Undergraduate and graduate training is supported by state-of-the-art research facilities, including the extensively-equipped water quality assessment laboratory, molecular biology and cell culture facilities, advanced chemistry laboratories, and nano-fabrication facilities.DNS students have access to the Paul S. Sarbanes Coastal Ecology Research Center and extensive farms and properties managed by the Department of Agriculture, Food and Resource Sciences.
- The Living Marine Resources Cooperative Science Center (LMRCSC) supported by NOAA for research on fisheries biology;
- UMES’ Coastal Ecology Research Laboratory (CERL) at Assateague Island National Seashore on Sinepuxent Bay for the study of ecology of barrier islands and coastal processes;
- The DNS Water Quality Laboratory supported by cutting-edge technology, which provides excellent support to the campus community; and
- The Fish Husbandry and Physiology Laboratory, supported by U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.