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VA Varangue (Reunion)
VA Vulnerability Assessment
VAT Value-Added Tax
VB Visual Basic Code
VBGF von Bertalanffy Growth Function
VCO Voluntary Carbon Offset
VCS Voluntary Carbon Standard
VDCC Voltage Dependent Calcium Channels
VDMS Video Data Management System (NOAA)
VDS Vessel Day Scheme
VDSC Voltage Dependent Sodium Channels
VEA Valued Environmental Attributes
VEC Valued Ecosystem Component
VEPA Vietnam Environment Protection Agency
VERTIGO Vertical Transport In the Global Ocean
VFP Visual Fox Pro
VGE Venous Gas Embolism
VGI Volunteered Geographic Information
VHF Very High Frequency
VHRR Very High Resolution Radiometer
VI Vegetation Index
VI-EPSCoR Virgin Islands Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research
VICCC Virgin Islands Caribbean Cultural Center
VICD Virgin Islands Conservation District
VICR Virgin Islands Coral Reef National Monument
VICRAG Virgin Islands Coral Reef Advisory Group
VICRNM Virgin Islands Coral Reef National Monument
VIDA Virgin Islands Department of Agriculture
VIDE Virgin Islands Department of Education
VIEC Virgin Islands Environmental Council (BVI)
VIERS Virgin Islands Environmental Resource Station
VIFEP Vietnam Institute of Fisheries and Economic Policy (Republic of Vietnam)
VIHA Virgin Islands Housing Authority
VIHTA Virgin Islands Hotel and Tourism Association
VIIRS Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite
VIIS Virgin Islands National Park
VIMAS Virgin Islands Marine Advisory Service
VIMPAC Virgin Islands Marine Park Advisory Committee
VIMPAN Virgin Islands Marine Protected Area Network
VIMS Virginia Institute of Marine Science (CWM)
VINE Virgin Islands Network of Environmental Educators
VINP Virgin Islands National Park
VIP Vehicle Interface Program
VIPR Vieques Island, Puerto Rico
VIRC&D Virgin Islands Resource Conservation and Development Council
VIRCD Virgin Islands Resource Conservation and Development Council Inc.
VIRG Virgin Islands Recycling Group
VIRR Virgin Islands Rules and Regulations
VIS Visible Band
VIWMA Virgin Islands Waste Management Authority
VK Viasca Knoll
VLF Very Low Frequency
VMAS Virgin Islands Marine Advisory Service
VME Vulnerable Marine Ecosystem
VMS Vessel Monitoring System
VMSCP Vulnerable Marine Species Conservation Program (Palau)
VOA Volatile Organic Analysis
VOA Vibrational Optical Activity
VOC Volatile Organic Compound
VOCs Volatile Organic Compounds
VOGNET Hawaii Island volcanic aerosol monitoring Network
VOMIL Antillean Minister of Public Health and Environment (NA)
VORTRAC Vortex Objective Radar Tracking and Circulation
VOS Volunteer Observing Ships
VPA Virtual Population Analysis
VRE Virtual Research Environment
VRS Veracruz Reef System
VSI Visual stock identification
VSLS Very Short-Lived Substance(s)
VT Video Transect
VTI Vessel Transmitted Information
VTR Vessel Trip Report
VU Vulnerable
VUAP Visitor Use Action Plan
VUB Free University of Brussels (Vrije Universiteit Brussel)