Director: [[davem, David Malmquist]]
The VIMS Communications Department serves both internal and external audiences. Communications staff are responsible for media relations, media training, public outreach, and meeting the Institute's need for print and web-based publication services.
Communications staff work to disseminate the results of VIMS research and educational activities to the media via news releases, a library of still images and video clips, and by guiding journalists to in-house expertise in a wide variety of marine-science fields. The Outreach Coordinator schedules and organizes on-campus lectures, public tours, and off-campus activities that include speaking engagements, participation at festivals and fairs, and hosting of workshops and mini-schools. The VIMS Publications Center and Print Shop offers a variety of low-cost media and graphic services for VIMS faculty, staff, and students.