Tag: Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences

BIOS Study Helps Confirm Ocean Acidification

BIOS Study Helps Confirm Ocean Acidification

Sustained ocean observations provide the foundation for much of what we understand about the ocean. Collected over the years, and sometimes decades, these observations give scientists insight into global cycles, seasonal trends, and long-term changes in the physics and chemistry of the ocean. In a groundbreaking study published in a special issue of... Read more of this article

Photos: St. George’s Prep Students Visit BIOS

Photos: St. George’s Prep Students Visit BIOS

The children of St. George’s Preparatory School paid a visit to the Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences [BIOS] this week in order to learn about “The Secret Life of Fish,” thanks to an initiative sponsored by HSBC.Over the last five years, BIOS has welcomed thousands of primary students through its doors to participate in the Explorer... Read more of this article

HSBC Donate To BIOS Ocean Academy Program

HSBC Donate To BIOS Ocean Academy Program

Over the last five years, the Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences [BIOS] has welcomed thousands of primary students through its doors to participate in the Explorer Program. Part of BIOS’s yearlong Ocean Academy, the program offers students and teachers an opportunity to learn about local issues through a variety of hands-on lessons and activities. A... Read more of this article

Teachers Explore Secret Lives Of Fish At BIOS

Teachers Explore Secret Lives Of Fish At BIOS

For two days this week, Bermuda’s teachers got an insider’s glimpse into the secret lives of fish at the annual Bermuda Union of Teachers professional development days at BIOS. A total of 57 teachers from primary, middle, and secondary schools around the island spent a full day learning about the ecology of fish, marine ecosystems, and the technology... Read more of this article

U.S. NSF Continues Support For BATS Research

U.S. NSF Continues Support For BATS Research

Amid growing concern regarding the current federal funding climate for ocean science research, the National Science Foundation [NSF] announced continued support for the Bermuda Atlantic Time-Series Study [BATS] research program at BIOS. According to Dr. Nicholas Bates, Senior Scientist and Associate Director of Research at BIOS and Principal Investigator... Read more of this article

BIOS Hires Dr Kevin Mayall As MSP Coordinator

BIOS Hires Dr Kevin Mayall As MSP Coordinator

Beginning this month, Bermuda has a new asset in its efforts to maximize the collective value of Bermuda’s ocean uses: Dr. Kevin Mayall, the island’s first Nearshore Marine Spatial Planning [MSP] Coordinator. The development of a comprehensive nearshore zoning plan for the Bermuda Platform is a proactive approach to managing coastal ecosystems that... Read more of this article

Hurricane Landfall Forecasting Competition

Hurricane Landfall Forecasting Competition

RPI2.0 this week announced the third round of its Seasonal US Hurricane Landfall Forecasting competition, citing the potential predictive skill of ‘crowd-intelligence’, with the winning forecast in each of the four rounds receiving a $1250 award. Dr. Mark Guishard [pictured] Science Program Manager at the Risk Prediction Initiative [RPI2.0] said,... Read more of this article

Project Studying Nutrition Of Pregnant Women

Project Studying Nutrition Of Pregnant Women

Between April 1, 2011 and April 1, 2012, a total of 622 babies were born at King Edward VII Memorial Hospital. Laval University’s Atlantis Mobile Laboratories — stationed at the Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences [BIOS] and supported by a grant from the Lepercq Foundation — is facilitating a National Maternal Nutrition Survey to assess... Read more of this article

Dr. Mark Guishard Joins Risk Prediction Initiative

Dr. Mark Guishard Joins Risk Prediction Initiative

Adding to its already-distinguished staff, the Risk Prediction Initiative [RPI2.0] recently welcomed Dr. Mark Guishard as its new Science Program Manager. RPI2.0— part of the Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences [BIOS] —works to create effective and efficient dialogue between scientists and re/insurers involved in catastrophic risk by funding and... Read more of this article

BIOS Lecture: Shedding Light On Coral Reefs

BIOS Lecture: Shedding Light On Coral Reefs

The Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences [BIOS] will be hosting a lecture by Dr. Eric Hochberg at the BIOS Campus in Ferry Reach at 6.30pm on Thursday March 14th. The lecture is titled ‘Shedding Light on Coral Reefs’, and the descripton from BIOS says, “Coral reefs are very important coastal ecosystems throughout the world’s tropical... Read more of this article