Chesapeake Bay Health Stories

Chesapeake Bay Health Stories

The main goal of this project is to develop a web-based tool that allows users to explore time series of important bay health indicators, resources and influences. Users would be able to drag a slider across a series of years to see how status changes over time. A carousel of images, conceptual diagram, and videos could scroll through, regardless of where the slider is. Data would also be presented for inputs and overall bay status. An indicator would show what year was being shown. Some years would be highlighted on the slider and graphs, and users could click on them to see particular stories that are relevant to that year. These year stories can illustrate important processes in timing of storm events, weather extremes, management actions, etc. Themes to present include nitrogen, water clarity, seagrass, aquatic resources (crabs, fish, and oysters), climate, population, development pressure, and dissolved oxygen.


Key Personnel

Bill Dennison
Vice President for Science Application
Heath Kelsey
IAN Director
Caroline Donovan
Program Manager
Adrian Jones
Web Developer
Tracey Saxby
Project Manager
Jane Hawkey
Senior Science Communicator
Nicole Lehmer
Science Communication Intern
Suzanne Webster
Graduate Student


  • Start: 2014-07-01
  • Finish: 2015-02-01
  • Duration: 7 months