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


Horn Point's Patricia Glibert is featured in a special issue of Oceaography--Women in Oceanography


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


Upcoming Events

March 30, 2015
Bill Orsi (WHOI), "Microbial life in low oxygen"    This seminar will...
April 1, 2015
Mel Briscoe (Oceanleadership.org) "Ocean Studies Board Briefing on Sea...
April 8, 2015
Sairah Malkin (University of Georgia) "The ecology of electrically...