Creating a resilient river report card and scenario model for the Upper Rio Grande

The first stakeholder workshop to develop an eco-health report card and scenario model for the Upper Rio Grande occurred in late 2020. More than 50 diverse stakeholders from government, the private sector, academic institutions, irrigation districts, and indigenous communities participated. This newsletter describes the outcomes of the workshop.

The CMC reflects on its first six years

The Chesapeake Monitoring Cooperative (CMC) is completing its sixth year. Together we have built a monitoring network, helped numerous groups start new monitoring programs, and incorporated over 300,000 data points into the Chesapeake Data Explorer. A summary report highlights the amazing partnerships, collaborations, and accomplishments that we have been a part of for the last six years.

COAST Card Research Consortium releases first newsletter

The Coastal Ocean Assessment for Sustainability and Transformation (COAST) Card is an international, transdisciplinary research program seeking to foster solutions to global sustainability challenges. This project brings together researchers from the USA, Japan, Philippines, Norway, and India. COAST Card merges three tools: socio-ecological network analyses; socio-environmental report cards; and system dynamics models. You can subscribe to the COAST Card e-news for updates. Follow COAST card on Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn.

Professional certificate opportunity and environmental management course now available online

On February 15, we launched our first professional certificate program in Environmental Management for Sustainability on EdX, an online learning platform for open online courses. Four courses make up the certificate. All courses are self-paced and available in five languages (English, Spanish, Filipino, Japanese, and Hindi). A professional certificate is available for verified learners, and all content is available for free. For more information, visit our certificate page on EdX.

Welcome, Tom!

This month, we welcome Tom Holloway to our Chesapeake Bay Program (CBP) team. For the last nine years, Tom has been an application engineer and developer at Royal Caribbean Cruise Line, looking after an application that supports the deck, engines, and other onboard mechanical systems. Tom's earlier career was in the music industry. An interest in digital electronics led to an electrical engineering degree with an emphasis in digital design and microprocessors.