Research for a better future: Restoration & Resilience in Jamaica Bay, NY


The real power of coastal processes was realized after Hurricane Sandy struck Gateway National Recreation Area, New York, in 2012. The after-effects of the superstorm opened up opportunities for understanding how to become more resilient and how to manage our coastal parks resources in a way that will prepare us for future storms using the most effective science techniques possible. The research and restoration that has taken place in Jamaica Bay since then have become an example of how to manage natural resources in an urban environment in the face of climate change.