Indian River Lagoon Report Card

2015-10-01 — 2016-05-01

The Marine Resource Council of East Florida, along with many partners, proposes to develop an ecosystem health report card for the Indian River Lagoon. IAN will help develop by the report card by facilitating a kickoff workshop and producing a framework document for the report card process. Future work will include data analysis, final scores and grades, and producing the report card.

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The Water Institute of the Gulf: Creation of a synthesis report

2015-09-10 — 2017-03-31

This project will be to develop a 16-page, full color, graphics rich booklet for The Water Institute of the Gulf. The synthesis report will explain the key habitats of coastal Louisiana, the ecosystem services that they deliver to support coastal community resilience and how this could be enhanced.

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Upper Potomac Headwaters Report Card 2015

2015-09-02 — 2015-12-10

This report card was produced in December 2015 by The University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science and represents a joint effort of graduate students and faculty in the Marine Estuarine Environmental Sciences program at the Appalachian Laboratory in Frostburg and the Integration and Application Network. The report card provides an assessment of stream health in the Upper Potomac Headwaters region upstream of Harpers Ferry, West Virginia.

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Conowingo Impact Research

2015-08-01 — 2016-08-01

University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science has been awarded a grant from Exelon Corporation through the Department of Natural Resources to study the affect that particulates from Conowingo Reservoir have on water quality in regions affected by high flow events. This is a two-year research project that began in October of 2014, the results are highly anticipated and will play a huge roll in future management of the sediment in Conowingo Reservoir.

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USGS Climate Change Research Activities Synthesis

2015-08-01 — 2019-08-31

The Department of the Interior Climate Science Centers (CSCs), and their managing organization, the National Climate Change and Wildlife Science Center at the U.S. Geological Survey, have chosen the emerging climate science field of Ecological Drought as a research focus area. This project aims to conduct synthesis and dissemination of the state of knowledge, research activities, and information gaps that exist within the eight Climate Science Centers (CSC).

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The Water Institute of the Gulf: Creation of conceptual diagrams

2015-07-27 — 2015-11-30

This project is to develop custom conceptual diagrams according to the needs of The Water Institute of the Gulf (TWI). Diagrams are likely to include: key ecosystem components including: marsh, bald cypress swamp, mangrove stand, oyster reef, aquatic vegetation, barrier island, and open water/base sediment.

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Chesapeake Bay Tidal Water Quality Trends

2015-06-01 —

The Chesapeake Bay Program, MD Department of Natural Resources, and VA Department of Environmental Quality collaborate annually to produce bay-wide summaries of water quality trends in the tidal waters. These annual estimates at more than 150 stations for nutrients, dissolved oxygen, Secchi depth, chlorophyll a and other parameters help gauge the health of the bay and identify changes due to management actions and climate.

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Chesapeake Monitoring Cooperative: Integrating Citizen-based and Other Nontraditional Monitoring

2015-05-15 —

The Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay, Inc. (Alliance) in partnership with the Izaak Walton League of America (League), the Alliance for Aquatic Resource Monitoring (ALLARM) at Dickinson College, and the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science Integration and Application Network (UMCES IAN) will provide technical, logistical, and outreach support for the integration of citizen-based and non-traditional monitoring networks into the Chesapeake Bay Program partnership.

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Layout and design of factsheets and final report for Rookery Bay NERR

2015-04-06 — 2015-07-30

The primary objective of this project is to layout and design one 4-page factsheet, four 2-page factsheets, a final report, and to provide web-ready graphics to the Rookery Bay NERR. This includes designing colors, font, and design elements within each document. A common branding will be applied throughout the products so they are separate but related products. To achieve this, the following tasks have been identified and are outlined below.

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