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About Virginia Sea Grant

Norfolk Harborfest 2009. ©Margaret Pizer/VASG

Virginia Sea Grant (VASG) advances the resilience and sustainability of Virginia’s coastal and marine ecosystems and the communities that depend upon them. As a broker of scientific information, VASG works with resource managers, businesses, communities, and other stakeholders to provide and apply the best science available.

VASG funds and conducts research, outreach, and communications activities that focus on


Virginia Sea Grant Staff

The Virginia Sea Grant Research and Administration offices are based at Virginia Institute of Marine Science (VIMS) in Gloucester Point, VA. Our extension staff are located in the VIMS Marine Advisory Services Department and at Virginia Tech’s Virginia Seafood Agricultural Research and Extension Center (VSAREC) in Hampton, VA.

2010-2014 Strategic Plan

Advisory Groups

2011 Annual Grant Report