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Research team receives $10M to transform shellfish farming with smart technology

June 26, 2020
UMCES researcher Matt Gray and a group of University of Maryland researchers and institutions throughout the U.S. received a $10 million grant from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) to bring advanced technology to the domestic shellfish aquaculture industry

Maryland offshore wind farm could become stop-over region for migrating striped bass and Atlantic sturgeon

June 23, 2020
Authors suggest that the development of wind farms on the DelMarVa coastal shelf, 17-26 miles from Ocean City’s shoreline, may alter the migratory behavior of Atlantic sturgeon and the commercially and recreationally important striped bass as new wind turbines in this otherwise featureless region could create habitat around which fish linger.

Innovative research that uses algae to sequester greenhouse gas emissions awarded grant from U.S. Department of Energy

June 23, 2020
Researchers from UMCES have been selected to receive $3 million award from U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Fossil Energy (FE) to develop a scalable and deployable carbon-negative bioreactor system to capture carbon dioxide, a greenhouse gas that contributes to global warming, from power plant flue gases.

Underwater grasses help to offset acidification in the Chesapeake Bay

June 10, 2020
Scientists have discovered that the recent comeback of underwater grasses in Chesapeake Bay not only removes nutrient pollution and provides habitat for baby crabs and rockfish, but may also offset the growing problem of acidification as climate change impacts the nation’s largest estuary.

Mike Wilberg earns award for science and communication on oyster management

June 1, 2020
Professor Michael Wilberg was awarded the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science’s President’s Award for Excellence in Application of Science for his ongoing and impactful efforts on the science and outstanding communication of oyster management with stakeholders, partners, and policymakers.

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