Office of Research and Advisory Services

 ORAS intranet page

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: 
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 January 2017).
Contact ORAS

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

ORAS staff information can be found here.

Internal Resources:  
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.