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A globally eminent research institution advancing scientific knowledge of the environment, the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science provides sound advice to help state and national leaders manage the environment and prepares future scientists to meet the global challenges of the 21st century.

Our scientists work across disciplines and in diverse settings—from the Appalachian Mountains to the Arctic, from fisheries to climate change—to understand and discover solutions to challenges in the Chesapeake Bay and around the world. As a trusted advisor to state and national leaders, our world-renowned faculty provide the scientific basis for policymakers and civic leaders to address pressing environmental issues in our communities and around the globe, from sustaining health crab and oyster fisheries to protecting coastal communities from sea-level rise.

We train and inspire the nation’s next generation of environmental leaders as institutions as part of the University System of Maryland’s nationally ranked graduate program in marine and estuarine science. Our graduates conduct research at major universities, manage natural resources in public agencies, and advocate for policy solutions and drive entrepreneurial innovation in the private sector.

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UMCES Annual Report 2019

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Recent Press Releases

Lois Colaprete joins University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science

Lois Colaprete joins the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science (UMCES) as Vice President for Advancement, effective July 1.

Chesapeake Bay Health Score Held Steady in 2021

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.

UMCES graduates next generation of environmental leaders

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.

Recent News

Community members helps scientists spot dolphins in the Chesapeake Bay

Thousands of Marylanders with their eyes on the water have helped scientists understand when bottlenose dolphins are visiting the Chesapeake Bay.

Next Generation: Isabel C. Sánchez-Viruet

Isabel C. Sánchez-Viruet is studying the potential of floating wetlands to remove nitrogen from tidal waters.

Scientific education receives support from local IWLA chapter

Three UMCES Horn Point Laboratory students receive scholarships from the Mid-Shore Chapter of the Izaak Walton League of America to advance their research and studies.