Green Harbors Project

at the University of Massachusetts Boston

Nantucket: Water System

Protecting the groundwater to protect the Island's natural resources.

This Capstone student project is based on the three indpendent studies that are focusing on Nantucket Island's water system; including ground water assessments and eutrophication issues casued by access nutrients, mainly from anthropogenic sources. While addressing existing and potential solutions, students are also asking: How would nature solve to much nutrients in water? Abstract

Independent Study Topic Students
Monitoring groundwater’s nitrate and phosphate on Nantucket Island. Poster Amelia Atwood
How would nature combat eutrophication? Poster Nicole Magnano  
Harmful Algal Blooms in Nantucket Harbor. Poster Sarah Jacobs