Six Virginia Universities Unite to Fight Coastal Challenges

Apr 28, 2015

Virginia Beach
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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Six university presidents have formally agreed to work together on challenges facing Virginia's coastal and ocean communities.

The Virginia Sea Grant charter was signed Monday in Richmond by the presidents of George Mason, Old Dominion, Virginia Commonwealth, Virginia Tech, the University of Virginia and William & Mary.

Virginia Sea Grant was founded in 1984 and is based at the Virginia Institute of Marine Science in Gloucester Point. Its mission is to enhance the sustainability of coastal and ocean communities and their ecosystems through research, education and communication.