The Chesapeake Biological Laboratory is a marine research facility of the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science (UMCES). UMCES sister campuses include the Horn Point Laboratory, Cambridge, on Maryland’s Eastern Shore, and the Appalachian Laboratory, Frostburg, in the mountains of Western Maryland. UMCES research fleet is located on the CBL Campus.
Founded in 1925, the Chesapeake Biological Laboratory has long been a national leader in fisheries, environmental chemistry and toxicology, and ecosystem science and restoration ecology. The breadth of expertise among our faculty opens the door for research that cuts across the boundaries of traditional scientific disciplines and fosters collaboration with leading researchers within the CBL community and beyond.
Located where the Patuxent River meets the Chesapeake Bay, CBLâ€™s team of faculty and student researchers are developing new scientific approaches to solving environmental management problems facing our nation, region and the world. From the vast Arctic Ocean to the local streams of Calvert County, CBL is constantly pioneering new frontiers in environmental science.
Training and educating the nationâ€™s next generation of environmental scientists is critical to fulfilling the Chesapeake Biological Laboratoryâ€™s mission. While CBL focuses on providing graduate level students opportunities to learn from and work with active field researchers, the laboratory also offers programs designed to engage students of all ages.