Beacon Institute for Rivers and Estuaries, a subsidiary of Clarkson University, is headquartered in the City of Beacon in Dutchess County, New York. The mission of Beacon Institute is to create and maintain a global center for scientific and technological innovation that advances education, research, and public policy regarding the environment, specifically rivers and estuaries.

Beacon Institute/Clarkson University implements its mission through a multi-disciplinary focus on science and technology, education, and policy. Teams of scientists, engineers, educators and policy experts take an integrated, data-driven view of how communities and ecosystems interact to create new mechanisms through which humans can gain a more sophisticated understanding of rivers and estuaries for the benefit of public health, economic development, restoration of ecosystems, and quality of life.

Read more on the history of Beacon Institute for Rivers and Estuaries, Clarkson University.