The Virginia Institute of Marine Science, located at William and Mary’s Gloucester Point campus, is recognized worldwide for its expertise in coastal marine science.

The faculty and staff of the Institute conduct interdisciplinary research in coastal ocean and estuarine science, educate students and citizens, and provide advisory service to policy makers, industry, and the public. The College of William and Mary's graduate School of Marine Science is located at the Institute.


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