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.
Student MTS Chapter now active
The Field Station is advising on the student chapter of the Marine Technology Society to help expose Stockton students to the increasing opportunities in this area of marine science. Our next Student Chapter meeting will be in September, look out for details and notices for future events.
New Multibeam Sonar to be used in Shipwreck Mapping Project
Stockton's Marine Field Station has been invited to contribute to the RJ Walker Shipwreck Mapping Project during Summer 2014. Stockton staff and students, in partnership with Vince Capone of Black Laser Learning, will collect side scan, multibeam and ROV video records to provide baseline data to the NJ Historical Diver's Association for on-the-bottom mapping dives planned in mid-August 2014. The survey team, minus a few additional students, is pictured here with the Explorer's Club flag and the College's new Edgetech 6205 multibeam sonar. The Edgetech 6205 unit is a combined bathymetry and simultaneous dual-frequency side scan sonar. Learn more about this exciting project by visiting Facebook at "robertjwalkershipwreck".
New Research Vessel Under Construction
The College has contracted with SW Boatworks of Lamoine, ME to build a 36' x 13' x 4' research vessel. The new vessel will serve expanding needs in the coastal sciences, including offshore bottom mapping, ROV video observations, increased oceanography fieldwork and scientific diving. The R/V will also support oyster monitoring and restoration efforts in the Mullica River and in general provide a much larger platform for both teaching and research. To follow progress on the construction follow the Field Station on facebook at "stocktonfieldstation".
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".