Tracking Sargassum’s ocean path could help predict coastal inundation events

August 23, 2018
In a recent study, Horn Point graduate student Maureen Brooks and her UMCES co-authors Victoria Coles and Raleigh Hood showed that you need to include both ocean physics and seaweed biology in ocean modeling to understand the patterns of Sargassum we observe.

Deep dive on remote sensing leads to prestigious award for young scientist

August 21, 2018
Using the Chesapeake Bay as a study site, student Marvin Li worked with Horn Point Laboratory faculty member Greg Silsbe to use advanced machine learning tools to develop a new algorithm for satellite remote sensing of coastal waters. He recenty won a prestigious $10,000 Davidson Fellows Scholarship for his work.

Students Impacting Policy with Science

July 31, 2018
Sea Grant has just announced the highly competitive 2019 John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship Finalists , and UMCES students captured four of the coveted fellowships.

Next Generation: Christine Knauss

July 30, 2018
I am examining how plastic pollution is affecting oysters in the Chesapeake Bay. Specifically, I look at a category of small plastics called microplastics, which is anything less than 5 millimeters. My research focuses on how larval oysters are affected when they ingest these microplastics.

Maryland Green Registry Award recognizes UMCES' leadership in sustainability

June 29, 2018
The University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science’s Sustainability and Facilities teams have won the Maryland Department of the Environment’s Maryland Green Registry Leadership Award for 2018. The award recognizes organizations that have shown a strong commitment to the implementation of sustainable practices, the demonstration of measurable results, and the continual improvement of environmental performance.