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	Hurricane Gonzalo bears down on Bermuda. Source: NASA</p>

Hurricane Gonzalo bears down on Bermuda. Source: NASA

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	Hurricane Sandy storm surge on the coast of New Jersey. Source: NOAA</p>

Hurricane Sandy storm surge on the coast of New Jersey. Source: NOAA

As the dominant scientific organization on the island of Bermuda, BIOS utilizes its connections with the scientific community to bring valuable unbiased information to Bermuda-based decision-makers in both the governmental and corporate sectors.

With its robust insurance and reinsurance market, Bermuda has earned the title of “world’s risk capital.” To help inform this industry’s assessment of catastrophe risk, BIOS’s Risk Prediction Initiative (RPI) supports and promotes the research of world-class scientists from numerous academic organizations who are conducting research on natural hazards, and works to facilitate communication between the scientific and business communities.  RPI is also undertaking new research focused on hurricane risk specific to Bermuda, in addition to its traditional focus on global catastrophic risk.