R/V Virginia

The 93-foot research vessel Virginia—purpose-built for the Virginia Institute of Marine Science in 2018—is available for use both by VIMS researchers and external parties. It offers flexibility in science outfitting, rapid turn-around for frequent use, and affordable operation. The vessel is easily adaptable to evolving scientific research areas such as environmental impact studies, the servicing of ocean-observing systems, and offshore-energy exploration and development surveys.