Ecological Monitoring Program (EMP)

An Ecological Monitoring Program near the VIMS-Eastern Shore Laboratory, Wachapreague, Virginia

 An Ecological Monitoring Program (EMP) has been established at the Virginia Institute of Marine Science Eastern Shore Laboratory (VIMS ESL) for the coastal environment near the lab.  The goals of the initiative are to 1) provide status and trends information to scientists who study and regulators who manage Virginia’s marine resources, 2) provide a scientific context for scientists’ research and grant proposals 3) provide pedagogical enrichment to educators for their classes, and 4) build capacity in staff expertise and training of interns and students at VIMS ESL. 

2018-2019 Annual Report Summary (pdf)

Full 2018-2019 Annual Report (pdf)