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See What's Happening

Access current weather and water quality conditions at Rice Rivers.

Take a tour of our ongoing research.

See examples of our maps and apps and learn about our research and programs.

Contact us

For more information on how to access our data, contact Jennifer Ciminelli at (804) 827-0110 or

In keeping with our mission, we promote innovation in science with the use of technology and resources available at the VCU Rice Rivers Center. Our instrumentation includes monitoring stations which provide continuous water quality and meteorological data.  Baseline and long-term studies at the Rice Rivers Center provide data that can be leveraged as part of ongoing or new research and help to aid in the development of environmental policy.

Check out some of our exciting studies, use our data or even conduct your own research.

Conducting research at the VCU Rice Rivers Center

Interested in conducting research at the VCU Rice Rivers Center?

The Rice Rivers Center offers a variety of resources that may be leveraged by Rice Rivers researchers, from the natural environment to established long term study datasets to technology. 

For information on conducting research at the Rice Rivers Center, contact us at or at 804-827-0110. 

If you would like to request permission to conduct research at Rice Rivers, please review the Rice Rivers Data Management plan, fill out the online research request form and submit a copy of your research proposal via email to  

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