Faculty Advisor

Looft, Fred J.

Faculty Advisor

Servatius, Brigitte

Project Center

Nantucket, Massachusetts


Monitoring and maintaining the quality of Nantucket Harbor is the responsibility of the Nantucket Department of Natural Resources as they attempt to preserve the harbor’s aquatic life and economy. The goal of this project was to compile all available data on water quality regarding Nantucket Harbor, make observations in trends regarding the harbor’s health, and make recommendations to better record and communicate information on water quality. This goal was met by specifically analyzing nitrates and nitrogen inputs into the harbor and addressing the need for more detailed monitoring of water quality factors.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

December 2013

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project



Advisor Department

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Advisor Department

Mathematical Sciences