Marine Field Station

  • Underwater Archaeology Students Find a New Revolutionary War Shipwreck
  • Aerial View of Stockton University's teaching and research facility on Nacote Creek

    Aerial View of Stockton University's teaching and research facility on Nacote Creek

  • Marine geology students explore an uninhabited barrier island

    Marine geology students explore an uninhabited barrier island

  • Coastal oceanography students depart for a trip aboard the R/V Petrel

    Coastal oceanography students depart for a trip aboard the R/V Petrel

  • Side scan sonar images of the Pat McAlister shipwreck, pre and post-Sandy

    Side scan sonar images of the Pat McAlister shipwreck, pre and post-Sandy

  • Marine Science students utilize the latest in water monitoring instruments

    Marine Science students utilize the latest in water monitoring instruments

The Marine Field Station is a facility of the School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics at Stockton University. The Field Station is used as a teaching and research destination for numerous NAMS' academic programs, including foremost the marine science program, as well as biology, environmental studies, geology, and the professional science masters program. 

Located only 15 minutes from campus on an eight-acre waterfront site in the Jacques Cousteau National Estuarine Research Reserve, the Marine Field Station makes available the facilities, research vessels, sampling equipment, and staff to provide Stockton students with hands-on learning experiences in a marine environment second to none. The Field Station is also home to the University’s Coastal Research Center, a grant and contract-funded research organization focusing on many of New Jersey’s coastal zone issues.  Both the Marine Field Station and the Coastal Research Center provide research and work opportunities for students.

The location of the Field Station within the Mullica River-Great Bay estuary is central to its offerings; only 7 miles from the Atlantic Ocean and minutes from appropriate estuarine sites. The Field Station offers teaching and research laboratories, research vessels, marine sampling equipment, general-use laboratory equipment,  and a fleet marine technology instrumentation including a remotely operated vehicle, side scan sonar, multibeam sonar, acoustic doppler current profilers, and a magnetometer.