News

New grant will help resource managers plan for increase in toxic algal blooms in Chesapeake waterways

September 19, 2017
Researchers from the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science’s Horn Point Laboratory have been awarded funding to develop a new model to better predict the long-term occurrences of dangerous and costly harmful algal blooms in the Chesapeake Bay.

UMCES glider on mission to assist hurricane forecasting

September 14, 2017
UMCES' glider launched off the coast of New Jersey on a month-long trip to collect data that's used to improve hurricane forecasting.

UMCES, Standard Solar break ground on 10-acre field at Cambridge campus

September 8, 2017
The University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science and Standard Solar marked the beginning of a partnership to bring sustainable energy to the Horn Point Laboratory campus with a groundbreaking ceremony.

Science in the First Person: Greg Silsbe on using drones to study water quality

September 5, 2017
Greg Silsbe is a biological oceanographer and research assistant professor at Horn Point Laboratory. Recently, he has been using drones to help better understand water quality in Chesapeake Bay.

Researchers identify zone of increasing acidity in Chesapeake Bay

August 28, 2017
A research team has identified a zone of water that is increasing in acidity in the Chesapeake Bay. The team analyzed little studied factors that play a role in ocean acidification—changes in water chemistry that threaten the ability of shellfish such as oysters, clams and scallops to create and maintain their shells, among other impacts.

Pages