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Goal 14: Life Below Water

Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources

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This resource is under development and we want your help to fill it out! Use the webform below the examples to tell us about other departments, programs, projects, etc. at UMD that address the SDG locally or globally. The examples on this page are just a broad starting place to help compile meaningful involvement at UMD so that the Office of Sustainability can work with interested stakeholders to explore potential next steps.

Sustainable Oceans Alliance

Sustainable Oceans Alliance

We are a Maryland chapter of an organization, student-run, that is dedicated to ocean conservation and advocacy.

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Maryland Sea Grant

Maryland Sea Grant Extension Program

The Maryland Sea Grant Extension Program is a partnership between University of Maryland Extension and Maryland Sea Grant. The program includes extension specialists working on issues related to water quality, climate change, fisheries, aquaculture, and the seafood industry in support of Maryland Sea Grant’s mission of bridging academic expertise and the needs of those who manage, conserve, enjoy, and make their living from the Chesapeake and coastal bays.

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UMD Environmental Safety, Sustainability, and Risk

UMD Stormwater Management

Stormwater management, permitting, and pollution control is a major priority for the University of Maryland. The College Park campus is centrally located within the Anacostia Watershed and discharges stormwater to 3 tributaries. Stormwater is significantly regulated within Maryland to protect water quality.

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UMD Dining Services

University of Maryland Dining Services

The University of Maryland Dining Services secured a $150,000 grant from the University Sustainability Fund for the Ocean Friendly Campus Initiative. The grant is facilitates plastic waste reduction on campus. This is the largest single grant awarded by the University Sustainability Fund.

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Marine-Estuarine-Environmental Science

Marine-Estuarine-Environmental Science

The Marine-Estuarine-Environmental Science (MEES) Program is an interdisciplinary, inter-institutional, and system-wide graduate program. The title of the program emphasizes its strengths in marine and estuarine sciences, although the program spans environmental science as a whole, irrespective of habitat.

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