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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

New research effort will consolidate tools to manage salt contamination of fresh water supplies

Project to be supported by an award from the National Science Foundation Convergence Accelerator.

Novel biomanufacturing process will capture carbon and bolster human health

Project to be supported by an award from the National Science Foundation Convergence Accelerator.

NOAA award funds project to help alleviate global warming

The $2M award will support an exploration of how wastewater treatment plants could help oceans mitigate climate change.

Recent News

Dr. Fernando Miralles-Wilhelm named president of University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science

The University System of Maryland (USM) Board of Regents has appointed Dr. Fernando Miralles-Wilhelm the next president of the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science (UMCES). Miralles-Wilhelm is currently professor and dean of the College of Science at George Mason University.

New research effort will consolidate tools to manage salt contamination of fresh water supplies

Project supported by an award from the NSF Convergence Accelerator.

Novel biomanufacturing process will capture carbon and bolster human health

The team's custom-built microalgae bioreactor (left) with top view (right), and creators Scott Hunsicker (left) and Greg Silsbe (right), forms an important component of the new biomanufacturing system being constructed for the Convergence Accelerator project. Credit: Elizabeth North.