Press Releases

Researchers win national challenge to study storm events and nutrients that impact Chesapeake Bay

December 21, 2017
The University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science (UMCES) and Maryland Department of Natural Resources have been named one of five winners of a $10,000 Stage 1 Prize in the Environmental Protection Agency’s national Nutrient Sensor Action Challenge.

EPA awards $150,000 to UMCES to upgrade information technology for Chesapeake Bay restoration

December 11, 2017
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced today that it is providing an additional $150,000 to the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science (UMCES) to continue support for managing and improving the computer technology used for Chesapeake Bay restoration.

MERC ends certification testing of ballast water management systems

December 6, 2017
The Maritime Environment Resource Center (MERC) was established in 2008 by the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science (UMCES) to facilitate the development and adoption of Green Ship and Green Port innovations with a primary goal of expanding on over twenty years of research addressing the issues of ballast water invasive species.

New gene-based ocean model suggests, for microbes, it’s not who you are but what you do

December 1, 2017
The new model, published today in Science, simulates the impact of microbial activities on the chemistry in the North Atlantic and suggests that the evolution of a metabolic function rather than the evolution of an individual species shapes the ocean as we know it. It is the first model that actually predicts genes and transcription throughout the ocean.

Bill Dennison receives award for contributions to estuarine scientific community

November 7, 2017
Dr. Bill Dennison, Professor of Marine and Science and Vice President for Science Application and Professor at the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science, has received the first-ever 2017 Margaret A. Davidson Award for Stewardship from the Coastal and Estuarine Research Federation (CERF) for professional contributions to the estuarine scientific community.

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