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University of Massachusetts Boston, Department of Environmental, Earth and Ocean Sciences

Acronym ECOS
Type Academic
100 Morrissey Blvd. Boston
MA 02125-3393
United States
Tel 1-617-287-7440
Fax 1-617-287-7474
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Website http://www.es.umb.edu/
Activities The Environmental, Earth and Ocean Sciences Department (EEOS) integrates the natural and social sciences to generate and apply new knowledge about the quality of our environment and the sustainable use of its resources. It focuses on promoting integrated science, planning, policy, and education for understanding earth-system processes and managing complex interactions between human activities (e.g., urbanization) and natural processes (e.g., carbon cycling) in linked watershed and coastal marine systems. The department's strong transdisciplinary makeup (natural and social sciences within the same department) and its focus on linked watershed-coastal systems are unique in the country.
Department facilities include the Environmental Analytical Labortaory, Applied Geographical Information Science (GIS) Center, the Center for Coastal Environmental Sensor Networks (CESN), Green Boston Harbors Project, and the Laboratory of Theoretical, Computational and Observational Oceanography. In addition, the Department houses specialized laboratories for earth, ocean and environmental sciences, including state-of-the-art facilities for isotope counting, radiogenic and stable isotope analysis, organic geochemical analysis, elemental analysis, trave element analysis, radio isotope sanple preparation, noble gas extraction and analysis, forensic environmental analysis, hydrogeology, coastal geology, environmental toxicology, benthic ecology and zooplankton analysis, as well as inshore/near shore research vessels.

Created: Last Updated: 2010-06-07

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