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VIMS, Watermen’s Hall

1208 Greate Road
Gloucester Point, VA 23062 United States
804-684-7010

September 2019

After Hours Lecture at VIMS – Forecasting Tidal Flooding: Helping Hampton Roads prepare for storms and rising seas

September 26 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
VIMS, Watermen’s Hall, 1208 Greate Road
Gloucester Point, VA 23062 United States
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Have you ever wished you could ask Google if the roads along your travel route are flooded? Or wished you could know days in advance the extent to which your backyard will flood during a certain tide? Dr. Derek Loftis of VIMS is working to make these things a reality. Join us as Dr. Loftis shares how the use of innovative technologies and citizen scientists is helping Hampton Roads communities predict and prepare for flood events and rising seas. This…

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October 2019

After Hours Lecture at VIMS – Cytobots in the Bay: How technology is keeping Virginians safe

October 24 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
VIMS, Watermen’s Hall, 1208 Greate Road
Gloucester Point, VA 23062 United States
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Harmful algae blooms, or HABs, occur when algae in the water grow excessively and produce toxins and other harmful effects on the environment and people. Algal species capable of producing HABs have increased in abundance in the Chesapeake Bay during the last decade, causing concern among resource managers, industry members, health officials, and the public. Dr. Juliette Smith, faculty member at VIMS, is using an autonomous, underwater instrument called an Imaging FlowCytobot in the York River to address those concerns.…

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