[PAST EVENT] Public Lecture in Kilmarnock: The R/V Virginia: A Nod to the Past-An Eye to the Future

February 23, 2020
2pm - 3pm
Lancaster Community Library, 16 Town Centre Dr, Kilmarnock, VA 22482 Upstairs Mtg Room
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  • Open to the public
R/V Virginia
R/V Virginia

In 2018, the Virginia Institute of Marine Science welcomed a new, state-of-the-art research vessel, the R/V Virginia. The Virginia is the most modern, most capable marine research vessel in its size class in the U.S and is the flagship vessel of VIMS’ fleet. The capabilities provided by this new vessel will allow VIMS scientists and others to make new and exciting discoveries throughout the Chesapeake Bay and along the Atlantic Coast well into the future. Join VIMS’ Director of Marine Operations, Stewart Lamerdin, as he provides a history of the use of research vessels throughout the world and at VIMS, culminating with the newly constructed Virginia. Mr. Lamerdin will help us understand what defines a research vessel, how they are utilized to understand our marine ecosystems, and what makes the Virginia a truly unique asset to VIMS and the commonwealth. 

This event is free and open to the public. Registration not required. 


Lancaster Community Library, 804-435-1729