SPECIAL NOTE: The CRC is currently asking science experts in the Chesapeake Bay partnership (including institutional faculty and research scientists, agency and NGO scientists, and especially involved students at the doctoral level and above) to please REGISTER their expertise and interests within the Chesapeake Bay Expertise Database (CBED). To do so, simply click HERE and follow ensuing instructions.

CRC Mission

The Chesapeake Research Consortium’s (CRC’s) mission is to encourage and facilitate collaborative research and education initiatives throughout the region and, from these activities, to inform the management community and effectively foster improved science-based management of the Chesapeake Bay and its watershed.

For further details on CRC's Vision and details of the primary roles the CRC plays to accomplish this mission, click HERE

CRC Function at a Glance

  • CRC works to assemble teams of scientists, engineers, managers, and public-policy specialists to design and undertake multi-disciplinary projects related to the protection and restoration of Chesapeake Bay, the watershed, and surrounding lands and air
  • CRC identifies individuals or institutions to assist regional science or management initiatives, projects, or reviews related to the Chesapeake Bay, the watershed, and its surrounding lands and air.
  • CRC provides access to scientists, laboratories, experienced technicians, computer capabilities, and research vessels on a scale sufficiently large to address complex Bay or system-wide problems.
  • CRC works with state, federal, and private agencies and institutions in joint approaches to solving specific problems of local, regional, national, and international concern.
  • CRC assists management agencies by producing new insights, assessing knowledge, conducting workshops, forums, conferences, symposia, and reviews and contributing to the education of new environmental stewards and scientists.