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About Us: CCRM Advisory Service

CCRM provides advisory service in four areas:

Taskinas Creek
Taskinas Creek - Photo: Jim Stoecker

Wetlands. CCRM staff support the Commonwealth's management programs for both tidal and nontidal wetlands. This work involves review of individual permits in the tidal program, development and implementation of assessment and monitoring protocols for the nontidal program, and issue-driven investigations in support of both.

Shore digitizing - Photo: Carl Hershner

Tidal Shorelines. The Center operates a continuing inventory of conditions along all 10,000 miles of Virginia's coastal zone shoreline. Data is collected using Global Positioning System (GPS) and remote sensing technologies. It is managed in a Geographic Information System (GIS) and supports a variety of applications by local, state, and federal agencies, as well as researchers, the business community, and private citizens.

West Point Paper Mill
West Point Paper- Photo: Jim Stoecker

Coastal Resource Advisory. CCRM staff serve in an advisory capacity for the management of the Commonwealth's coastal resources. These activities cover a wide range of subjects crossing many disciplines and involving both natural and social sciences.

Educational opportunity
Educational opportunity - Photo: Carl Hershner

Outreach Education. As part of its general mission to support informed management of the Commonwealth's coastal resources, the Center offers a variety of lectures, short courses, and information material to diverse audiences. The Center maintains a teaching marsh on the VIMS campus, and collaborates with other groups in the Institution to offer a variety of educational programs to specific groups and the general public.