Press Releases

UMCES Graduates Students Awarded 2021 Knauss Fellowship

July 30, 2020
Two University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science graduate students have been named finalists of the John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship program sponsored by Sea Grant and NOAA. Shadaesha Green and Suzi Spitzer will join the 42nd class of the fellowship, and be placed in a government organization at a position in either the Executive or Legislative branches of government on coastal and marine science policy for one year.

Don Boesch receives 2020 Sustained Achievement Award from Renewable Natural Resources Foundation

July 8, 2020
The Renewable Natural Resources Foundation (RNRF) has awarded University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science President Emeritus Don Boesch with its 2020 Sustained Achievement Award for a long-term contribution and commitment to the conservation and protection of natural resources by an individual.

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 have been selected to receive $3 million award from U.S. Department of Energy to develop a scalable and deployable carbon-negative bioreactor system to capture carbon dioxide from power plant flue gases.

Pages