Institute of Marine and Environmental Techonology is a joint University System of Maryland research institute capitalizing on the strengths of the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science, the University of Maryland Baltimore County, and the University of Maryland Baltimore. IMET utilizes the research, training, and technology transfer capabilities of these partner institutes to further its mission.
The scientists at IMET conduct marine and environmental research and create technologies designed to foster the protection and restoration of coastal marine systems and their watersheds, sustainable use of their resources, and improvement of human health. Their work includes the use of aquaculture and genomics to foster conservation and the creation of marine resources, including marine bioenergy, environmental sensor development, environmental remediation, developmental biology, marine biomedicine, molecular and cellular systems, and sustainable urban ports and ecosystems.
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