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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 on the external site:
|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 January 2017).
Looking to contact the Office of Research and Advisory Services? Email [[v|ORAS]] to get in touch.
ORAS staff information can be found here.
General Assembly Resources
The Virginia General Assembly is currently in session. For bills which might be of interest to VIMS or to see historical records of previous bills, please see our General Assembly page.