Marine Field Station

Aerial View of Stockton Marine Science and Environmental Field StationThe Marine Field Station is a facility of the School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics at the Stockton University.  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.

Located only 15 minutes from campus on an eight-acre waterfront site in the Jacques Cousteau National Estuarine Research Reserve, the Marine Science Field Station makes available the facilities, research vessels, sampling equipment, and staff to provide Stockton students with hands-on learning experiences in a marine environment second to none. The Field Station is also home to the University’s Coastal Research Center, a grant and contract-funded research facility focusing on New Jersey’s coastal zone issues (see below).  The location of the Field Station within the Mullica River-Great Bay estuary is central to its offerings; only 7 miles from the Atlantic Ocean and mere minutes from appropriate estuarine sites.   The Field Station offers several teaching and research laboratories and offices, research vessels, various marine sampling equipment, general-use laboratory equipment, state-of-the-art water sampling equipment (YSI sondes) and a fleet marine technology instrumentation including a remotely operated vehicle, side scan sonar, multibeam sonar, acoustic doppler current profilers, and a magnetometer. 


New Research Vessel Commissioned
May 11, 2016

The 36' x 14' R/V Petrel is in service.  The Maine-built vessel will serve expanding needs in the coastal sciences, including offshore bottom mapping, ROV video observations, increased oceanography fieldwork and scientific diving.  The Petrel 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 the R/V Petrel this summer check out 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 a recent Activities Report click here.  For Google map directions, click here and then select "Stockton Properties, Nacote Stations".  To see what we do on a daily basis, follow us on Facebook...