Horn Point Laboratory

The Horn Point Laboratory, located on more than 800 acres on the banks of the Choptank River on Maryland's Eastern Shore, has advanced society’s understanding of the world’s estuarine and ocean ecosystems. Horn Point scientists are widely respected for their interdisciplinary programs in oceanography, water quality, restoration of seagrasses, marshes and shellfish and for expertise in ecosystem modeling. With ongoing research programs spanning from the estuarine waters of the Chesapeake Bay to the open waters of the world's oceans, Horn Point is a national leader in applying environmental research and discovery to solve society’s most pressing environmental problems.

Horn Point Laboratory's faculty and graduate students research is dedicated to restoring coastal health through science and discovery. This is achieved through their scientific work in marsh restoration and coastal resiliency, sustainable land practices and water quality, aquaculture and oyster restoration, and educating future environmental leaders.

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