Science Serving Maryland's Coasts

Chesapeake Bay Sentinel Site Cooperative

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The Chesapeake Bay Sentinel Site Cooperative (CBSSC) is a group of ecosystem-based study sites across the Chesapeake Bay that:

  • Work together to measure the impacts of sea level rise in the Bay.
  • Work with partners to apply scientific findings produced at sentinel sites to help communities prepare for coastal flooding and other effects of changing climate conditions.
  • Work in partnership with coastal managers, decision makers, and community liaisons.

The CBSSC is one of the five sentinel site cooperatives within the national NOAA Sentinel Site Program (SSP).


Mission Statement

Integrate science findings from local observations across the Chesapeake Bay region to improve planning and management decisions regarding sea level rise and ecological changes.


Learn More

Find out more about the CBSSC by visiting our website or downloading our brochure.


CBSSC brochure