Coastal Resource Repository

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Creation and purpose of the Coastal Resource Repository (CRR)


Resources available for Coastal Decision Makers: GIS, data, publications, support


The Jacques Cousteau National Estuarine Research Reserve (JCNERR) is directing many of its educational programs towards technical support and training to Coastal Decision Makers in the Atlantic Coastal Region. JCNERR is administered by Rutgers University Marine and Coastal Sciences and the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP).

In 2001, CRSSA collaborated with Rutgers University Marine and Coastal Sciences to help establish the Coastal Resource Repository (CRR) at the Reserve's Coastal Education Center in Tuckerton, New Jersey. The CRR, which includes an extensive GIS data base, offers hands-on GIS technical support for coastal decision makers through personal consulations and workshops.

CRR offers GIS technical support through personal consulations and workshops.

The Coastal Resource Repository (CRR) contains a comprehensive GIS data bank incorporating data from a variety of sources (e.g. federal, state, local entities) that can be used by Coastal Decision Makers to identify trends in spatial patterns. GIS can be used to foster science-based management decisions that involve the principles of best management practices.

Coastal Resource Repository Funding provided by

the Coastal Management Program, a federally approved program under the Coastal Zone Management Act of 1972. Located within the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, the NJ Coastal Mangement Program and the JCNERR work in partnership to bring scientists and decision makers together in communities facing the challenges of managing land use while protecting groundwater and the quality of life.


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