Public Invited to Contribute to MyCoast Online Portal
NJ CLIMATE CHANGE RESOURCE CENTER – New Jersey has launched the MyCoast:NJ portal to collect and analyze photos of coastal events and places that will help document changes to NJ’s coast.
New Jersey is the 10th state to launch its own offshoot of a national portal that allows people in coastal communities to upload photos of ocean, bay, and tidal river flooding, to help their government representatives make more informed decisions about mitigation strategies. The app also allows users to upload photos of places they love, hoping to capture a full picture of the Jersey Shore and its value to the people of New Jersey.
The project was developed by the Jacques Cousteau National Estuarine Research Reserve, which is jointly managed by Rutgers University and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. The Reserve is partnering with the NJ Department of Environmental Protection to start up New Jersey’s version of the MyCoast portal.