Press Releases

Researchers to study the value of citizen scientists in data gathering

January 22, 2018
Cat Stylinski of the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science’s Appalachian Laboratory is leading a team of collaborators to determine if citizen scientist have the necessary skills to support robust science findings.

The ocean is slowly suffocating, reports international team of scientists

January 4, 2018
An international team of scientists warns that the ocean may run out of breath unless action is taken to rein in climate change and nutrient pollution. In the first sweeping look at the causes, consequences and solutions to low oxygen worldwide, published in Science, researchers reveal that the amount of oxygen in the world’s oceans and coastal waters is steadily decreasing.

Researchers win national challenge to study storm events and nutrients that impact Chesapeake Bay

December 21, 2017
The University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science (UMCES) and Maryland Department of Natural Resources have been named one of five winners of a $10,000 Stage 1 Prize in the Environmental Protection Agency’s national Nutrient Sensor Action Challenge.

EPA awards $150,000 to UMCES to upgrade information technology for Chesapeake Bay restoration

December 11, 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.

MERC ends certification testing of ballast water management systems

December 6, 2017
The Maritime Environment Resource Center (MERC) was established in 2008 by the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science (UMCES) to facilitate the development and adoption of Green Ship and Green Port innovations with a primary goal of expanding on over twenty years of research addressing the issues of ballast water invasive species.