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 (CMES) at the University of the Virgin Islands. VIMAS was established on the St. Thomas campus of UVI in 1984 and on St. Croix in 1990.
VIMAS engages educators, students, governmental/non-governmental entities, as well as the general public to raise awareness about various environmental concerns such as non-point source pollution, invasive species, climate change, and coral reef health. VIMAS also partners with the Caribbean Regional Association (CaRA) and the Caribbean Integrated Coastal Ocean Observing System (CariCOOS) which provides real-time data on coastal weather patterns.
|Coast Weeks||Beach cleanups||St. Croix, St. Thomas, and St. John||September 19th - October 31st 2015|
|Reef Fest||Community engagement and entertainment||St. Thomas||November 7th and 8th 2015|
|Environmental Learning Outside the Classroom (ELOC)||Outdoors field trips for students to learn about the environment||St. Thomas||Can be scheduled anytime|
|Coral Reef Discovery Week||A week-long summer camp where students learn about marine science||St. Thomas||July|
Take a look at marine life found at Brewers Bay and Perseverance Bay. Schedule your next VIMAS activity and be a part of the excitement!
|Howard Forbes Jr.||St. Thomas||Office: 340-693-1672
|Marcia Taylor||St. Croix||340-692-4046|
Center for Marine and Environmental Studies
Virgin Islands Marine Advisory Service
University of the Virgin Islands
#2 John Brewers Bay
St. Thomas 00802
Facebook: Center for marine and environmental studies