Research & Services The Virginia Institute of Marine Science is mandated by the Commonwealth of Virginia to conduct research and provide sound scientific advice concerning the often-contentious issues surrounding use and conservation of marine resources.
Rapa Whelk This website provides more information on Rapa whelk research.
Reactive Nitrogen This website contains information on the fate of 'reactive nitrogen' derived from agricultural sources in coastal lagoons.
Recreational Fisheries This website provides information about catch & release initiatives and Virginia’s gamefish tagging program.
Recycling This website contains information on recycling policies.
Reference Lab, OIE This website provides information on the VIMS OIE Reference Laboratory for the molluscan diseases Haplosporidiosis and Perkinsosis.
Research Research at VIMS extends from inland watersheds to the open ocean with a primary emphasis on coastal and estuarine science.
Research Experts Search for experts in the VIMS Faculty by one of three methods.
Reservations Page House is the student commons, and is administered by the Graduate Student Association. Only Institute or visiting students may stay in the Page House guest rooms.
Resources VIMS provides on-line access to a wealth of scientific data, computer models, and literature sources. On-line data include time-series measurements of the salinity, temperature, and quality of Chesapeake Bay waters; as well as weather records from a meteorological station at the VIMS main campus. Also available are data concerning the Chesapeake Bay's living resources, including a juvenile fish index, digital maps of submerged aquatic vegetation, and a Comprehensive Coastal Inventory for wetlands, shoreline, and associated natural and cultural resources in the coastal plain.
RIDE Wave Transformation Model A wave transformation model simulates water wave refraction, diffraction, reflection, shoaling, bottom friction, wave breaking, and harbor resonance.
Risk Assessment Risk assessment is the process by which the probability or likelihood of some adverse effect of a contaminant to humans or the environment is estimated. Currently, considerable effort is focused on this topic because assessment of contaminant-associated risk is mandated in key federal laws including the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) and the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA).