The Chesapeake Bay-Virginia Reserve promotes, supports, coordinates and engages in basic and applied research and monitoring efforts at managed areas within Virginia's coastal region.
- There are typically 25 research/monitoring projects conducted on an annual basis by researchers from a variety of state and federal agencies, academic institutions and private organizations within the reserve's boundaries.
- The reserve participates in biological, water quality and weather monitoring programs.
- The overriding goal of reserve research and monitoring activities is to contribute to effective national, regional and site specific coastal management.
- Graduate students conducting research at the Virginia Reserve sites are supported through the NOAA/NERR Graduate Research Fellowship Program and minor research grants. Undergraduate students are also awarded minor research grants to support research conducted within Reserve boundaries.
- CBNERR also participates in the VIMS Summer Intern Program, supporting and mentoring undergraduate students selected to perform summer research projects.
For questions regarding research permits, please contact Carl.Friedrichs@vims.edu
- CBNERR Research Bibliography (124 kb .pdf),
- CBNERR Special-Use Research Permit Form (pdf)
- Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation Permit Form DCR199-043 (for Taskinas Creek Research)
- For a listing of current research projects, click here.