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University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science

  • umcesProject Director:  Rosemary Jagus, Ph.D.
    Phone: (410) 234 8822 | Email:

    Department | Faculty | Students 

    IMET is a unit of the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science (UMCES), a campus of the University System of Maryland.  It is the pre-eminent center in the U.S. for aquaculture/fisheries biotechnology and marine microbial biotechnology and has on-going collaborative programs with NOAA and LMRCSC partners.  IMET facilities include research laboratories for marine biotechnology along with a state-of-the-art re-circulating aquaculture research facility located on the Inner Harbor in downtown Baltimore, Maryland.  IMET's mission is to apply the tools of modern biology and biotechnology to study, protect and enhance marine and estuarine resources.  Integral to IMET's research focus is education, training and economic development. IMET faculty provide expertise in fisheries biology to include reproduction, nutrition, development, disease and life history research, as well as in habitat assessment using molecular tools. 

    UMCES strengthens collaborative teaching, mentoring of students, and research in the LMRCSC, particularly in the areas of quantitative fisheries, aquaculture and marine/fisheries biotechnology.  IMET provides graduate training at masters and doctoral levels, inquiry-based undergraduate research experiences through a 10-week summer internship program, research and enrichment opportunities for LMRCSC partner faculty through faculty exchanges and co-mentoring of partner graduate students in the use of molecular tools.  In addition, IMET supports an active outreach program to area high school students and teachers.  IMET scientists have access to the UMCES research fleet of 16 vessels.  As part of UMCES, IMET scientists are also partners in the Cooperative Institute for the North Atlantic Region (CINAR) which links NOAA managers and faculty members with scientists at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute, Gulf of Maine Research Institution, University of Maine, and Rutgers University.


    Mailing Address:
    P.O. Box 775
    Cambridge, MD 21613
    Phone: (410) 228-9250
    Fax: (410) 234 8896

  • NOAA Living Marine Resources Cooperative Science Center
    University of Maryland Eastern Shore (Lead Institution)
    (410) 651-7870
    Award numbers: FY 2016 Award #NA16SEC4810007 
    Funding Agency: NOAA Educational Partnership Program with Minority-Serving Institutions (EPP/MSI)
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