UMCES President Peter Goodwin announces retirement

January 20, 2023
After a 40-year career in science and higher education, UMCES President Peter Goodwin has announced his retirement at the end of this academic year. “It has been the honor of a lifetime to lead UMCES toward its second century of impact in Maryland and around the world.”

Chesapeake Biological Laboratory researchers reach the North Pole

November 21, 2022
Scientists Lee Cooper and Jackie Grebmeier have been visiting the Arctic on research expeditions for more than 30 years, but they have never visited the North Pole. Until now.

Upper Rio Grande Basin earns a "C" in first-ever report card

November 17, 2022
Improvements are urgently needed to ensure people and wildlife have continued access to water resources

Coastal adaptation workshop brings together experts from around the country

November 15, 2022
The two-day workshop brought together academic and management communities to synthesize recent progress in research on estuarine and coastal systems with a special focus on Chesapeake Bay. The workshop focused on the danger coastal communities face with climate change and finding the best solutions to deal with the effects they are seeing today and in the future.

Horn Point scientists track how microplastics move through the watershed

November 14, 2022
Scientists at the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science’s Horn Point Laboratory have embarked on a research project that will lay the foundation for plastic research in the Chesapeake Bay. Thanks to a $30,000 matching grant from the Mid-Shore Community Foundation (MSCF) and a group of generous donors who met the match, a short-wave infrared (SWIR) microscope will be purchased that is a game-changer for the project.