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Ideally situated in the United States Virgin Islands, the Center for Marine & Environmental Studies (CMES) was established in 1999 with the mission to offer students and researchers a dynamic atmosphere to study tropical marine and environmental issues and increase awareness about marine topics in the VI. Located within the University of the Virgin Islands, CMES is a research and outreach arm of UVI's Marine Science Program.

- CMES Recovery After Hurricane Irma - 

CMES after Irma

On September 6, 2017, Hurricane Irma swept through the northern US Virgin Islands as a category 5 storm, with sustained winds greater than 170mph.  Damage to St. Thomas and St. John has been extensive. UVI's Center for Marine and Environmental Studies (CMES) suffered near complete loss of the upper half of our facilities, including offices, classrooms, and numerous computers and data management equipment. Current photos and ongoing progress can be found by clicking here. Interested persons who would like to donate to help with the recovery of CMES can click here; UVI is a 501c3 institution and donations made are tax deductible. Once on the page, click on "Designation" to open a drop down menu and select CMES Hurricane Recovery. This campaign seeks to raise funds in support of the recovery of our research capacity at UVI's CMES. Monies will be spent replacing uninsured lost equipment, and repairing and rebuilding our facilities.

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- Contact Us -

Phone: St. Thomas (340) 693-1381               Fax: (340) 693-1385
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Center for Marine and Environmental Studies
University of the Virgin Islands
#2 John Brewers Bay
St. Thomas, USVI 00802