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Assessment and Research

Our mission includes helping to expand knowledge about the condition of the Northeast’s water resources. Research and monitoring by our staff and by partners tracks the presence of aquatic invasive species and harmful algal blooms, the effects of sea level rise, water quality trends, and other environmental impacts.

  • Our quality-management program ensures the integrity of all data collected in our research and monitoring.
  • Our regional research initiative links together research and monitoring efforts across the Northeast.
  • Wetlands assessment work through NEBAWWG supports users and developers of wetlands monitoring and assessment tools.

Research is also part of our work to limit the discharge of nitrogen into Long Island Sound and nutrient pollution generally, of ongoing discussions about pollution budgets, and of water-quality standards.


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