Climate change and its impact on our ecosystems -- especially our shorelines -- is inarguably one of the most urgent and complex issues of our times.
UVA, located in close proximity to a substantial infrastructure of rivers, as well as the Chesapeake Bay, is already highly regarded for its work in the area of freshwater and shoreline ecosystems. Our goal is to become the expert in the impact of rising sea levels and a world source of remediation for its effects on our environment.
The College and Graduate School of Arts & Sciences is well on its way to achieving this high profile. Unique, dedicated facilities on the Eastern Shore of Virginia and deep sea waters off the coast of Bermuda allow researchers, graduate students, and undergraduates to collect data and study every aspect of the health of our rivers, shorelines, and oceans.