A globally eminent research and graduate institution focused on 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, we 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 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.
The Integration and Application Network (IAN) is an initiative of the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science charged to inspire, manage and produce timely syntheses and assessments on key environmental issues, with a special emphasis on Chesapeake Bay and its watershed.