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.


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Department / Program 

Contact / Lead


Phone Number 

MacLean Marine Science
Center - CMES
Dr. Paul Jobsis 340-693-1381
Institute for Geocomputational
Analysis and Statistics
Environmental Anaylsis Lab 
Virgin Islands Environmental
Resource Station (VIERS)
Tricia Hopkins N/A 340-776-6741
Virgin Islands Marine Advisory Service  Howard Forbes Jr. (St. Thomas)
Marcia Taylor (St. Croix) 

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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