Horn Point Laboratory

Horn Point Laboratory (HPL) is an environmental research facility of the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science (UMCES) the principal institution for advanced environmental research and graduate studies within the University System of Maryland. Other UMCES research locations include the Chesapeake Biological Laboratory in Solomons, Appalachian Laboratory in Frostburg, the Institute of Marine and Environmental Technology in Baltimore, and the Maryland Sea Grant College in College Park. Horn Point Laboratory is located on the banks of the Choptank River, a tributary of the Chesapeake Bay on Maryland's Eastern Shore. Directions are here.

The laboratory is located in history-rich Dorchester County. To find out more about our lab’s past, feel free to browse the Colonial History of Horn Point (pdf) by faculty member Court Stevenson.

Directed by Professor Michael Roman, HPL is a member of the Southern Association of Marine Laboratories (SAML) and the National Association of Marine Laboratories (NAML)

Oyster Recycling Center at Horn Point


Congratulations to Horn Point faculty, Alyson Santoro, a recipient of an Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship for 2015!  Read the story in the Talbot Spy


Eastern Shore’s Horn Point Lab to Quantify Sediment/Nutrient Impact on Bay

Jeff Cornwell
Read the details of this latest research effort by Horn Point scientist's in the Talbot Spy: http://bit.ly/1zRtsXh

Left, Dr. Jeff Cornwell collecting samples, is one of the scientists who will participate in the sediment/nutrient project.

Upcoming Events

March 11, 2015
Deidre Gibson (Hampton Univ) "Doliolid Blooms: What are the driving...
April 1, 2015
Mel Briscoe (Oceanleadership.org) "Ocean Studies Board Briefing on Sea...