"Welcome to the Virgin Islands Marine Advisory Service"

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St. Thomas Campus Coordinator: Howard Forbes Jr.  

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 Albert A. Sheen Campus (St. Croix) Coordinator: Marcia Taylor 


- 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 works with the Virgin Islands community to raise awareness about our natural resources and foster environmental stewardship. Check out some our recent highlights!

Coastal Cleanups     Recycling      Education   Mangrove Restoration


- VIMAS Features: #IrMariaBirds Social Media Campaign

Bird Count

Wildlife in the Territory have been impacted by Hurricanes Irma and Maria (IrMaria) too! We have combined two easy and fun projects to get families involved in helping our wildlife populations:

  1. Create upcycled bird feeders, and
  2. Participate in a post-IrMaria bird count to help the birds, the environment and researchers.

Click here to find out how you can get involved!


- Contact Us -   new

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