"Welcome to the Virgin Islands Marine Advisory Service"

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. Our Focus Areas align with those of the National Sea Grant College Program and are met through the use of education/outreach and research practices. 


-OUR VIMAS TEAM-

Howard Forbes photo  Marcia Taylor photo
St. Thomas Campus  Albert A Sheen Campus

The Virgin Islands Marine Advisory Service (VIMAS) has offices both on the St. Thomas campus as well as the Albert A. Sheen St. Croix campus. The St. Thomas VIMAS office is headed by Howard Forbes Jr. while the St. Croix office is led by Marcia Taylor. With over 30 years of combined experience, our team works diligently to ensure the sustainability of our natural resources within the Virgin Islands.  


-USVI GLASS RECOVERY: COMMUNITY DROP OFFS-

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Due to the confusion of glass beverage bottle waste being received on April 24th at the former West Bay Supermarket, there will be NO drop-off for glass beverage bottle waste for the REMAINDER of April and May.
We kindly ask the public to please not leave any glass bottles at West Bay if no one from the team is outside the building with tents set up.
If you are unsure of whether we are accepting glass, you can check out our webpage (https://www.uvi.edu/.../virgin.../usvi_glass_recovery.aspx) which should provide information about the next community glass beverage drop-off date.

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- 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