The Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences [BIOS] held its Gala Celebration on Friday [Nov 9] at the Fairmont Hamilton Princess hotel, with the occasion serving to formally welcome Bill Curry as President and Director to the community and to celebrate BIOS’s 110th anniversary.
The black-tie celebration, which both Premier Paula Cox and Opposition Leader Craig Cannonier attended, was hosted by Mr. Brian Duperreault, Chairman, and the Board of Trustees of BIOS.
Mr. Duperreault remarked that, “We’re simultaneously welcoming Bill Curry– an internationally-recognized scientist–as our new leader and celebrating 110 years of excellence in ocean science research and education. BIOS stands at an exciting new threshold and I’m gratified to see so many friends in Bermuda affirm their interest and support.”
The evening’s highlight was guest speaker, Dr. Sylvia Earle, a National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence and visionary leader in marine exploration. A longtime friend and supporter of BIOS, Dr. Earle commented on the history and importance of science-based local andregional conservation initiatives [including Bermuda Blue Halo and the Sargasso Sea Alliance] and her hopes for the future of ocean research and protection.
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