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Recent Press Releases

Marine life, fisheries increasingly threatened as the ocean loses oxygen

Scientists warn that the loss of oxygen from the world’s ocean is increasingly threatening fish species and disrupting ecosystems.

Warming climate will impact dead zones in Chesapeake Bay

Researchers including Ming Li and Wenfei Ni factored in local impacts of climate change to make projections of what the oxygen content of the Chesapeake Bay will look like in the future.

Institute of Marine and Environmental Technology named “Top Workplace” by Baltimore Sun

BALTIMORE (December 9, 2019)–The Institute of Marine and Environmental Technology (IMET) has been awarded a Top Workplaces 2019 honor by The Baltimore Sun, one of only 135 companies in the region made this year’s list.

Recent News

Next Generation: Wenfei Ni

"My research focuses on the impacts of regional climate change and watershed nutrient management on Chesapeake Bay dead zones. With the state-of-the-art numerical model, I make projections of Chesapeake Bay oxygen depletion condition in the mid-21st century."

Marine life, fisheries increasingly threatened as the ocean loses oxygen

Scientists from University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science's Horn Point Laboratory warn that the loss of oxygen from the world’s ocean is increasingly threatening fish species and disrupting ecosystems.

Warming climate will impact dead zones in Chesapeake Bay

Researchers including Ming Li and Wenfei Ni factored in local impacts of climate change to make projections of what the oxygen content of the Chesapeake Bay will look like in the future.