RESEARCH, RESTORATION AND INNOVATION

The Meadowlands Research and Restoration Institute (MRRI) serves as the scientific arm of the NJSEA.

Our scientists “to protect the delicate balance of nature,” work to protect and study the Meadowlands’ vital natural resources, with a special interest in preparing the District for the effects of climate change and sea level rise.

The Meadowlands Research and Restoration Institute serves as the scientific arm of the NJSEA. This team of scientists works to protect and study the Meadowlands District’s vital natural resources, with a special interest in preparing the District for the effects of climate change and sea level rise. The team collects, analyzes and publishes real time data collected from the Hackensack River and the associated habitats of the Meadowlands Estuary to promote, restore, and preserve the unique wildlife habitats, provide actionable information to scientists and the public, encourage climate awareness, and empower community advocacy.

MRRI collects, analyzes, creates, and publishes real time data from the Hackensack Meadowlands Estuary in order to promote, restore, and preserve the region, provide actionable information to scientists and the public, encourage climate awareness, and empower community advocacy.

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What We Do

Research

Produce credible and salient science that protects the air and water, and increases the biodiversity and adaptive capacity of the Meadowlands.

Innovate

Commit to the use of proven best practices while supporting the research and implementation of innovative practices.

Restore

Develop potential restoration ideas and opportunities to assist with the recovery of the Meadowlands’ ecosystem and protect the delicate balance of nature.

Promote

Promote the uniqueness and beauty of the Meadowlands to all.

What We Do

TRAIN

Train environmental scientists by addressing the environmental problems of the Hackensack Estuary.

Develop

Apply and develop new technologies to address the legacy of environmental problems in the Meadowlands.

Promote

Promote regional gathering and sharing of planning and environmental information.

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Resources

Boat Training for MRRI Personnel

The Meadowlands Research and Restoration Institute (MRRI) staff recently completed training on their newly acquired research vessel. This training, involving nine staff members, covered essential operations such as down scan and side scan sonar for underwater imaging, shallow water anchoring techniques using the integrated PowePoles®, the use of the bow access door for marsh platform

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Four BCA Seniors Complete the 2024 Senior Experience Internship at MRRI

On May 29th, four seniors from Bergen County Academies (BCA) – Miriam Inba, Arda Sensoz, Julianna Nunez, and Shlok Jhaveri – concluded their 2024 Senior Experience Internship at MRRI. Throughout the school year, these interns joined the professional staff at MRRI every Wednesday, gaining hands-on experience in GIS mapping techniques, laboratory procedures, and field safety.

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