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photo courtesy of Marlayna Demond for UMBC

IMET is governed by the IMET Governing Council, pictured here with IMET Director Russell T. Hill, Ph.D. (Center). The IMET Governing Council comprises the University System of Maryland Chancellor William “Brit” E. Kirwan, Ph.D. (top left) and Donald F. Boesch, Ph.D. (President UMCES; top right), Freeman A. Hrabowski, III, Ph.D. (President UMBC; bottom left) and Jay A. Perman, M.D. (President UMB; bottom right).


IMET is a joint University System of Maryland research institute capitalizing on the strengths of the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science, the University of Maryland Baltimore County and the University of Maryland Baltimore. IMET utilizes the research, training and technology transfer capabilities of these partner institutes to further its mission. IMET builds on the assets and capabilities of the former Center of Marine Biotechnology.

The scientists at IMET conduct marine and environmental research and thereby create technologies designed to foster the protection and restoration of coastal marine systems and their watersheds, sustainable use of their resources and improvement of human health. IMET's work includes the use of aquaculture and genomics to foster conservation and creation of marine resources, including marine bioenergy; environmental sensor development; environmental remediation; developmental biology; marine biomedicine; molecular and cellular systems and sustainable urban ports and ecosystems.

The University System of Maryland comprises 12 institutions and two regional higher education centers, and a system office. USM provides access to excellent higher education opportunities, performs groundbreaking research, offers vital services to communities and individuals, and fuels economic and workforce development. As a public system of higher education, USM advances the State of Maryland and benefits all of society.

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IMET at the Inner Harbor

IMET is housed in the Columbus Center at Baltimore's Inner Harbor. IMET has 18 faculty members and ca. 150 staff, and 42 research more

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