01. SEALs

NY Harbor SEALs Mission Statement:

Welcome to the NY Harbor Sea, Estuary, Air, and Land (SEALs) Citizen Science Environmental Monitoring Program. Our purpose is to bring together Citizen Scientists to monitor the health of the Hudson River Estuary, educate the public, and create the conditions to help bring the harbor seal back to NYC. For, once the harbor seal accepts the NY Harbor again as part of its habitat, we will have made a positive difference in our environment.

Objectives:

  1. Measure, monitor, and record water, air, and sediment quality parameters in the Upper New York Bay to determine its impact and suitability for marine life and human recreation,
  2. Monitor the marine biodiversity in the Upper New York Bay to determine its health.
  3. Empower student citizen scientists with the necessary skills to take ownership of their environmental heritage to protect it,
  4. Disseminate the data collected on the World Wide Web for analysis and use by pertinent stake holders i.e. the New York Harbor School’s Oyster Restoration Project.

Harbor SEALs / CIVITAS Citizen Science – Harlem/East River Natural Resources Final Report, 2017

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Harbor SEALs / CIVITAS Citizen Science Harlem/East River Natural Resources Final Outreach Poster, 2017

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For access to the complete water quality data set collected to date click here.

Harbor SEALs / EPA Citizen Science – Water Physical-Chemistry Final Report, 2015

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NY Harbor SEALs Marine Baseline Quality Assurance Project Plan. 

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Harbor SEALs / EPA Citizen Science Water Physical-Chemistry Quality Assurance Project Plan

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Harbor SEALs / EPA Citizen Science Water Physical-Chemistry Outreach Poster for City of Water Day, 2014

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For more information or to volunteer, fill out the form below.

Citizen Scientist Environmental Monitoring of the Hudson River Estuary