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Maryland Sea Grant publishes blogs, Chesapeake Quarterly magazine, and other publications and videos. Learn about scientific research and science-based practices that can help preserve the Chesapeake Bay and Maryland's coastal environment.

On the Bay: Chesapeake Quarterly's Blog

Close-up image of Maryland Coastal Law and Policy Roundtable materials
February 20, 2020

Building capacity—and experience—through my time with Maryland Sea Grant

Eva May
It’s 9 a.m. in Baltimore, I’ve had too much coffee, and I’m nervous. I walk up to the podium, and with encouraging nods from my colleagues, give a brief—and I mean brief—introductory spiel about a project I’ve spent the better part of a year working on.
 

Fellowship Experiences: A Students' Blog

Headshot of Taylor Armstrong, a PhD student in the Marine Estuarine Environmental Science program at the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science.
January 6, 2020

To pursue a doctorate or not . . . that is the question

Taylor Armstrong
Deciding whether to pursue a PhD in a scientific field can feel the same as Hamlet’s phrase contemplating between existence and non-existence. For a young person deciding his or her life’s course, it’s a pretty big decision.
 

News Releases

Chesapeake Quarterly

Issue cover: A stream flows through Green Ridge State Forest on its way to the Chesapeake 200 miles downstream.

October 2019

A Closer Look at our Water

We have a new issue of Chesapeake Quarterly out. The theme is balancing access to the water with the risks inherent in going in. We hope you enjoy it. If you want to subscribe, click here, and you will get a hard copy delivered to your home or office each month. We can also put you on the mailing list for a digital copy.

Headwaters Newsletter

Headwaters volume 6 issue 3
October 2019

Volume 6, Issue 3

Inside This Issue:
  • Climate Pressures and Green Infrastructure — A Local Case Study
  • What Would Bernie Do?
  • Our Favorite Trees
  • Dispatches from Sea Grant Academy
  • Rain Garden Winterization
  • Our Water — It Is All Connected and More Reasons To Protect It
  • Water Quality and Sailing

Sea Level Rise Report

cover, sea level rise report

Come High Water: Sea Level Rise and Chesapeake Bay

This special report offers a comprehensive look at the causes and consequences of increasing flooding along Maryland’s coasts. This package, produced by Maryland Sea Grant's magazine Chesapeake Quarterly in partnership with Bay Journal, examines the scientific understanding and projections of the rate of sea level rise in the Chesapeake region; effects on people and the environment; and adaptations and policy responses that are under way or under consideration.

Video Gallery

Forecasting Sea Level Rise for Maryland

In Maryland Sea Grant's video, scientists release new projections for future sea level rise for the Chesapeake Bay and for Maryland, Virginia, and nearby Mid-Atlantic coastal areas.