The University of Maryland is a leader in research related to Climate, Sustainability, Energy, and Preservation of the Chesapeake Bay. 

At the UMD Panorama Laboratory, scientists make and use measurements of isotopic species isotopologues and isotope ratios (such as for methane – see image on left) to obtain fundamental and useful information about the cycling of environmental molecules of relevance in past and present natural environments. Our initial focus will be on using this information to constrain the methane cycle.

Our research products are of value to atmospheric, oceanic, environmental, climate, and biogeochemical sciences. We focus activities on a region centered around Maryland that extends around the world.