Virgin Islands Marine Advisory Service (VIMAS)

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Welcome to the Virgin Islands Marine Advisory Service!

As an extension to the University of Puerto Rico's Sea Grant College Program, the Virgin Islands Marine Advisory Service (VIMAS) works to promote the education and awareness of our natural resources in the Caribbean. Operating within the University of the Virgin Island's (UVI) Center for Marine and Environmental Studies (CMES), our team is able to leverage partnerships and collaborations with researchers at UVI and the local Virgin Islands government to accomplish our goals. From annual beach cleanups, marine science summer programs for youth, or the recycling of glass beverage bottles, we use innovative outreach and research tools to tackle locally relevant issues within our Virgin Islands workforce and economy. 
Howard Forbes Jr. - Virgin Islands Marine Advisory Service Director
Thank you for visiting us today! As the Director of the Virgin Islands Marine Advisory Service, it is our goal to foster environmental stewardship within our local communities. Be sure to check out our on-going activities below to see how you can get involved!
Howard Forbes Jr. - Virgin Islands Marine Advisory Service Director

 

Marine Science Education and Outreach in the U.S. Virgin Islands 

Learn more about our programs and outreach initiatives below. 

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Youth Engagement and Workforce Development
Mangroves planted along the coastline
Habitat Restoration and Citizen Science
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Resource Recovery and Hazard Mitigation

Current VIMAS Activities

Saturday, November 19, 2022

Brewers Bay Cleanup

9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
St. Thomas
Saturday, November 9, 2022

Fredericksted Waterfront Cleanup

9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
St. Croix

Contact Us!

Our team is happy to assist you!

Office Phone: St. Thomas (340) 693-1672 / St. Croix (340) 692-4046
E-mail: St. Thomas (howard.forbes@live.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

Orville E. Kean Campus (St. Thomas) Albert A. Sheen Campus (St. Croix)