Virginia Institute of Marine Science, College of William and Mary

Data Center Description
Research at the Virginia Institute of Marine Science (VIMS) extends
from inland watersheds to the open ocean with a primary emphasis on
coastal and estuarine science. VIMS research is based in five academic
departments and several major research units, including the Aquatic
Breeding Center (ABC), the Center for Coastal Resources Management
(CCRM), the Chesapeake Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve in
Virginia (CBNERRVA), and the Sea Grant Marine Advisory Program
(MAP). Information about the academic program in each department is
available in the School of Marine Science Catalog.

Because complex environmental issues rarely parallel administrative
divisions, VIMS emphasizes interdisciplinary research that brings
perspectives from a variety of disciplines to the search for new
knowledge and for solutions to issue-driven questions. Teams of
scientists with diverse expertise work in areas such as plankton and
nutrient dynamics, shoreline and wetlands processes, fisheries ecology
and stock assessment, and aquaculture.


[Summary provided by the College of William & Mary.]

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