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Maryland scientists crack blue crab’s genetic code

October 8, 2021
Researchers at the Institute of Marine and Environmental Technology (IMET) at Baltimore’s Inner Harbor have published the first full reference genome sequence for the blue crab. This means that for the first time we have a complete picture of all of the DNA that makes up Maryland’s favorite crustacean.

Climate change in focus in online community learning series

September 23, 2021
Leading experts on climate change and its impacts will be featured in the Science for Communities webinar series hosted by UMCES' Chesapeake Biological Laboratory this fall.

Researchers release first-of-its-kind quantitative assessment for sustainable agriculture

September 15, 2021
For the first time, scientists have assembled a quantitative assessment for agriculture sustainability for countries around the world based not only on environmental impacts, but economic and social impacts, as well.

New Partnership Formed to Advance Regenerative and Sustainable Agriculture

September 13, 2021
UMCES, Horn Point Lab and The Nature Conservancy (TNC) have created a new partnership to build collaborative projects towards regenerative and sustainable agriculture in the Chesapeake Bay watershed.

Maryland artist and scientist team up to visualize Chesapeake Bay

September 10, 2021
This fall, visitors to the Inner Harbor will be able to view life in the Chesapeake Bay in a new way. On October 9, 2021 from 1-4 pm, water itself will tell the story of life under the Chesapeake Bay in an augmented reality (AR) project called “Under the Bay.”



S4C Webinar - Climate Warming and the Arctic Marine Ecosystem

October 19, 2021 7:00pm to 8:00pm
In this free, public webinar, internationally recognized Arctic expert Dr. Jackie Grebmeier will share highlights of scientific findings from the rapidly changing Pacific Arctic marine ecosystem.

Visiting Scholar Seminar Series: Bill Dennison and Vanessa Vargas-Nguyen, UMCES-IAN

October 21, 2021 3:30pm to 4:30pm
Dr. Bill Dennison and Dr. Vanessa Vargas-Nguyen, UMCES, will present as part of the Visiting Scholar Seminar Series.

S4C Webinar - The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change

October 26, 2021 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Why should we believe what these scientists tell us? As lead author of IPCC Working Group II, Dr. Libby Jewett will shed light on the integrity and hard work, as well as the challenges, that are key to developing this high-profile report. This is a free, public webinar.

Visiting Scholar Seminar Series: Cassie Gurbisz, SMCM

October 28, 2021 3:30pm to 4:30pm
Cassie Gurbisz, SMCM, will present as part of the Visiting Scholar Seminar Series.