Kwando River Basin Report Card

2021-03-09 —

The initial workshop to develop the Kwando River Basin Report Card took place from 9–11 March, 2020 in Kasane, Botswana. More than 35 diverse stakeholders from 19 institutions came together at this workshop to conceptualize the river basin, create a shared vision, and discuss indicators for the Kwando River Basin Report Card. The report card aims to strengthen transboundary water governance and inclusive decision making mechanisms across the four countries that the basin transverses:


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Coastal Georgia Ecosystem Report Card Revisions

2020-08-01 — 2021-09-30

Since working with UMCES on the first report card in 2014, Georgia Department of Natural Resources Coastal Resources Division (Georgia DNR) has been producing a report card each year for the last five years. The objectives of this project are to conduct a virtual workshop for the Georgia DNR staff and other stakeholders to review the past report cards and revise the report card for the future.


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Communications materials for the Nutrient Trading Program

2020-07-01 — 2021-01-01

Between July 2020 to January 2021, the Integration and Application Network collaborated with the Maryland Department of Environment to develop communication products that promote the state's Water Quality Trading Program. Maryland’s W​​​ater Quality Trading Program creates a public market for nitrogen, phosphorus and sediment reductions.


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Photo by Paul Tashjian.

Rio Grande Resilient Basin Report Card

2020-07-01 — 2022-07-01

WWF with partners in the region will be developing a ‘Resilient Basin Report Card’ to assesses the challenges in the Upper Rio Grande sub-basin and provide recommendations on climate-smart responses to address them.


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Translating USGS Science Into Management Products

2020-05-01 — 2022-04-30

Translation of scientific research into accessible documents is relevant to USGS’s overall mission and goals but specifically germane to the Chesapeake Bay science and restoration community. The Chesapeake Bay Program partnership, in which the USGS plays a key role, is working toward restoring the Chesapeake Bay watershed.


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Darwin Harbour Report Card

2020-01-01 — 2022-01-31

The Darwin Harbour Report Card is a partnership of universities and provincial governments collaborating to evaluate the social, environmental and economic health of the Darwin Harbour region in the Northern Territory of Australia. The project seeks to engage the people of Darwin Harbour and scientific experts to gain an understanding of the pressures and state of Darwin Harbour lands and waters.


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Statewide Ecosystem Assessment of Coastal and Aquatic Resources

2019-08-30 — 2021-12-31

The Statewide Ecosystem Assessment of Coastal and Aquatic Resources (SEACAR) is a collaborative process which involves local, state, and federal natural resource managers, data providers, researchers, and partners to identify and assess ecological indicators and to create a comprehensive assessment of the statuses and trends of the Office of Resilience and Coastal Protection's submerged coastal resources worldwide.


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International Seagrass Biology Workshop and World Seagrass Conference Planning

2019-08-01 — 2021-12-01

In partner with Maryland Department of Natural Resources, UMCES is sponsoring the World Seagrass Conference & International Seagrass Biology Workshop to be held in Annapolis, Maryland, 9-14 August 2020. The theme of WSC 2020 and ISBW 14, “Signs of Success: Reversing the Course of Seagrass Degradation," is inspired by recent successes in the conservation, resurgence, and restoration of seagrasses. The Chesapeake Bay, the location of this year's meeting, is a perfect example of such success.


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Development of an Ecosystem Health Report Card for Bhitarkanika National Park, Odisha, India

2019-01-01 —

UMCES Integration and Application Network has been working with the National Centre for Sustainable Coastal Management (NCSCM) since 2012 to develop science-based solutions for coastal communities. This project is a collaborative effort of NCSCM, UMCES, and the Ministry of Environment, Forest, and Climate Change to develop an ecosystem health report card for Bhitarkanika Conservation Area in Odisha, India.


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Development of the Verde River Watershed Report Card

2018-10-15 — 2020-03-01

The purpose of this project is to create a watershed health report card in consultation with local stakeholders to effectively measure the social, ecologic and economic health of the Verde River watershed. In doing so, actions will be leveraged to ensure the continued health of the watershed and awareness of the significance of the watershed will be increased to support the livelihood and health of local communities.


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