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Appalachian Laboratory

Since 1962, the Frostburg-based Appalachian Laboratory has actively studied the effects of land-use change on the freshwater and terrestrial ecosystems of western Maryland.

Chesapeake Biological Lab

As the oldest publicly supported marine laboratory on the East Coast, the Chesapeake Biological Laboratory has forged a rich scientific heritage from its Solomons Island home since 1925.


Horn Point Laboratory

Encompassing more than 800 acres along the Choptank River in Cambridge, the Horn Point Laboratory has advanced society’s understanding of the world’s estuarine and ocean ecosystems.

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Maryland Sea Grant

For more than 30 years, the Maryland Sea Grant College has fostered strong connections between researchers and natural resource managers working to restore the Chesapeake Bay.

Institute of Marine & Environmental Technology

The Institute of Marine and Environmental Technology launches in 2010 and further expands technology programs by capitalizing on new, integrated research efforts

UMCES Annapolis Office

Established in 2006 by the Integration and Application Network, the Annapolis Office offers group meeting facilities designed to help foster synthetic scientific programs.                                                                                                                   


The national Environmental Synthesis Center will draw the best scientists from around the world to discuss how to understand and identify solutions from complex environmental issues.