As an environmental research institution specializing in coastal environments, the Center is playing an active role in determining long- term damage to the ecosystem and providing science- based analysis to policymakers working to minimize the impact of this environmental tragedy. Read on...
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Welcome to the inaugural edition of Environmental Insights, a regular look at new research taking place at the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science. Each month, we'll highlight the Center's most important work, and how our scientists are applying this new-found understanding to solve environmental problems facing Maryland, the region and the world. We hope you enjoy it!
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New HPL Facility Raises Hopes for Bay Oyster Restoration
On the banks of the Choptank River, regional and University leaders gathered on a rainy Sunday afternoon to dedicate the new $11 million Oyster Setting Facility at the UMCES Horn Point Laboratory. This new facility sets the stage for the laboratory to more than double its annual production of oyster spat for Chesapeake Bay restoration, setting the stage for a significant expansion of the State's aquaculture and environmental restoration programs. Read on...
Are Offshore Windfarms Impacting Dolphins?
Over the last decade there has been a growing interest in marine renewable energy production, such as offshore wind power. Construction of these devices can result in very high noise levels, which has raised concerns about the impact on marine species. CBL researcher Dr. Helen Bailey is working to determine those impacts. Read on...
Globally eminent, locally relevant The University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science harnesses the power of science to transform the way society understands and manages the environment. By conducting cutting-edge research into today's most pressing environmental problems, the Center is developing new ideas to help guide our state, nation, and world toward a more environmentally sustainable future.