Environmental Science Films

2009-06-01 —

We strive to inspire future scientists and increase awareness about environmental issues. We believe that new media is a integral part of achieving these goals. Therefore, we have launched an IAN/EcoCheck channel on YouTube. This channel hosts environmental science videos created by UMCES faculty, staff, and students.

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Bay Backpack Website

2009-05-01 —

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.

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Beach Advisory Decision Support Systems

2009-04-01 — 2010-08-31

Empirical models were developed at South Carolina beaches and estuaries to create daily forecasts of bacterial water quality for use as decision support tools. These tools predict exceedance of bacteria criteria using integrated monitoring data, remote sensing, and meteorology information. The models developed for beach areas used precipitation data from a rain gauge network, tide data, and qualitative weather information to predict criterion exceedance.

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Trust Fund Evaluation

2009-02-01 — 2013-12-31

A partnership between the Maryland Department of Natural Resources (MD DNR) and the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science (UMCES) has been formed to develop an effective monitoring strategy to evaluate and communicate the efficacy of the projects funded through the Chesapeake and Atlantic Coastal Bays 2010 Trust Fund (CBTF).

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Chesapeake Bay Program Website

2009-01-01 —

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.

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Patuxent River Report Card

2009-01-01 — 2009-04-30

This report card provides grades for the three tidal regions of the Patuxent River estuary, located on the Western Shore of Chesapeake Bay. The grades are based on six ecological indicators: dissolved oxygen, water clarity, chlorophyll a, phytoplankton community, benthic community, and aquatic grasses.

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Science communication training for West Papua, Indonesia

2009-01-01 — 2010-02-28

This project developed conceptual diagrams related to the final reporting of ecosystem-based management tasks for the Bird’s Head region of West Papua, Indonesia, and provided science communication training to staff involved in management of the marine protected areas in the region.

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Severn River Report Card

2009-01-01 — 2009-06-30

This report card summarizes 2008 water quality results, which are based on data collected by the Severn Riverkeeper Program. This report card helps to clarify the Severn's health, and provides instructions on what individuals can do to improve its condition.

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Florida seagrasses workshop facilitation and newsletter

2008-12-29 — 2009-05-29

The Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) is developing a new transparency standard for marine waters that will protect the seagrass species found throughout the state. The current standard does not sufficiently protect seagrasses, and the new standard will help DEP identify waters in which transparency is too low for healthy seagrass beds.

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Assateague Island National Seashore Natural Resource Condition Assessment

2008-12-17 — 2011-02-28

The National Park Service is carrying out assessments of the natural resource condition (NRCA) for nearly 300 of the National Parks throughout the country deemed to have significant natural resources. This project, to assess condition of Assateague Island National Seashore in Maryland and Virginia, is a synthesis project aimed at collating and synthesizing all available data to assess current status and trend for each metric, combining these into an overall framework.

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