Science and Resilience Institute at Jamaica Bay

2016 State of the Bay Symposium

Attend this year's symposium on the relevant science knowledge and management strategies that enhance the resilience of Jamaica Bay.

Learn more about the June 15–16 event

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