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First Guanabara Bay environmental health report card shows watershed under stress

July 21, 2017
The University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science (UMCES) along with local partners including the Environmental Sanitation Program for the Municipalities Surrounding Guanabara Bay (PSAM) and the State Environmental Institute (INEA), released the Guanabara Bay Environmental Health Report Card—the first of its kind in Brazil—to track progress of global water management goals. With a grade of D for the Guanabara Bay and its watershed, the report card serves as a model for building comprehensive, community-driven, scientifically credible basin assessments that will help accelerate restoration efforts.

Bill Dennison awarded for excellence in coastal and estuarine management

July 16, 2017
Dr. Bill Dennison, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science’s Vice President for Science Application, has received the first Margaret A. Davidson Award for Stewardship from the Coastal and Estuarine Research Federation (CERF) for his trailblazing work to synthesize scientific results in a way that facilitates public awareness and management decisions.

IMET's Rose Jagus awarded Elkins Professorship

July 13, 2017
Professor Rose Jagus of the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science (UMCES) has been awarded the Wilson H. Elkins Professorship by the University System of Maryland for her contributions to increasing the diversity of scientists working in the marine sciences.

Chesapeake Biological Laboratory scientist pens children's book on leatherback turtles

July 6, 2017
Helen Bailey, an associate research professor at the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science’s Chesapeake Biological Laboratory, partnered with her long-term turtle research collaborator, George Shillinger, then executive director of the non-profit conservation group The Leatherback Trust to write a children’s book titled “The Grande Turtle Adventure.”

Peter Goodwin named president of University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science

July 5, 2017
The University System of Maryland (USM) Board of Regents has appointed Peter Goodwin, Ph.D., as president of the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science (UMCES). He will join UMCES on September 18, 2017.

Events

Jul
24th

Discovering the Chesapeake with Melanie Jackson

July 24, 2017 12:00pm to 1:00pm
This summer, we’re deepening our understanding of Chesapeake Bay through the eyes and stories of our faculty and students at the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science. Our weekly YouTube video series called “Discovering the Chesapeake” features our scientists and the research that sets them apart. This week, learn about how oysters help clean the Bay with Melanie Jackson.
Jul
25th

Horn Point Seminars ~ Jim Brighton

July 25, 2017 11:00am to 12:00pm
Jim Brighton, Horn Point's own 2017 Chesapeake Champion, from the Maryland Biodiversity Project will be speaking next Tuesday, July 25 at 11 in Coastal. His talk is titled "An Introduction to the Maryland Biodiversity Project."
Jul
26th

Candidate Seminar ~ Dr. Julie Dinasquet

July 26, 2017 10:00am to 11:00am
Julie Dinasquet currently at Scripps Institution of Oceanography will give a talk titled "From marine microbes to atmospheric chemistry: interactions between bacterioplankton and volatile organic compounds" Wednesday, July 26 at 10am in the Coastal Science auditorium.
Jul
28th

Meet the Author of The Grande Turtle Adventure

July 28, 2017 11:00am to 11:45am
It’s a big ocean for two baby leatherback turtles! Scientist and author Dr. Helen Bailey will read and sign copies of her recently published children's book
Jul
28th

Meet the Author of The Grande Turtle Adventure

July 28, 2017 1:30pm to 2:15pm
It’s a big ocean for two baby leatherback turtles! Scientist and author Dr. Helen Bailey will read and sign copies of her recently published children's book