The Ocean Support Foundation was conceived in 2011 to conduct and support projects important to the future health and sustainability of our oceans and Bermuda's marine environment. It's vision is to To be an important contributor to protecting and improving the health and vitality of our oceans and Bermuda's marine ecosystem by:
- Implementing an aggressive lionfish management program
- Assisting Government with marine conservation projects
- Supporting and collaborating with other projects such as: Bermuda Invasive Lionfish Control Initiative (DPLUS001), The Black Grouper Spawning Ground Project, The Blue Halo Project, The Galapagos Shark Research Program, The Sargasso Sea Alliance, and The Bermuda Reef Ecosystem Assessment and Mapping Programme's (BREAM) Deep Coral Research
Chris Flook, BIOS small boats & dock supervisor, and Gretchen Goodbody-Gringley, BIOS coral reef scientist, both sit on the Board of Directors of the Ocean Support Foundation, and Goodbody-Gringley also serves as a rebreather deep diver on the Technical Diving Team.