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Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences (BIOS)

Program areas | Form 990s | Financials | Vendors | Personnel | Peers

BIOS is a biological research center based in Bermuda that was founded in 1926. As of 2019 they had $12 million in revenue and $38 million in assets.

To transform the fields of oceanography, marine science, and ocean health through a blend of cutting edge research, comprehensive educational experiences and a commitment to share our knowledge internationally.

17 Biological Station
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Program areas at BIOS

Scientific research: research conducted at bios is relevant to the waters surrounding bermuda, as well as the global earth system, and is multidisciplinary, spanning the biological, chemical, geological, and physical sciences. The major accomplishments of the largest project at bios, the bermuda atlantic time-series study, includes: provision of climate-change relevant understanding of ocean health and function; publication of more than thirty scientific papers each year; support of more than fifty national and international scientific collaborators; and access of scientific data to several thousand researchers each year. In support of this effort, bios's ship operations contribute to multidisciplinary multi-institutional scientific research with numerous expeditions each year totaling 150-200 days at sea.

Education: from hands-on programs for bermuda grade-school students to graduate research internships in oceanography, bios conducts a variety of education programs each year that prepare the next generation for the scientific and technical challenges of the future. Bios's year-long on-island education program provides training and resources to bermuda's grade-school teachers and offers hands-on learning experiences to approximately 1,000 students each year. University students from the u.s., uk, canada, and other countries around the world take part in bios courses, research internships, and other educational offerings that enhance students' in-classroom education with specialized instruction and practical scientific research experience in both the lab abd in the field. Each year, more than 300 undergraduate and graduate students benefit from bios' university education programs.

Form 990s for BIOS

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2018-12Jan 14, 2020990View PDF
2017-12Mar 15, 2019990View PDF
2016-12Jan 18, 2018990View PDF
2015-12Feb 24, 2017990View PDF
2014-12Jan 21, 2016990View PDF
...and five more Form 990 PDFs

Financials for BIOS

Total grants, contributions, etc.$10,300,884
Program services$1,728,140
Investment income and dividends$279,445
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$0
Net rental income$36,268
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$55,064
Net income from fundraising events$0
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$3,907
Miscellaneous revenues$0
Total revenues$12,403,708

Vendors for BIOS

VendorServicesAmount paidDate
Microsoft ServicesSoftware2020-04-23
███ ████████ ██████ ███Tax accounting; Audit accounting2019-05-20
████████ ███████ ██████████████Ship Management Services$251,7812017-12-01
███████ █████████ ███Repairs Dry Dock Expense$2,002,0872017-12-01
██████ ███████ ███RV Main Engine$211,6682017-12-01
████████ ██████ ███Tax accounting2014-11-20

Personnel at BIOS

NameTitleCompensationMost recent data
William B. Curry, PhDPresident and Chief Executive Officer$335,996Jan. 4, 2018
Nicholas R. BatesSenior Scientist and Director of Research$222,402Aug. 9, 2019
███████ █████Director of Ocean Academy-Aug. 9, 2019
████ ███████Housing Manager-Aug. 9, 2019
████████ ███████Controller$162,750May 22, 2019
███ ██ ███████ ████████Chair$0Aug. 9, 2019
█████ ███ ███████ ███Vice Chair$0Oct. 25, 2017
███████ ██████Chief Finanical and Operations Offic$207,758Dec. 31, 2016
███████ █ █ ██████Secretary$87,318Dec. 31, 2016
███████ ███████Treasurer and Controller$29,575Dec. 31, 2014
...and four more key personnel

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