Location: Headquarters in Cambridge
President: Dr. Peter Goodwin
Founded: 1925
Operating Budget: $48.1 million
For More Information: 410.228.9250

UMCES trains the next generation of environmental stewards to meet the global challenges of the 21st century.

The University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science (UMCES) is USM’s research and educational institution working to understand and manage our world’s natural resources. Its network of four regional laboratories—the Chesapeake Biological Laboratory in Solomons, Appalachian Laboratory in Frostburg, Horn Point Laboratory in Cambridge, and Institute of Marine and Environmental Technology in Baltimore (in collaboration with UMBC and UMB)—uses cutting-edge science to find solutions to environmental challenges in the Chesapeake Bay and around the world.

A trusted scientific advisor to state and national leaders, UMCES provides unbiased research to inform public policy that impacts the lives of Marylanders. A world-renowned faculty educates the next generation of science leaders, working side-by-side to connect their passion for the environment to a greater good. Educational programs include graduate studies, undergraduate research internships, and K–12 environmental education activities for students and teachers.