scan sonar to identify and geo-reference lost crab pots, and to subsequently remove lost gear by contracting members of the commercial fishing community in a scientist/industry effort to decrease negative effects of lost fishing gear.  PIs will work with the commercial fisherman to develop programs to educate the general boating public in ways to avoid contributing to gear loss via prop entanglement/cut-offs.  For more information contact Program Coordinator Dr. Mark Sullivan or Field Station Manager Steve EvertLearn more...


Feel free to contact us should you have any questions regarding the Field Station's academic or research programs. For Google map directions, click here and then select "Stockton Properties, Nacote Stations".

Not sure what a marine science student does or what the career opportunties even look like?  Visit these informative websites for more information; COSEE website, Sea Grant marine careers.