The Comprehensive Evaluation of System Response (CESR) report was released by the Scientific and Technical Advisory Committee (STAC), an independent liaison between the Bay’s scientific community and the Chesapeake Bay Program. Over 60 experts were involved in its creation, and its pages reflect on how the restoration effort is going, the gaps in our current approach, and policy implications based on its main findings. We encourage you to read the full report here and browse the additional resources before the Roundtable. Rather than take up time with another presentation on CESR, this Roundtable will focus on giving the Bay community a chance to ask questions of those involved with the report.

Join us on Wednesday, September 20th, from 12-1:30 pm to hear from the editors of the CESR report and get answers to your questions. This is a special extended Roundtable to allow for more discussion.


  • Denice Wardrop, Executive Director of Chesapeake Research Consortium, Editor of CESR
  • Kurt Stephenson, Professor at Virginia Tech, Editor of CESR


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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.