News & Events


EPA awards $150K for IT upgrade key for Chesapeake Bay restoration

December 12, 2017
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced today that it is providing an additional $150,000 to the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science (UMCES) to continue support for managing and improving the computer technology used for Chesapeake Bay restoration.

Walter Boynton wins Carl S. Weber Award for monitoring work in Chesapeake Bay

December 11, 2017
Walter Boynton, now a professor emeritus at UMCES’ Chesapeake Biological Laboratory, won the Maryland Water Monitoring Council’s Carl S. Weber Award for sharing Weber’s spirit, vision, and leadership in his own work in Chesapeake Bay.

Maritime Environmental Resource Center ends certification testing of ballast water management systems

December 6, 2017
Maritime Environment Resource Center will no longer provide ballast water management systems certification testing services.

Controlling mosquitoes with Chesapeake critters

December 6, 2017
Biological oceanographer Jamie Pierson of the Horn Point Laboratory is exploring whether or not microscopic critters found in the waters around the Chesapeake Bay region could be used to naturally control mosquito populations.Copepods-small aquatic crustaceans that are a major food source for small fish and birds-have been used as mosquito control in places like Louisiana and New Jersey.

Next Generation: Matthew Spitznagel

December 1, 2017
Get to know IMET graduate student, Matthew Spitznagel, who is trying to understand a disease killing blue crabs.



Horn Point Seminars ~ Simon Constanza

December 13, 2017 11:00am to 12:00pm
Dr. Simon Costanzo with the UMCES Integration & Application Network, will give a talk titled "Future Cards - a reflection on the past to look at the future using report cards" in the Coastal Auditorium at 11:00am.

Fall 2017 Visiting Scholars Seminar Series: Eric Schott

December 14, 2017 3:30pm to 4:30pm
Dr. Eric Schott, Institute of Marine and Environmental Technology, will present "The Atlantic blue crab from the harbor to the hemispheres," as part of the Appalachian Laboratory's Visiting Scholars Seminar Series.

Horn Point Seminars ~ Jamie Pierson

December 20, 2017 11:00am to 12:00pm
Jamie Pierson will give a talk titled "Copepod tales: Zooplankton as gatekeepers & mediators in aquatic ecosystems" in the Coastal Auditorium on December 20, at 11 am.