coastal studies

Center for Coastal & Watershed Studies

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Humans and aquatic organisms alike flock to Coastal environments. About half of the US population lives along our shorelines, and about 75% of commercially important fish species utilize and depend upon coastal environments. With such at stake, we must study, protect and conserve these ecosystems. The Center will strive to connect students with coastal environments, research important issues, and provide local opportunities to make a change.

Coastal Studies

The Center is located within the Chesapeake Bay watershed. This premier estuarine system provides unique opportunities for coastal investigations. We use science to find solutions for environmental problems in a socially responsible manner. Starting locally and expanding regionally, we work with the communities and organizations to improve water quality, while providing valuable experiential learning for our students.

The Center for Coastal and Watershed Studies is a center of excellence within Hood College from which we study all aspects of coastal environments and the watersheds that culminate at our shorelines.

Vision

Our past and our future come together in coastal environments. In keeping with the best of Hood’s liberal arts tradition, our aim is to provide a framework for multi-disciplinary learning and research by students and faculty with the goal of understanding the genesis, complexities, and possible solutions to environmental and social issues that impact the coastlines and watersheds of our region, nation, and world.  Simultaneously, we will prepare our students in state-of-the-art technologies and practices that can lead them into productive careers and lives of service within our communities.

Tel: 301-696-3660
Email: dferrier@hood.edu
Office: Hodson Science & Technology Center, Room 308 E
Office Hours: Monday, Wednesday 10:30 a.m. - noon or by appointment

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Office: Hodson Science and Technology Center, Room 308 F
Office Hours: Monday – Friday 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. or by appointment

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Office Hours: Monday -  Friday 9:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. or by appointment

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Office: Hodson Science & Technology Center, Room 308 A
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Office: Hodson Science & Technology Center, Room 308 F
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Office: Hodson Science & Technology Center
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Recent News

Chesapeake Watershed

Hood Partners with Chesapeake Watershed

FREDERICK, Maryland—Hood College has been accepted as a new member of the Chesapeake Watershed Cooperative Ecosystems Unit (CHWA CESU). Hood…