University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science
|Dean||Dr. Donald Boesch|
|Location||Cambridge, Maryland, United States|
With 1925 origins as a research station on Solomons Island, the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science (UMCES) is one of 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, United States, 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:
- Appalachian Laboratory (Frostburg, Maryland)
- Chesapeake Biological Laboratory (Solomons, Maryland)
- Horn Point Laboratory (Cambridge, Maryland)
- Institute of Marine and Environmental Technology (Baltimore, Maryland)
- Maryland Sea Grant College (College Park, Maryland)
The Center also administers the Integration and Application Network.