Projects for Annie Carew

Expanding the Texas Coast Ecosystem Health Report Card

2021-07-01 — 2022-12-30

The Integration and Application Network (IAN) has been working with the Harte Research Institute (HRI) since 2012 with the long-term goal of establishing a report card for the Gulf of Mexico. In 2019, we published the first Texas Coast Ecosystem Health Report Card as a significant first step towards this goal.

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Kwando River Basin Report Card

2021-03-09 —

The initial workshop to develop the Kwando River Basin Report Card took place from 9–11 March, 2020 in Kasane, Botswana. More than 35 diverse stakeholders from 19 institutions came together at this workshop to conceptualize the river basin, create a shared vision, and discuss indicators for the Kwando River Basin Report Card. The report card aims to strengthen transboundary water governance and inclusive decision making mechanisms across the four countries that the basin transverses:

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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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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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Western Lake Erie Report Card Development and Production

2018-07-01 — 2020-08-31

The purpose of this project is to create an ecosystem health report card in consultation with local stakeholders to effectively measure the nutrients and water quality of western Lake Erie. In doing so, actions will be leveraged to ensure the continued health of the lake and awareness of the significance of the lake will be increased to support the livelihood and health of local communities.

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UMCES Institutional Assessment

2018-06-04 — 2019-12-31

UMCES received accreditation from the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. As part of the accreditation process, UMCES needs to assess and communicate its goals better. The Institutional Assessment evaluates how successful UMCES is at meeting its goals of scientific research, public service, and education. We will do this by working through the 5-step report card process and producing a report card-like assessment for public consumption.

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Lower Kafue River Basin Report Card Development

2018-02-01 — 2019-12-31

This project is a continuation of the partnership between The World Wildlife Fund (WWF) and the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Sciences to develop a standardized methodology for designing and implementing report cards that assess the health some of the world’s most prominent freshwater basins. UMCES and the WWF are currently collaborating with Zambian stakeholders to create a report card for the Lower Kafue River Basin.

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Chesapeake Bay Report Card Expansion

2018-01-01 — 2022-09-30

Incorporating novel indicators into the Chesapeake Bay Report Card. Make key improvements to the Chesapeake Bay Report Card, which has served since 2006 as the definitive source for ecosystem health status in the Bay and tidal tributaries.

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NPS Resource Assessment Interface for Management Strategies

2016-07-26 — 2022-12-31

Resource Assessments for Managements Strategies is an ongoing project aimed to identify the best opportunities to preserve the environmentally, culturally and historically significant resources within and across the National Capital Region parks. This assessment strategy is being implemented over two phases: Phase I is currently underway and focuses primarily on the status and management recommendations of park-specific resources.

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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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