Detecting Water Quality Regime Shifts in Jamaica Bay

Lead PI: Sandra Baptista , Brett Branco, Patrick Sullivan

Unit Affiliation: Center for International Earth Science Information Network (CIESIN)

October 2014 - September 2016
Inactive
North America ; New York ; Jamaica Bay
Project Type: Research

DESCRIPTION: The Jamaica Bay Water Quality Database is an interactive Web application for Jamaica Bay, New York created by the Center for International Earth Science Information Network (CIESIN) and Brooklyn College. Data were provided by Gateway National Recreation Area (Gateway) of the National Park Service (NPS) and the New York City Department of Environmental Protection (NYCDEP). The datasets were formatted to ensure compatibility of measurement units and facilitate integration into a single database. The purpose of this database is to centralize access to water quality data in support of research, management and education that promote resilience in Jamaica Bay and the surrounding communities.

OUTCOMES: The project developed an online decision support system

SPONSOR:

Research Foundation of City University of New York

ORIGINATING SPONSOR:

Department of the Interior

FUNDED AMOUNT:

$159,196

RESEARCH TEAM:

Annesia Lamb, Danielle Alexander, John Scialdone, Dara Mendeloff, Sri Vinay, Annie Gerard, James Carcone, Mark Ringenary, Beau Ranheim

EXTERNAL COLLABORATORS:

Brooklyn College, Cornell University, Gateway National Recreation Area, NYC Department of Environmental Protection

KEYWORDS

water pollution water quality ecosystem resilience

THEMES

Modeling and Adapting to Future Climate