Summer Courses at the Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences (BIOS)

Summer Courses at BIOS: Training the Next Generation of Scientists

The Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences (BIOS) offers a suite of university-level summer courses, designed to immerse students in the study of marine science, with a program of coursework and research that is unique in marine science education. Founded in 1903, BIOS is a world-class ocean science research and education facility.

BIOS summer courses in marine science provide undergraduate and graduate students with the opportunity to expand their studies into subtropical environments and/or to investigate topics in ocean science, which are not offered within the curricula of their home institutions. BIOS has quick and easy access to a diverse array of subtropical marine habitats which, combined with lectures, discussions and integrated field work and laboratory exercises, provide an optimal environment for experiential learning.

See what courses we have planned for 2019!

Modern Observational Oceanography
June 30 – July 20
Instructors: Professor Nicholas Bates (BIOS & University of Southampton), Dr. Rod Johnson (BIOS) and Ruth Curry (WHOI & BIOS)

Coral Reef Ecology: Reef Response to Environmental Change
June 30 – July 20
Instructors: Dr. Samantha de Putron (BIOS), Dr. Raphael Ritson-Williams (California Academy of Sciences) and Dr. Gretchen Goodbody-Gringley (BIOS)

Marine Plankton Ecology
July 14 – August 3
Instructors: Dr. Amy Maas (BIOS) and Dr. Leocadio Blanco-Bercial (BIOS)
BIOS summer course scholarships are available to students of all nationalities, both undergraduates and graduates. Information on scholarships is available on our summer course webpage.

Students may obtain academic credit for these courses, pending exchange of information between BIOS and the student’s home institution.

Course details and the 2019 application instructions are now available on the webpage. The deadline to submit applications is April 15.

Late applications will be accepted only if the course is not full and considered on a first-come, first-served basis.