Science Collaborative Program Overview

Factsheet Resource
March 2021

The NERRS Science Collaborative manages a national competitive research program that supports collaborative science projects addressing critical coastal management needs. Made possible through sustained congressional investment in the NERRS, the program also disseminates the knowledge, processes, and key lessons learned from projects. With a national network dedicated to sharing tools and knowledge, research conducted at one reserve strengthens all 30 sites and the communities they serve, leaving them better prepared to manage our changing coasts.

About this resource

This factsheet provides an overview of the NERRS Science Collaborative Program. Using program metrics and example projects, the fact sheet illustrates how collaborative science projects are developing knowledge and tools immediately usable by coastal decision makers to address their most critical challenges.