New Science and Resilience Center Coming to Jamaica Bay

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Monday, August 19, 2013

Bloomberg, Jewell and Donovan announce Science and Resiliency Institute.

A new research facility will study the changing landscape of Jamaica Bay.

There are two things you need to know about Jamaica Bay right now: First, it was hit pretty hard by Superstorm Sandy.  There were breaches to fresh water ponds that threatened wildlife, there is still dangerous debris in the bay itself, and the surrounding residences were completely flooded.  Second, the bay and surrounding landscape make up a unique urban ecosystem - one that researchers want to use as a “living laboratory.”