Science and Resilience Institute at Jamaica Bay

The Science and Resilience Institute at Jamaica Bay, hosted by Brooklyn College, is a top-tier research center that promotes the understanding of resilience in the urban ecosystem and adjacent communities. The institute, a partnership among academic institutions, nongovernmental organizations and community groups, performs the following functions:

  • Conducts research to:
    • understand the temporal nature and robustness of the resilience of Jamaica Bay, New York Harbor, Hudson Raritan Estuary and Gateway National Recreation Area,
    • develop models for studying the fundamental nature of resilient systems, and
    • determine how best to manage ecosystems to ensure resilience and sustainability;
  • Provides technical assistance and guidance to the institute's governmental partners, including the National Park Service, New York City Parks and the New York City Department of Environmental Protection; and
  • Serves as a center for education and the dissemination of knowledge about processes that affect resilience and contribute to the changes in the urban ecosystem.

Partners in the Science and Resilience Institute

  • City University of New York
  • Columbia University
  • Cornell University
  • Institute of Marine and Coastal Sciences, Rutgers University
  • NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies
  • New York Sea Grant
  • Stevens Institute of Technology
  • Stony Brook University (SUNY)
  • Wildlife Conservation Society