Projects located in Chesapeake Bay
The UMCES Integration and Applicatoin Network regularly teaches multiple MSc. and PhD. level courses through the University of Marylands Marine, Estuarine, Environmental Sciences Graduate Program. Our courses range from Science Visualization to Issues Study Groups on Environmental Justice indicators, and are generally taught on annual or bi-annual cycles. To learn more, visit https://www.mees.umd.edu/ .
Cloud Computing (C4 Inception)
2013-12-09 — 2019-04-30
Cloud computing resources and support for the Chesapeake Bay Program under US EPA cooperative agreement CB-96325901. Establishment of the Chesapeake Center for Collaborative Computing.
Climate Change Resilience Index
2013-10-01 — 2015-04-01
Our goal is to develop a suite of indicators that will reflect resource resilience to impacts related to sea level rise, increased water temperature, changed precipitation patterns, and increased storm intensity and frequency. The suite of indicators will be integrated into the Chesapeake Bay Report Card. We estimate that this process will be achieved over a two-year period and will be an important evolution in the Chesapeake Bay Report Card, and for environmental reporting globally.
Mid-Atlantic Tributary Assessment Coalition: Standardizing non-tidal indicators
2012-02-01 — 2013-04-30
Local watershed monitoring groups use different methods for data analysis and reporting, which results in data that are of variable quality and report cards that are challenging to compare. This project seeks to create uniform sampling and data analysis protocols for non-tidal indicators, by developing consensus among members of the Mid-Atlantic Tributary Assessment Coalition (MTAC).
Mid-Atlantic Tributary Assessment Coalition Coordination
2010-01-01 — 2013-12-31
The Mid-Atlantic Tributary Assessment Coalition is a unique and growing group of watershed organizations interested in advancing the use of environmental data from local organizations and citizen scientists for use in report cards and assessments. Using data collected by concerned citizens, IAN has helped to generate multi-year report cards for nine rivers since 2007.
Statistical Hypoxia Models & Forecast in the Gulf of Mexico & Chesapeake Bay
2010-01-01 — 2017-08-31
The University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science (UMCES) in collaboration with the University of Michigan and funded by NOAA will produce a summer dissolved oxygen forecast for Chesapeake Bay. An annual anoxia forecast will be produced for two periods (early and late summer) and a hypoxia forecast will be produced for the month of July. The results of this forecast will be published on an interactive website and included in a press release.
Chesapeake Tributary Report Card Standardization
2009-09-15 — 2012-02-01
This project seeks to establish a framework to coordinate efforts among watershed organizations using or planning to use report cards as outreach tools. This project also seeks to develop clear and consistent guidelines and protocols for the development and implementation of report cards by watershed organizations. Protocols will be developed and training provided for sampling and monitoring methodology, data analysis, and science communication.
Bay Backpack Website
Bay Backpack provides educators with information about funding opportunities, field studies, curriculum guides and lesson plans related to environmental education. The website and project seeks to help educators find the tools they need to give their students Meaningful Watershed Educational Experiences, or MWEEs.
Chesapeake Bay Program Website
The Chesapeake Bay Program (CBP) is a unique regional partnership that has led and directed the restoration of the Chesapeake Bay since 1983. IAN embedded staff maintain and update the CBP web page, keeping data and content new and interesting and ensuring proper functionality.