University Communications and Marketing has introduced a new initiative to showcase points of pride at Rutgers through a limited-edition collection of retail merchandise, only available online and at the University Bookstore. SEBS and NJAES have been selected to kick off the series, just in time for the Rutgers University Marine Field Station (RUMFS) to celebrate 50 years of preserving the state’s coastal ecosystem to protect the habitat for a wide range of sea life in New Jersey.
The station is a field facility of the Rutgers University Department of Marine and Coastal Sciences (DMCS). It is a working lab with on-going graduate and postdoctoral level research occurring year-round. RUMFS is uniquely situated, across from the Little Egg Inlet in the Mullica River-Great Bay estuary—one of the most pristine estuaries on the east coast. It has been and continues to be a witness to the effects of climate change and is one of the most strategically important areas for sea level rise research. Ocean observation tools developed here are also being deployed in many locations to help with storm prediction. From the station’s Scientific Diving Program, to research vessels, under water gliders and 100 years of data, this is a unique and special place at Rutgers.
RUMFS was chosen for this inaugural collection to demonstrate our Rutgers pride in this important work impacting our state and the environment, as a whole. And it is a chance for the SEBS & NJAES community, including students, alumni, faculty and staff to show their Scarlet marine pride with a limited-edition t-shirt or tote from the Barnes & Noble University Bookstore in New Brunswick or online at Rutgers Special Collections.
The 2022 Special Collection will be available only from August 1 through September 30, 2022. Hurry, catch the first wave! There are six marine creatures to choose from in the collection. Which will be your favorite?