Chesapeake Bay Activities


The complexity of issues facing the Chesapeake Bay ecosystem and other places across the Nation requires the USGS to have an interdisciplinary science approach, coordinating with multiple USGS mission areas and other science partners to inform a broad base of decision makers. Read more about these efforts at the science topics pages for working with partners and science activities.


Map of the Chesapeake Bay

The USGS Chesapeake Science Strategy addresses the needs of the Chesapeake Bay Watershed Agreement, supports the Department of the Interior (DOI), and aligns with the USGS Mission Area (MA) Science strategies. U.S. Geological Survey Chesapeake Science Strategy, 2015-2025—Informing Ecosystem Management of America’s Largest Estuary - Open-File Report 2015-1162