The Office of Research & Advisory Services

About our Office

The Office of Research and Advisory Services (ORAS) is the central administrative office charged with oversight of the Virginia Institute of Marine Science's (VIMS) research and advisory missions. Since its inception in 1940, VIMS has provided advice related to marine and coastal resources to the Commonwealth of Virginia underpinned by state-of-the-art science completed by faculty, scientific staff and graduate students.

Read more about ORAS' divisions: 
DaVIMSi_thumb Partners in Natural Resources Management identifies all of the sections of Virginia legislation in which VIMS is named in relation to our advisory mandate (updated May 2022).
Contact ORAS

Looking to contact the Office of Research and Advisory Services? Email [[v|ORAS]] to get in touch.