VIMS Newsroom

The News & Media Services Office at the Virginia Institute of Marine Science disseminates VIMS news to the media and public via press releases, the VIMS website, social media, and other channels. The Office also supports public outreach programs and internal audiences with its Publications Center and Print Shop.


To request an interview with a VIMS scientist or administrator, contact Rebecca Latourell via [[vimspr,e-mail]] or at 804.684.7113.

Photo Requests

Want to use a VIMS image or video? Read our Permissions Policy. Selected images and footage are available via the VIMS Flickr page and YouTube channel.

Request to Film

Want to film on one of our campuses? Learn about our "Request to Film" process.

Website Question?

Are you a visitor with a website question, or a VIMS employee who wants to create a page or update content? [[v|vimspr,Contact our webmaster!]]

Media Relations Staff
Rebecca Latourell

Latourell, Rebecca
Senior Director of Communications & Marketing
Email: [[v|rebecca]]
Phone: (804) 684-7113
Office: Watermen's Hall 241
Unit: Dean & Director's Office

Laura Patrick

Patrick, Laura
Web/PR Specialist
Email: [[v|lpatrick]]
Phone: (804) 684-7062
Office: Davis Hall 126E
Unit: News & Media Services