Geographically explicit, data-rich Chesapeake Bay report cards have been developed annually by the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science for 16 years. But over the past several years, the report card expanded to include the Chesapeake watershed and the suite of indicators has expanded to include economic indicators, social indicators and an environmental justice index. This expansion of the report card scope has provided important new insights into the system level processes that lead to conditions in Chesapeake Bay. Further development of the report card is being guided by a series of stakeholder listening sessions in a variety of watershed locations. Read the 2022 Report Card here.

Join us on Wednesday, July 19th, from 12-1 pm to hear about the evolution of the Chesapeake Bay report card and lessons learned.



  • Denice Wardrop, Executive Director, Chesapeake Research Consortium


  • Bill Dennison, Professor of Marine Science and Vice President for Science Application at the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science (UMCES)
  • Vanessa Vargas-Nguyen, Science Integrator, Integration & Application Network


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About CRC Roundtable

The Chesapeake Research Consortium (CRC) comprises seven research and education institutions around the Chesapeake Bay, convening with the goal of using science to inform management. We launched the CRC Roundtable, a monthly virtual seminar series, to host targeted, inclusive, and informed conversations matching scientific advances and management needs in a way that moves us collectively forward toward decision-making for effective and sustainable management of the Chesapeake Bay, its watershed, and its living resources. Learn more about what we accomplished in 2022 in our annual report and watch our 50th anniversary video.

The lunchtime seminars invite a diverse range of researchers, managers, and other professionals to have timely conversations around topics relevant to the Chesapeake partnership. The seminars also build connectivity across participating organizations and identify ways to increase our collective competency for decision making.