About the Nutrient Analysis Lab
The Nutrient Analysis Laboratory provides water quality analysis for many projects associated with New Jersey’s waterways including the Raritan River and Barnegat Bay. The laboratory also provides services in support of national projects and programs including the National Estuarine Research Reserve System (NERRS) in direct association with Rutgers’ Jacques Cousteau NERR, the JCNERR site in Tuckerton, NJ. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) provides funding for JCNERR which is part of a network of protected sites designated for long-term research, water-quality monitoring, education and coastal stewardship.
Mission & Vision
Providing professional analysis and quality assured data to researchers, educators, private entities, natural resource managers, and other coastal decision makers. These types of data are critical indicators of environmental conditions for numerous freshwater, ocean, and estuarine species. Our hope is that the data obtained from the Nutrient Analysis Lab will provide insight to researchers about these ecosystems, how they function, and how they are changed (naturally and anthropogenically) over time.
Located in the Environmental Sciences and Natural Resources (ENR) building the Nutrient Analysis Laboratory at Rutgers has been operating for more than 20 years. The quality assured data provided by the Nutrient Analysis Lab, in support of many local (NJ) as well as national and international projects, contributes to understanding how human activities and natural events can affect ecosystems.