Why choose BIOS?

  • BIOS has excellent resources for data collection in a variety of marine environments–seashore, patch reefs and open sea.
  • Students have the opportunity to carry out research on a variety of well-equipped research vessels, principally the Stommel, and the 168ft Atlantic Explorer – one of the finest research vessels in the US Scientific and UNOLS Fleet – is available for tours.
  • BIOS has a range of teaching rooms, lecture halls and laboratories of different sizes. Visit the facilities page for more information.
  • The Institute has state-of-the-art scientific equipment – wet lab, sea tables and laboratories – for students to get an introduction to the practical side of research.
  • Students are taught by leading scientists from across the globe, as well as by notable graduate interns who have also benefited from the educational programs at BIOS.
  • The Institute is located on the water's edge in 15 acres of well-kept tropical parkland.
  • BIOS is situated near the historic town of St. George’s on the eastern end of Bermuda, which is within convenient distance of the airport.
  • Living arrangements at BIOS are comfortable and reasonably priced. Three hearty meals are provided daily, as well as packed lunches for weekends and when students are out on field visits. Accommodations can be made for different dietary needs.
  • BIOS bus is available for student transport around the island and for scientific excursions.
  • BIOS has a full time Dive Safety Officer and is a member of the American Academy of Underwater Sciences (AAUS).