NOAA Chesapeake Bay Office

The NOAA Chesapeake Bay Office uses science, service, and stewardship to improve the health of the Chesapeake Bay and ensure its sustainable use for generations to come. As part of NOAA Fisheries’ Office of Habitat Conservation, we apply science and engage communities to tackle problems and challenges facing the Bay. Our work includes habitat science, oyster restoration, sustainable fisheries, climate resiliency; and environmental literacy. To carry out this work, the NOAA Chesapeake Bay Office is organized into three branches: Environmental Literacy and Partnerships, Ecosystem Science and Synthesis, and Scientific Operations.

We are a partner in the Chesapeake Bay Program, leading the Program’s fisheries, environmental literacy, and climate resiliency efforts, and supporting the habitat work. The NOAA Chesapeake Bay Office was formally established by Congress in 1992. We are based in Annapolis, Maryland. Staff are also stationed at the Environmental Science Training Center on the Cooperative Oxford Laboratory campus in Oxford, Maryland, and at the NOAA Marine Center in Norfolk, Virginia.

Contact Directory List

New England/Mid-Atlantic

NOAA Chesapeake Bay Office (HQ in Annapolis, Maryland)

200 Harry S. Truman Parkway, Suite 460
Annapolis, MD 21401
Phone: (410) 267-5660
New England/Mid-Atlantic

NOAA Chesapeake Bay Office (Oxford, Maryland)

Cooperative Oxford Laboratory
904 South Morris Street
Oxford, MD 21654
Phone: (410) 226-1015
New England/Mid-Atlantic

NOAA Chesapeake Bay Office (Norfolk, Virginia)

Building 2, 439 West York Street
Norfolk, VA 23510
Phone: (757) 364-7462
New England/Mid-Atlantic

Sean Corson

Director, NOAA Chesapeake Bay Office
Office of Habitat Conservation
Phone: (410) 267-5646
New England/Mid-Atlantic

Kevin Schabow

Acting Deputy Director, NOAA Chesapeake Bay Office
Office of Habitat Conservation
Phone: (410) 267-3145
New England/Mid-Atlantic

Shannon Sprague

Environmental Literacy and Partnerships Manager, NOAA Chesapeake Bay Office
Office of Habitat Conservation
Phone: (410) 267-5664
New England/Mid-Atlantic

Bruce Vogt

Ecosystem Science and Synthesis Manager, NOAA Chesapeake Bay Office
Office of Habitat Conservation
Phone: (410) 267-5655
New England/Mid-Atlantic

Bill Bradley

IT Manager, NOAA Chesapeake Bay Office
Office of Habitat Conservation
Phone: (410) 295-3146
New England/Mid-Atlantic

Mandy Bromilow

Fisheries Specialist (Contractor), NOAA Chesapeake Bay Office
Office of Habitat Conservation
Phone: (410 267-5667
New England/Mid-Atlantic

David Bruce

Fisheries Biologist, NOAA Chesapeake Bay Office
Office of Habitat Conservation
Phone: (410) 226-1015
New England/Mid-Atlantic

Morgan Corey

Fisheries Specialist (Contractor), NOAA Chesapeake Bay Office
Office of Habitat Conservation
Phone: (410) 295-3144
New England/Mid-Atlantic

Kim Couranz

Communications Specialist, NOAA Chesapeake Bay Office
Office of Habitat Conservation
Phone: (410) 267-5673
New England/Mid-Atlantic

Tyler Fifield

NOAA Corps Officer, NOAA Chesapeake Bay Office
Office of Habitat Conservation
Phone: (410) 295-3156
New England/Mid-Atlantic

Taylor Giordano

Senior CBIBS Buoy Technician (Contractor), NOAA Chesapeake Bay Office
Office of Habitat Conservation
Phone: (443) 949-9318
New England/Mid-Atlantic

Krysta Hougen

Environmental Communications Specialist (Contractor), NOAA Chesapeake Bay Office
Office of Habitat Conservation
Phone: (410) 226-1015
New England/Mid-Atlantic

Andrew Larkin

Senior Program Analyst, NOAA Chesapeake Bay Office
Office of Habitat Conservation
Phone: (757) 364-7462
New England/Mid-Atlantic

Jay Lazar

Field Operations Manager, NOAA Chesapeake Bay Office
Office of Habitat Conservation
Phone: (410) 295-3143
New England/Mid-Atlantic

Andrew McGowan

Hydrographer (Contractor), NOAA Chesapeake Bay Office
Office of Habitat Conservation
Phone: (410) 295-3155
New England/Mid-Atlantic

Bart Merrick

Education Coordinator, NOAA Chesapeake Bay Office
Office of Habitat Conservation
Phone: (410) 226-1015
New England/Mid-Atlantic

CJ Pellerin

IT Specialist, NOAA Chesapeake Bay Office
Office of Habitat Conservation
Phone: (410) 295-3151
New England/Mid-Atlantic

Julie Reichert-Nguyen

Natural Resources Specialist, NOAA Chesapeake Bay Office
Office of Habitat Conservation
Phone: (410) 267-5665
New England/Mid-Atlantic

James Seward

CBIBS Buoy Technician (Contractor), NOAA Chesapeake Bay Office
Office of Habitat Conservation
Phone: (443) 949-9318
New England/Mid-Atlantic

Lauren Taneyhill

Strategic Partnerships Specialist (Contractor), NOAA Chesapeake Bay Office
Office of Habitat Conservation
Phone: (410) 267-5647
New England/Mid-Atlantic

Elise Trelegan

Education Specialist (Contractor), NOAA Chesapeake Bay Office
Office of Habitat Conservation
Phone: (410) 226-1015