University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science

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University of Maryland
Center for Environmental Science
Established 1925
Type Public
Dean Dr. Donald Boesch
Location Cambridge, Maryland, United States
Campus Multiple
Website http://www.umces.edu/

With 1925 origins as a research station on Solomons Island, the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science (UMCES) is one the University System of Maryland's two scientific research centers. In 1973 it became the Center for Environmental and Estuarine Studies and in 1997 it assumed its current name.

The center provides a unified focus for environmental research and education in Maryland, USA, with special attention to problems of the Chesapeake Bay. Its educational opportunities include graduate studies and undergraduate research internships. The center has about 60 faculty and 110 graduate students. Dr. Donald Boesch has served as the institution's president since 1990.

UMCES programs are conducted at five constituent research locations:

The Center also administers the Integration and Application Network.

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