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BIOS Hydrostation S Receives Funding Support

BIOS Hydrostation S Receives Funding Support

Hydrostation S — the world’s longest-running hydrographic time-series with a location offshore Bermuda — has received a commitment for another five years of support from the National Science Foundation [NSF]. The funding includes $900,000 for research and $3.1 million to support 120 days of research at sea on board the BIOS-operated research... Read more of this article

Partnership Enhances School’s Science Program

Partnership Enhances School’s Science Program

BIOS’s Ocean Academy Program has a new partner in delivering hands-on science education and learning opportunities to Bermuda’s students: The Chatmore Preparatory School. Angela Fubler, founder and director of the all-boys school, credits an early conversation she had with Mark Guishard, BIOS director of corporate and community relations, with laying... Read more of this article

BIOS Scientist To Work With Ocean Tech Project

BIOS Scientist To Work With Ocean Tech Project

A global marine research project designed to justify marine protected areas worldwide is set to launch in Bermuda next spring and will include the expertise of BIOS coral reef scientist Gretchen Goodbody-Gringley. The collaborative project, called Ocean Tech, will utilize the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution underwater robotic vehicle REMUS. This... Read more of this article

Photos & Video: BIOS ROV Regional Challenge

Photos & Video: BIOS ROV Regional Challenge

Up to twenty-eight teams from nine Bermudian schools and educational organizations converged on the National Sports Center in Devonshire this morning [April 30] for the 2016 MATE Bermuda Regional ROV Challenge. The program, sponsored by the Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences [BIOS], is part of the Mid Atlantic Robotics IN Education Program [MARINE],... Read more of this article

Bermuda Students Set For BIOS ROV Challenge

Bermuda Students Set For BIOS ROV Challenge

Twenty-eight teams from nine Bermudian schools and educational organizations will converge on the National Sports Center in Devonshire on Saturday, April 30 for the 2016 MATE Bermuda Regional ROV Challenge. The event begins at 9.00am and is free and open to the public; in the case of inclement weather, the event will be held on Sunday, May 1. The program,... Read more of this article

BIOS Utilizing Underwater Gliders For Research

BIOS Utilizing Underwater Gliders For Research

The Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences [BIOS] is utilizing a new technology as it uses autonomous underwater gliders, opening up “new ways to investigate the sea around us.” The institute’s gliders are being used for a variety of purposes, including being piloted directly into the paths of hurricanes for a rare look at what happens... Read more of this article

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