Primary Contacts

Maritime Environmental Resource Center
Chesapeake Biological Laboratory
146 Williams Street
Solomons, MD 20688, USA

Telephone: +1 410-326-7385
FAX: +1 410 326 7428

MERC is a State of Maryland initiative that provides test facilities, expertise, information, and decision tools to address key environmental issues facing the international maritime industry.  Our primary focus is to evaluate the mechanical and biological efficacy, costs, and logistical aspects of ballast water treatment systems and to assess the economic impacts of ballast water regulations and management approaches.
  • Mario Tamburri - Director
  • Dennis King - Economic Assessment Lead
  • Janet Barnes - Program Coordinator