Saving the Shoreline
VIMS scientists seek to better understand the impact of global change at a local and regional level so that we can help coastal communities become more resilient.
Responding to Plastics Pollution
Plastic pollution in our marine environment not only spoils the beauty of our waters, it harms marine life and may affect human health as well. Is it simply a fact of life, or is this a problem we can solve? Take a deeper dive and find out what VIMS is doing behind the scenes in Responding to Plastic Pollution.
Deploying Bots on the Bay
Learn how VIMS students and scientists are using state-of-the-art technology to better understand the impact of harmful algal blooms on marine ecosystems.
Forecasting Tidal Flooding
By using tide gauge data and advanced computer models, VIMS is providing coastal residents with accurate 36-hour predictions to help prepare for flooding.
Modeling Storm Surge
A sophisticated modeling platform developed by VIMS is providing a detailed, accurate picture of the effects of storm-related flooding in our communities. Take a deeper dive to learn how it is being used to build more resilient communities and improve the economic strength of coastal towns and counties.
Surveying the Sea Floor
While a Ph.D. student at VIMS, Kersey Sturdivant '11 developed a camera system that changed the way scientists view the seafloor. Take a deeper dive to see how his "Wormcam" is being used to evaluate environmental impact on the seafloor and its inhabitants.
Shaping Leaders Who Shape the World
Not everyone who earns a Ph.D. in marine science goes on to work in a lab or a classroom. Take a deeper dive to find out how VIMS alumnus Ike Irby is using his degree on Capitol Hill.
Study of mid-Atlantic sharks by researchers at the Virginia Institute of Marine Science stands as one of the longest-running fishery-independent studies of shark populations in the world. Take a deeper dive to find out how our research is helping shark populations recover in U.S. waters, and continues to inform stock assessments and fishery management.