VIMS-Industry Partnership

With the support and assistance of the Commonwealth Secretary of Commerce and Trade, William and Mary established the VIMS-Industry Partnership Committee in December 2003 to advise the Director of the Virginia Institute of Marine Science (VIMS) on the development of long-term partnerships with industry and steps to improve collaborative research and technology transfer.  In 2010 the Committee includes some 20 VIMS participants, 10 representatives from the main William and Mary campus, some 30 industry participants from over 20 companies, the Gloucester County Director of Economic Development, and representatives from the Hampton Roads Research Partnership, NASA and the Office of Naval Research. 

The partnership has focused on marine sensors (particularly anti-body based chemical sensors), the deployment of observation platforms in the Chesapeake Bay, autonomous underwater vehicles, modeling and simulation of  storm surges,  and the Chesapeake Bay algae project (ChAP) which is researching the growth of algae on substrates in marine environments and conversion into fuels.  The partners have collaborated in SBIRS, federal contracts, and numerous grants from state and federal agencies.  Some partners have made gifts of equipment to VIMS to advance research.  Partners in the ChAP project have received $1 million in research funding from Statoil, Norway's leading energy company.

During quarterly meetings, partners brief each other on their major research interests.  Partners then pursue collaborative discussions in smaller groups focused on specific proposals.  Notes and most presentations from the quarterly meetings are provided below.

VIMS Industry Partnership Meeting Notes

Meeting Notes- Friday, May 23, 2013

Mike Unger: Biosensors and Bioaccumulation: Using Antibody-Based Sensor Technology to Guide PAH Remediation Strategies

Meeting Notes - Friday, February 15, 2013

Linda Sorrento: National Academy of Environmental Design
Guy Chapman: Dominion Offshore Energy Projects
Dave Marsell: Measurement Specialties


Meeting Notes - Friday, October 12, 2012

John Wells: VIMS Update
Taryn Cuper: National Center for Collaboration in Medical Modeling and Simulation


Meeting Notes - Friday, May 25, 2012

Mike Unger:    A Real-Time Antibody-Based Field Assay to Predict Contaminant Bioavailability in Sediments
Heather Wood: Green Ports:  Challenges and Opportunities in the Maritime Sector
Mike Melo: ITA International Marine Services Update
Troy Hartley: Community Supported Fishery


Meeting Notes - Friday, February 17, 2012

Paul Panetta:    Acoustic Measurements of Oil Droplet Size and Sediment Characterization
Vic Chatigny: Wave Energy for Powering Science
Todd Nelson: Worms, Waves and Water Quality (Part 1)
Worms, Waves and Water Quality (Part 2)
Harry Wang: The Large Domain and High Resolution Storm Surge / Inundation Simulation in the Atlantic and Gulf Coasts


Meeting Notes - Friday, October 7, 2011

Lyle Varnell:

Wind Turbine Siting in the Chesapeake Bay:  VIMS Experience (Part 1)
Wind Turbine Siting in the Chesapeake Bay:  VIMS Experience (Part 2)

JoEllen Rose:    SAIC Energy Projects & OCEANS 2012 Conference
Jen Kostyniuk: Alternative Energy Solutions at Dominion
Bill Cooke: Chesapeake Algae Project (ChAP) Update


Meeting Notes - Friday, May 20, 2011

Mark Patterson: New Initiatives of the Autonomous Systems Lab
Susan Patterson:    Threats Posed by Autonomous Systems to Ports and Harbors
Dave Marsell: Measurement Specialties
Waldy Wisniewski: Microbotics - Company Introduction


Meeting Notes - Friday, February 18, 20111

Harry Wang: Storm Surge and Inundation Modeling for Nor'easter Event in the Chesapeake Bay and Super Regional Test Bed
Ben Francisco:    EM Solutions
Bill Bean: James City County Business and Technology Incubator
Troy Hartley: Virginia Sea Grant Program Request for Proposals
Dave Garver:    Synovision Systems


Meeting Notes - Friday, October 29, 2010

Ron Monark: Mason School of Business Entrepreneurship Center
Steve Kaattari: Immunosensors - New Applications, Technologies, and Future Collaborations
Gene Tracey: Chesapeake Algae Project (ChAP) Update
Joe Rose: Coastal Precast Systems
Part 1
Part 2
Part 3
Mark Shmorhun: Applied Process Technology International, LLC

Meeting Notes - Friday, July 23, 2010

Tom Harris: Algal Toxins of the Chesapeake Bay
David Spencer:  Mapping Coastal Dead Zones Through Collaborative Remote Sensing  and In Situ Observations
Tucker Pierce:     Chesapeake Bay Interpretive Buoy System

Meeting Notes - Friday, May 21, 2010

Gene Tracy: Chesapeake Algae Project: Update and Site Selection Issues
Bill Bean:       James City County Business and Technology Incubator

Meeting Notes - Friday, February 12, 2010

Lee Beach: Hampton Roads' Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy
Troy Hartley: Virginia Sea Grant Seed Research Awards
Mark Patterson: Robotics Workshop Update

Meeting Notes - Friday, October 30, 2009

Dennis Manos: An Integrated Research Program for Algal Energy and Environmental Remediation
Mitch Thompson: Measurement Specialties
Part 1
Part 2
Part 3
Harry Wang: WeatherFlow History and Evolution
David Forrest: A Realtime Forecasting System for the Chesapeake
Bay Tributaries:  Interoperability and Metadata for Automation

Meeting Notes - Friday, July 24, 2009

Mike Unger: Antibody-based Chemical Sensor Development at VIMS:
Basic and Applied Research

Meeting Notes - Friday, May 22, 2009

Neil Rondorf: Offshore Wind:  Virginia's Largest Cost-Effective, Commercially
Available, Renewable Energy Resource
Elizabeth Canuel and Emmett Duffy: An Integrated Research Program for
Algal Energy and Environmental Remediation at VIMS/W&M
Part 1
Part 2
Part 3

Meeting Notes - February 13, 2009

Susan Patterson: C.A.V.I.A.R. Update

Meeting Notes - December 12, 2008

Chris Machut: Netarus, LLC Presentation on SCInterface

Meeting Notes - October 17, 2008

Bill Bean and Lyle Varnell: SBIR Funding Opportunities
Joe Heyman: Luna Innovations, Partnership Opportunities with VIMS
Ben Francisco: Werner Anderson Defining Modeling and Simulation

Meeting Notes - August 1, 2008

Mike Unger: Elizabeth River and Hess Oil Project
Rick Lally: Oceana Sensors Update
Susan Patterson: C.A.V.I.A.R. - Robot Ventures

Meeting Notes - May 16, 2008

Carl Friedrichs: Update on CHSD Observing System Efforts
Dave Marsell: Pressure Systems

Meeting Notes - February 29, 2008

John Wells: 2008 VIMS General Assembly Update
John Wells: 2008-10 VIMS Budget Request Background
John Wells: VIMS Concrete Pier Amendment

Meeting Notes - December 14, 2007

John van Rosendale: HPC Infrastructure Improvements
John van Rosendale: Modeling and Simulation at William and Mary

Meeting Notes - October 5, 2007

Iris Anderson Presentation: Chesapeake Bay Initiative Update
Mike Unger Presentation: Antibody-Based Chemical Sensor Development at VIMS
John Boone Presentation: Jamestown Flood Management Project

Meeting Notes - July 20, 2007

Meeting Notes - May 4, 2007

Meeting Notes - February 23, 2007

Meeting Notes - Friday, February 15, 2013