"Welcome to the Virgin Islands Marine Advisory Service"

- Marine and Environmental Education -

The Virgin Islands Marine Advisory Service (VIMAS), a part of the University of Puerto Rico Sea Grant College Program, is located within the Center for Marine and Environmental Studies at the University of the Virgin Islands. VIMAS engages works with the Virgin Islands community to raise awareness about #plasticpollution and #marinedebris and foster appreciation for our natural resources. Find out how you can get involved!

The Virgin Islands Marine Advisory Service (VIMAS) aims to educate and raise awarenss about the many natural resources found within the Virgin Islands such as: Left: Corals and fish; Middle: Endangered species; Right: Mangrove forests and Marine protected areas.

- VIMAS Activities for the Community and Teachers - 

  • Coastweeks - Sept. - Oct. (Postponed for 2017 due to Hurricane Irma)
    Help us keep our beaches clean and free of pollution. 
  • Reef FestNov.
    Come celebrate the importance of our coral reefs at Coral World Ocean Park. 
  • Youth Ocean Explorers - Jul. 10 - Aug. 4, 2017 (REGISTRATION CLOSED)
    Marine science summer program for the youth in grades 7-12. 
  • Environmental Learning Outside the Classroom - Anytime
    Fieldtrips for students to learn about the environment. 

- Contact Us -

Office Phone: St. Thomas (340) 693-1672 / St. Croix (340) 692-4046
E-mail: St. Thomas (howard.forbes@live.uvi.edu) / St. Croix (mtaylor@uvi.edu)
Website: http://vimas.uvi.edu 
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Virgin Islands Marine Advisory Service
Center for Marine and Environmental Studies
University of the Virgin Islands

St. Thomas                                   St. Croix 
#2 John Brewers Bay                  RR #1, 10,000 Kingshill
St. Thomas, USVI 00802             St. Croix, USVI 00850-9781