The Perry Institute for Marine Science, Inc. (PIMS), a 501(c)(3) not for profit organization, is dedicated to improving and enhancing understanding of the wider Caribbean region’s marine environment. Based in Florida since 1970, our mission is conducting and supporting innovative research and education that advance stewardship of our oceans and coastal ecosystems.
PIMS operates advanced research and diving facilities on Lee Stocking Island, The Bahamas. Located in the Exuma Cays , LSI was selected as a long term research site and field station because of its proximity to the U.S. and wide range of marine habitats with minimal human impacts. The laboratory is one of the largest and most productive science field stations in the entire region.
Bridging the gap between research and education, PIMS strives to improve global understanding of the importance of scientific issues related to marine ecosystems and resources of the wider Caribbean region.