Chesapeake Models and Data Distribution

Date:   Friday, November 10th
Time:   Begin at 10am (Covene at 9:30am)
Location:   Center of Marine Biotechnology (COMB)
    Baltimore, MD

This is an exciting time to be working in the Chesapeake Basin environmental science. Over the past few months several major programs have been started which will transform our way of working in the Chesapeake. Community models and data access methodologies are being developed which will enable all Chesapeake researchers to significantly expand their capabilities. A common thread to many of these programs is the integration of systems across the whole Chesapeake watershed or bay. The scope of the programs will involve more collaborative work than ever before. We wish to hold an informational workshop at which the preliminary plans of these different programs can be shared and integrated.

The one day workshop will introduce the community to the various programs and provide a venue for sharing ideas and ambitions. This will be a small workshop, so prior registration will be required. Please request registration from


This workshop will be a one-day event consisting of about 8-10 presentations of 15-20 minutes in length. These will be split into the morning and the afternoon, with a coffee break and open discussion session following each round of presentations.

Schedule of Events

9:30 - 10:00      Coffee & Convene
10:00 - 10:15 Welcome & Introduction (Tom Gross)
10:15 - 12:00 AM Presentations (5 talks @ 15-20 minutes each)
12:00 - 1:00 Lunch (provided)
1:00 - 2:15 PM Presentations (4 talks @ 15-20 minutes each)
2:15 - 2:30 Coffee Break
2:30 - 4:00 Open Discussion
4:00 Adjourn


Morning Presentations

"Development and Implementation of an Operational Harmful Algal Bloom Prediction System for Chesapeake Bay" (NOAA/NESDIS, CCMP, UMCES-HPL, UNC Charlotte, MD-DNR)
      Speaker: Raleigh Hood (UMCES-HPL)
      Download: ChesROMS06_short.pdf

"A Prototype System for Multi-Disciplinary Shared Cyberinfrastructure -- Chesapeake Bay Environmental Observatory (CBEO)" (JHU, Hampton U., UDel, CRC, UMCES-HPL, UMCES, Drexel U., SDSC)
     Speaker: Tom Gross (CRC/CCMP)
     Download: Gross_CBEO.pdf

"Nutrient fluxes from the Susquahanna water shed to the Chesapeake Bay using CUAHSI cyberinfrastructure" (JHU, Penn State, Drexel)
     Speaker: Bill Ball (JHU)
     Download: Ball_Piasecki_WATERs_Testbed.pdf

"A Synthesis of Community Data and Modeling for Advancing River Basin Science: The Evolving Susquehanna River Basin Experiment" (NSF Hydrologic Observatory Research)
     Speaker: Pat Reed (PSU)
     Download: Reed_PSU.pdf

"Hydrologic Forecasting for Characterization of Non-Linear Responses of Freshwater Wetlands to Climatic and Land Use Change in the Susquehanna River Basin" (PSU, SRBHOS)
     Speaker: Kevin Dressler (PSU)
     Download: Dressler_PSU.pdf
     Download: Dressler_wetlands_forKD.pdf

Afternoon Presentations

"CBP CIMS and HSPF V5 developments"
     Speaker: Gary Shenk (EPA/CBP)
     Download: Shenk_WSMP5.pdf
     Download: Burch_CIMS_and_NEIEN.pdf

Chesapeake Bay Observing System & NOAA Chesapeake Bay Office Realtime Data and Forecasting System
     Speaker: Doug Wilson (NOAA/NCBO) and Michael Koterba (USGS/CBOS)
     Download: Wilson_NCBO.pdf

CICS-ESSICS UMd Regional Ecosystem Modeling
     Speaker: Christopher Brown (NOAA/NESDIS)
     Download: Brown_Ragu.pdf

"Numerical modeling of storm surge and inundation in the Potomac River of the Chesapeake Bay"
     Speaker: Harry Wang (VIMS)
     Download: Wang_PotoInnundate.pdf

Post-Workshop Additions

"Organizational Infrastructure for the Community Surface Dynamics Modeling System"
     Author: James Syvitski (University of Colorado)
     Download: NSF_CSDMS_Abstract1.doc


If you wish to register for this workshop, please send a registration request to

Travel Directions

Workshop Location

The Columbus Center is the home of the Center of Marine Biotechnology, University of Maryland Biotechnolgy Institute (UMBI). It is located on Piers 5 and 6 in Baltimore's Inner Harbor, one of the most visible urban waterfront locations in the USA.

Center for Marine Biotechnology
Columbus Center, Suite 236
701 East Pratt Street
Baltimore, MD 21202
410-234-8896 (FAX)


Parking is available next door in the Pier 5 garage at a daily rate. Available space should not be a problem.

Should complications arise with the Pier 5 garage, there is another garage above the Office Depot on the corner of President and Pratt that is still very close and another next to the Marriott Waterfront.

Travel Directions

From Washington DC, and Points South:

From Points North:


Downtown Baltimore is host to various hotels in the vicinity of the COMB center. Below is a list of nearby hotels along with some relevant information:

Pier 5

Marriott Waterfront

Brookshire Suites

Renaissance Harborplace