Maryland’s Innovative Technology Fund Coordination

2020-05-01 —

IAN staff help to lead the State’s efforts in identifying new restoration practices for water quality restoration through Maryland’s Innovative Technology Fund. Our team integrates emerging data into programs that prioritize restoration strategies and highlights how policy, regulation and legislation can enhance the implementation of cost effective best management practices.

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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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Coastal Adaptation Report Card 2021

2020-03-01 — 2021-05-06

Through increased funding, planning, regulation, and restoration, Maryland has become a leader in coastal and climate adaptation. There is, however, a need to clarify adaptation goals to measure progress and hold the state accountable.

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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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Nutrient Trends in the Nontidal Chesapeake Bay Watershed

2020-01-01 —

The objective of this project is to develop an extension of the flow-normalization (FN) procedure of the WRTDS (“Weighted Regressions on Time, Discharge, and Season”) method. This extension is being applied to the Chesapeake Bay Nontidal Monitoring Network to quantify water-quality trends under different flow conditions and to guide the direction of additional analysis for capturing the underlying drivers, which can inform management strategies toward improving water quality.

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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.

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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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Chesapeake Center for Collaborative Computing (C4 Continuation)

2019-04-01 — 2025-03-31

Continuation and improvement of the Chesapeake Center for Collaborative Computing (C4) under US EPA cooperative agreement CB-96365601. C4 provides computing and IT infrastructure and support for the Chesapeake Bay Program, particularly cloud computing resources, support, administration, and coordination.

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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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