VIMS in AntarcticaAntarctica is a land of superlatives-the world's coldest, windiest, highest, and driest landmass. It's also home base for a wide range of VIMS oceanographic research. As surprising as it may seem, much of this work has direct connections to our local waters and their marine life.
- The Southern Ocean around Antarctica is one of Earth's most pristine and productive water bodies. VIMS scientists Rebecca Dickhhut, Bob Diaz, Mark Patterson, Walker Smith, Debbie Steinberg, Kam Tang, and others are studying these waters and their marine life to help better understand, conserve, and manage the polar ecosystem-and to shed light on Virginia's possible climate-change future.