CBNERR The Chesapeake Bay NERR in Virginia was designated in 1991. CBNERRVA strives to be a national leader in demonstrating how science, education and coastal resource stewardship can solve coastal management problems and improve the awareness and understanding of estuaries. In order to achieve our primary goals, CBNERRVA is continually developing complimentary programs of research, education, and land stewardship.
CCRM The Center for Coastal Resources Management (CCRM) develops and supports integrated and adaptive management of coastal zone resources. To fulfill this mission, the Center undertakes research, provides advisory service, and conducts outreach education.
Coastal Hydrodynamics and Sediment Program The Coastal Hydrodynamics & Sediment Dynamics Program aims to better understand fundamental aspects of coastal and estuarine physics with additional emphasis on processes responsible for sediment resuspension, transport and deposition.
Characterization of Wave Climate, Lower Chesapeake Bay From the fall of 1988 until the spring of 1995, the Virginia Institute of Marine Science, in cooperation with the Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation, operated a wave station 2.5 nautical miles northeast of the Thimble Shoal Light (TSL) in Lower Chesapeake Bay to collect long-term directional wave observations.
CIEE - Craney Island Eastward Expansion The purpose of the present study is to determine the nature and possible extent of the physical changes that may result in the estuarine environment of Hampton Roads.
Community Ecology The Community Ecology Laboratory at the College of William and Mary's Virginia Institute of Marine Science is run by Rochelle Seitz and focuses on field benthic ecology with a concentration in soft-sediment estuarine and coastal benthic dynamics. In the Community Ecology Laboratory, we aim to address the important factors influencing benthic community structure and, in turn, the effects that the benthic community has on upper trophic levels.
Complex Shoreface Roughness The National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research (NIWA) in New Zealand and the Virginia Institute of Marine Science (VIMS) of the College of William and Mary in Virginia, U.S.A., have a formal partnership to complement and enhance the programs of both institutes. Support is sought for an initial joint project that will examine the roles played by complex, spatially variable seabed roughness and morphology on the inner continental shelf in controlling the transport and deposition of sediment by waves and currents.
Computing To facilitate the missions of VIMS (education, research and advisory services) and to enhance the productivity of the VIMS community (faculty, staff and students).
Construction The Facilities Planning Section of the Department of Facilities Management works with the Department of Planning and Budget to develop and coordinate the Institute's Capital Outlay Program (Capital Improvement Program) and other related programs.
Copyright Policy VIMS permits publication of its images in brochure, newsletter, newspaper, magazine, book, postcard, calendar, WWW page, and CD-ROM formats. VIMS images may be used at no cost for public service or educational purposes, but may not be used for resale, advertising, or in any other manner that constitutes or implies VIMS' endorsement of a commercial product or activity unless specific written permission is obtained from the VIMS Public Relations Department. The user cannot copy, modify, alter, and/or enhance these images for any purpose whatsoever, unless specific written permission is obtained from VIMS.
CORSACS CORSACS (Controls on Ross Sea Algal Community Structure) is a three-year, multi-institution program to determine how levels of iron, sunlight, and carbon dioxide interact to determine the types of algae that occur in the southern Ross Sea, Antarctica. The VIMS component of the CORSACS program is headed by Dr. Walker Smith.
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Crassostrea ariakensis The Eastern oyster Crassostrea virginica was for three centuries the object of a major fishery in Chesapeake Bay. But in recent decades, over-harvesting, habitat degradation, and the diseases MSX and Dermo have devastated the Bay's oyster population. The diseases have frustrated restoration and aquaculture efforts and brought the Bay oyster fishery to near ruin, especially in Virginia. The loss of oysters and their capacity for filtering algae has also likely contributed to the decline of Bay water quality.
Crustacean Diseases The Crustacean Diseases Laboratory has focused on the epizootiology, ecology, and pathophysiology of an unusual parasitic dinoflagellate, Hematodinium perezi. The dinoflagellate lives in the hemolymph of blue crabs, where it rapidly proliferates and kills its host. Epizootics have reached prevalences as high as 70% of the crabs from coastal bays on the Delmarva Peninsula. While the lab is primarily engaged with Hematodinium, other diseases such as Vibrio, Paramoeba, Ameson, and Carcinonemertes, also receive attention.