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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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Recent Press Releases

NSF award supports island students in marine science careers

The University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science and Maryland Sea Grant College have been awarded a $2.5 million grant from the National Science Foundation to help grow the number and diversity of students who are interested in and eventually seek careers in STEM fields.

IMET Fall into Science lecture series

The Institute of Marine and Environmental Technology at the Inner Harbor is hosting a Fall into Science lecture series on first Tuesdays this fall covering topics from biodiversity in the bay to climate change.

$5 million awarded to multi-institution team to understand red tide in Florida

Maryland researchers will apply lessons learned about harmful algal blooms in Chesapeake Bay to help understand red tide in Gulf of Mexico

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Recent News

Appalachian Laboratory to host bat event as part of Watershed Moments series

On Thursday, October 24, at 6:30pm, the Appalachian Laboratory will kick off international “Bat Week” with a Watershed Moments Community Learning Series event all about bats. University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science Ph.D.

Appalachian Laboratory seeks nominations for the 2020 Richard A. Johnson Environmental Education Award

The University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science's Appalachian Laboratory asks the community to nominate an outstanding individual, organization, or project for its 2020 Richard A. Johnson Environmental Education Award.

NSF award supports island students in marine science careers

NSF award supports new effort to engage underrepresented island students in marine and environmental sciences