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NASA Field Expedition To Study Coral Reefs

NASA Field Expedition To Study Coral Reefs

A new three-year NASA field expedition gets underway this year to survey more of the world’s coral reefs, with Dr Eric Hochberg from the Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences set to be involved in the study. NASA said, “Coral reefs, sometimes called the rainforests of the sea, are home to a quarter of all ocean fish species. They protect shorelines... Read more of this article

$6M Grant Catalyzes Study Of Ocean Microbes

$6M Grant Catalyzes Study Of Ocean Microbes

An anonymous donor has awarded the Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences [BIOS] $6 million to support collaborative research on the distinctive microbial communities of the Sargasso Sea over the next five years. A spokesperson said, “The research will leverage ocean measurements and ongoing research at the Bermuda Atlantic Time-series Study [BATS]... Read more of this article

BIOS Report On Local Hurricane Preparedness

BIOS Report On Local Hurricane Preparedness

Coinciding with the end of the 2015 hurricane season, BIOS Bermuda Risk project has released its postmortem report on Hurricane Joaquin, authored by Dr. John Wardman and Dr Mark Guishard of the Risk Prediction Initiative at BIOS. BIOS said, “One aspect of the report focusses on the meteorology of the storm and its interaction with the ocean. “A... Read more of this article

New Study Links Local Coral Reef Chemistry

New Study Links Local Coral Reef Chemistry

Five years of data collected on reefs and offshore in Bermuda shows that coral reef chemistry – and perhaps the future success of corals – is tied not only to the human carbon emissions causing systematic ocean acidification, but also to seasonal and decadal cycles in the open waters of the Atlantic, and the balance of biochemical processes in the... Read more of this article

Hurricane Risk Research To Focus On Bermuda

Hurricane Risk Research To Focus On Bermuda

The Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences’ Risk Prediction Initiative [RPI] is undertaking new research focused on hurricane risk specific to Bermuda, in addition to its traditional focus on global catastrophic risk. RPI Member companies and local sponsors have agreed to fund a project to reconstruct a pre-historical record of hurricanes in Bermuda,... Read more of this article

Registration Opens For 2016 Robotics Challenge

Registration Opens For 2016 Robotics Challenge

Registration opened October 1 for middle school team participation in the popular Remotely Operated Vehicle [ROV] Challenge, sponsored by the Mid Atlantic Robotics IN Education [MARINE] programme. This year’s programme, hosted by the Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences [BIOS] with lead donor support from HSBC, will become a regional partner with the... Read more of this article

Grants Expand Climate Observations At BIOS

Grants Expand Climate Observations At BIOS

New grants from the National Science Foundation will extend and improve two long-term climate observation programs led by BIOS scientists. For the next five years, a grant awarded to BIOS scientist Ruth Curry will support continued data collection aboard the container vessel Oleander, and transfer leadership of the long-term monitoring program to her. As... Read more of this article

Two New Underwater Gliders Arrive At BIOS

Two New Underwater Gliders Arrive At BIOS

Two new underwater gliders arrived at Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences [BIOS] this week and are expected to be gathering data in the waters around Bermuda by the end of the summer. The gliders, each resembling a 6-foot-long airplane, operate on battery power at sea with direction from land-based researchers while carrying a payload of sensors that... Read more of this article

$1.2 Million Energy Make-Over For BIOS Centre

$1.2 Million Energy Make-Over For BIOS Centre

A leading ocean research centre is to get an energy make-over that will save it $100,000 a year in costs – helping it to further invest in research and other projects. The Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences has signed a 15-year performance contract with Air Care to overhaul its air conditioning and lighting systems. “Due to scheduling requirements... Read more of this article

Photos/Video: School Underwater Robot Contest

Photos/Video: School Underwater Robot Contest

[Updated] Some of the island’s brightest young minds showcased their technical skills yesterday [Mar 8], taking their self-built underwater robots to compete in a series of manoeuvrability and speed challenges at the National Sports Centre pool in Devonshire. This was the culminating event of the Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences MARINE [Mid... Read more of this article

BIOS Training Opportunity For Oceanographers

BIOS Training Opportunity For Oceanographers

For aspiring oceanographers, few experiences offer more opportunities for practical, hands-on training than working at sea aboard a research vessel. This “shipboard experience” gives early-career ocean scientists valuable insight into the logistics required to plan and execute a successful research cruise, as well as the realities of conducting... Read more of this article

Dalhousie-BIOS Fund Nearly At $1 Million Goal

Dalhousie-BIOS Fund Nearly At $1 Million Goal

The Degroote Bermudian Alumni Dalhousie/BIOS Fund is 90 per cent of the way to its $1-million goal. With the generous support of alumni and friends in Canada and Bermuda nearly $900,000 has been raised for student internships and faculty exchanges. “Welcoming Dalhousie students to the institute for international research and experiential learning... Read more of this article

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