Cooperative Agreement

The Choptank Wetlands Preserve on the Choptank River in Easton, Md., on June 18, 2010. (Photo by Matt Rath/Chesapeake Bay Program)

(Photo by Matt Rath/Chesapeake Bay Program)

The CRC has cooperative agreements with both the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).  Through these agreements we work with these entities to further Chesapeake Bay research and understanding.

The EPA cooperative agreement provides a groundwork for the Scientific and Technical Advisory Committee (STAC) and the Environmental Management Career Development Program.  The Scientific and Technical Advisory Committee (STAC) provides scientific and technical guidance to the Chesapeake Bay Program on measures to restore and protect the Chesapeake Bay. Since its creation in December 1984, STAC has worked to enhance scientific communication and outreach throughout the Chesapeake Bay watershed and beyond. The Environmental Management Career Development Program is designed to provide three year opportunities for individuals interested in pursuing careers in environmental science with professional working experience within the Environmental Protection Agency’s Chesapeake Bay Program.


JHU field work (Photo credit: JHU)

Our agreement with NOAA aids the Chesapeake Bay Interpretive Buoy System, the Chesapeake Community Modeling Program, creates scientific internships to grow the environmental workforce, and helps with outreach activities such as those in the Bay Journal.