"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.  


-COASTWEEKS ANNUAL BEACH CLEANUPS-

The kick-off to our annual Coastweeks (International Coastal Cleanup) beach cleanups will be starting this year on September 18th and will continue through to the end of October (weather permitting). Cleanup supplies will be provided during these cleanups which also emphasize the collection of important data that helps to support legislative action to mitigate the impacts of plastic pollution and marine debris. Volunteers are encouraged to register using the "VOLUNTEER" button below. 


- 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