New Allegany County grant sparks innovation and creates public-private partnerships with Appalachian Lab

May 10, 2024
Allegany County Economic and Community Development, the Appalachian Laboratory of the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science, and for-profit firms are partnering to advance environmental science and technology development while also creating high paying, long-term jobs in the county.

Report dolphin sightings with Chesapeake DolphinWatch

May 6, 2024
Researchers at UMCES' Chesapeake Biological Laboratory launched the Chesapeake DolphinWatch App in 2017 to allow people who are already enjoying the Chesapeake Bay to report sightings of dolphins, including the time, date, GPS location, number of animals observed, and pictures and video of the animals throughout the bay, creating an unprecedented observation network.

UMCES Ph.D. candidate Jens Wira receives USM Board of Regents Award

May 1, 2024
The USM Board of Regents has awarded a Student Excellence Scholarship to UMCES Ph.D. candidate Jens Wira for his innovative approach to science and artistic collaboration that bridges the gap between complex scientific concepts and public understanding, making science accessible and engaging to all.

Researchers discover how biomolecules in nature are transformed into complex organic matter

April 30, 2024
UMCES Professor, Michael Gonsior, and an international team of collaborators from Linköping University in Sweden and Helmholtz Zentrum in Germany now understand how biomolecules in nature transform to yield complex organic matter found in rivers and lakes. Their study was published April 24 in Nature.

New book takes deep dive into warming trends and extreme events in the Indian Ocean

April 26, 2024
The Indian Ocean represents one of the great frontiers in climate science and oceanography and its surrounding countries stand out globally as the region with the highest risk of natural hazards. In a new book, "The Indian Ocean and Its Role in the Global Climate System," an interdisciplinary team of experts takes a deeper dive into recent warming trends and extreme events.