St. Thomas and St. John


Welcome to the Virgin Islands Marine Advisory Service

Thanks for visiting our page! Below, you can learn about our current projects protect our natural resources.
Every piece of trash counts, no matter how big or small. Volunteer today and help keep our coastlines clean!



Volunteers at a Coastweeks cleanup
Join us for our annual Coastweeks cleanups to help remove and document trash from our coastlines.
Glass crushing
Our team crushes glass beverage bottles back into sand and glass cullets which we can use for a myriad of applications to include filling and distributing sandbags.
Mangrove Restoration Project
Join us to help replant mangroves across the USVI in an effort to bolster shoreline protection as well as provide suitable habitat for marine and terrestrial animals.
Student snorkeling
A 4-week marine science summer enrichment program for Virgin Islands youth in grades 7-12.
Student learning to navigate while swimming
A 1-week marine science summer program for youth that focuses on water safety, swimming/snorkeling, and animal identification.
Students looking through algae
Educators can schedule tours for their students to tour UVI's Marine Science Center and explore unique habitats such as shorelines, coral reefs, and mangrove forests.
Students testing water quality
Students can learn the importance of 1) Water Conservation, 2) Water Quality Testing, and 3) Water Filtration through this program; educators can receive professional development training as well.
Student scuba diving
Learn about various Citizen Science initiatives across the USVI that you can get involved with.
Students marching
Hosted annually in April, Reef Fest engages the public to engage with various organizations / businesses to learn about on-going marine science research, ways to get involved to preserve our natural resources, or even win cool prizes!

Contact Us!

Our team is happy to assist you.
Office Phone: (340) 693-1672 
E-mail: St. Thomas (
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Virgin Islands Marine Advisory Service
Center for Marine and Environmental Studies 
University of the Virgin Islands                                            
#2 John Brewers Bay                                
St. Thomas, USVI 00802