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The University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science (UMCES) is a leading research and educational institution working to understand and manage the world’s resources. From a network of laboratories spanning from the Allegheny Mountains to the Atlantic Ocean, UMCES scientists provide sound advice to help state and national leaders manage the environment and prepare future scientists to meet the global challenges of the 21st century. 

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Recent Press Releases

First Guanabara Bay environmental health report card shows watershed under stress

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 Ca

Peter Goodwin, Ph.D. named president of University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science

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.

Help scientists track dolphins in the Chesapeake Bay

The University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science invites everyone who spends time on or near the Chesapeake Bay to report dolphin sightings with a new online tracking system.

Recent News

First Guanabara Bay environmental health report card shows watershed under stress

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 Ca

Bill Dennison awarded for excellence in coastal and estuarine management

Dr. Bill Dennison, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science’s Vice President for Science Application, has received the first Margaret A.

IMET's Rose Jagus awarded Elkins Professorship

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.