The Hawaii Institute of Marine Biology is using modern technologies to develop a deeper understanding of Hawaii’s unique tropical ecosystems.
Monitoring marine species both great and small, Alaska’s Sitka Sound Science Center keeps track of the health of fish, kelp, copepods and more.
Mount Desert Rock offers unique research opportunities and austere beauty to high school, undergraduate and graduate students. Its surrounding waters feature humpback, minke, fin and northern right whales.
Appledore Island’s rocky shores and unique flora and fauna provide outstanding research opportunities for college students at Shoals Marine Laboratory.
New York’s Cary Institute has a long history of important environmental monitoring contributions, from pivotal acid rain research to long-term road salt monitoring.
The National Lakes Assessment is helping to bridge an enormous limnological data gap across the continental United States.
Beaver Creek Wetlands are a unique wetland system primarily made of fens. Environmental monitoring consists primarily of biotic monitoring but has also included chemical monitoring.
Jacques Cousteau NERR, located in New Jersey, follows the same SWMP protocols as the rest of the nation’s 28 NERRS yet also retains its unique character.
A Minnesota Department of Agriculture partnership is bringing advanced water quality monitoring technologies and sustainable practices to farmers.
An independent developer used an AI Stick, a laptop, and a microscope camera to create a clean water AI device that detects and maps bacteria in real-time.
Mission-Aransas NERR offers some bird watching unparalleled in the U.S. In addition to SWMP monitoring, Mission-Aransas also stays on top of HAB threats.
Decades of nutrient and stormwater reduction in the Chesapeake Bay watershed has caused a record-breaking resurgence in submerged aquatic vegetation (SAV).
In Maryland, ShoreRivers is monitoring the water quality of the Choptank River while working with local farmers to support sustainable agricultural methods.
Machine learning techniques provide new insight into decades of careful water quality monitoring data—and better water management insights.
In addition to SWMP monitoring done by all NERRS, Sapelo Island NERR in Georgia has also been the home of some exceptional Lepidoptera research.
Experts call Muskegon Lake a “model Great Lakes estuary.” Two new studies detail its patterns of hypoxia and the ecological effects with unprecedented clarity.
Scientists build on a foundation of decades of monitoring to help unravel the mysterious sea star wasting disease.
The Jefferson Project at Lake George is now 95% complete, and has already yielded fascinating results; this smart lake is a model for other lake systems.
The Mississippi Watershed Management Organization works to gather water quality data on a 14-mile stretch of the Mississippi River in Minnesota.
Scientists have begun to present data gleaned from an array of sensors stretching across the North Atlantic, measuring what drives overturning and currents.