Press Releases

Chesapeake Bay Report Card shows steady Bay health recovery

May 8, 2017
The overall health of Chesapeake Bay improved in 2016, a positive sign that recovery efforts are working. The largest estuary in the nation scored a C grade (54%) in the 2016 report card, one of the highest scores calculated by scientists at the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science (UMCES). In addition, fish populations greatly improved to an A (90%). Scientists are encouraged by these improvements in health despite many pressures on the Chesapeake Bay and across the watershed.

Scientists track porpoises to assess impact of offshore wind farms

May 5, 2017
A new study is the first in a series to understand how marine mammals like porpoises, whales, and dolphins may be affected by the construction of wind farms off the coast of Maryland.

Institute of Marine and Environmental Technology invites public to Open House, Saturday, May 6

May 2, 2017
Have you ever wondered what happens in that unusual building with the tent-like roof at the Inner Harbor? Science happens! The Institute of Marine and Environmental Technology opens it doors to the public for a free Open House on Saturday, May 6, 1-4 p.m. to share the research that is happening at the harbor’s edge. Enjoy hands-on activities for kids all ages, meet our scientists, and discover how work being done in Baltimore is helping to change the world.

Mario Tamburri receives highest university award

April 21, 2017
Research Professor Mario Tamburri, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science (UMCES) faculty member and director of the Alliance for Coastal Technologies and the Maritime Environmental Resource Center, has received a 2017 USM Regents’ Faculty Award for Excellence in Public Service, the highest honor that the Board bestows to recognize exemplary faculty achievement.

Appalachian Laboratory honors environmental champion Dr. Chuck Hager

April 19, 2017
In honor of outstanding contributions in Western Maryland, the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science's Appalachian Laboratory has honored Dr. Chuck Hager as recipient of its 2017 Richard A. Johnson Environmental Education Award.