Chesapeake Bay Health Score Held Steady in 2021

June 6, 2022
The 2021 Chesapeake Bay and Watershed Report Card issued today by the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science (UMCES) gives the overall Chesapeake watershed a grade of C+ for 2021. The Chesapeake Bay health score improved slightly from 45 to 50, a grade of C. Building on social indicators that were added in 2021, new economic indicators were used to evaluate the health of local economies in the region. These include Median Household Income, Jobs Growth, Income Inequality, and Housing Affordability.

UMCES graduates next generation of environmental leaders

May 25, 2022
The University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science (UMCES) held its annual Commencement on Tuesday, May 24, featuring the conferral of master's and doctorate degrees, distinguished speakers and university awards, and keynote speaker Dr. Deborah Bronk (MEES Ph.D. '92), oceanographer and President and CEO of the Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences.

Eric Schott selected by UMCES graduate students as outstanding faculty mentor

May 25, 2022
Associate Research Professor Eric Schott, a marine ecologist whose research focuses on understanding aquatic health, has been selected by the graduate student body at the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science’s Institute of Marine and Environmental Technology to receive the Outstanding Faculty Mentor Award for his dedication to both science and his students.

8th Ryan Saba Memorial Student Fellowship Awarded

May 22, 2022
The Horn Point Laboratory awarded the 8th Ryan Saba Memorial Student Fellowship to Ph.D. student Catherine Fitzgerald.

Explore the World of Marine Science, Tour the Horn Point Laboratory

May 22, 2022
Dive into science and see the Bay the Horn Point way! Every Tuesday at 10:00 am from Memorial Day through Labor Day tours will be offered to lead you through the amazing world of marine science taking place at the Horn Point Laboratory (HPL). Free and open to the public, these 90-minute walking tours are led by Horn Point Lab’s graduate students. For more information, 410-221-8383 or email