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BIOS To Test New Oceanographic Technology

BIOS To Test New Oceanographic Technology

Beginning tomorrow [Aug 22], the Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences [BIOS] research vessel Atlantic Explorer will be heading out to the Challenger and Bowditch seamounts on a 10-day cruise to test new oceanographic technologies. In an online post yesterday, BIOS said, “Beginning tomorrow, the BIOS research vessel Atlantic Explorer [AE] will be heading... Read more of this article

Video: Southampton Students Visit BIOS

Video: Southampton Students Visit BIOS

In June, Dr. Antony Jensen and the University of Southampton marine biology program visited the Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences [BIOS] as part of their annual 10-day trip abroad to Bermuda. The University recently shared a short video on social media capturing the students’ experiences living on a working research station and conducting fieldwork... Read more of this article

Video: BIOS Featured in PBS ‘Changing Seas’

Video: BIOS Featured in PBS ‘Changing Seas’

Scientists from the Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences [BIOS] recently featured in an episode titled ‘The Fate of Carbon’ as a part of the PBS series ‘Changing Seas.’ ‘The Fate of Carbon’ shows the BIOS scientists working on the Bermuda Atlantic-series Study [BATS], which has collected data on the physical, biological,... 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

Photos: 2011 BIOS Marine Science Day

Photos: 2011 BIOS Marine Science Day

Large crowds converged upon the Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences [BIOS] Ferry Reach campus as they held their annual Marine Science Day yesterday [Sept.24]. Activities were on offer for visitors of all ages; wacky science, a plankton tow on board the research vessel Stommel, puppet show, tours of the HSBC Atlantic Explorer as well as numerous scientific... Read more of this article

Bermuda Featured On NBC “Changing Planet”

Bermuda Featured On NBC “Changing Planet”

A five-person NBC Network crew from the United States visited Bermuda Institute of Ocean Science [BIOS] in December to report on ocean temperatures and film a cruise on the research vessel Atlantic Explorer. NBC reported that: “Famous for its luxurious golf courses and pink sand beaches, Bermuda is also home to one of the world’s leading... Read more of this article

Monitoring The Health Of Bermuda’s Reefs

Monitoring The Health Of Bermuda’s Reefs

For centuries Bermudians have placed a high environmental and cultural value on the island’s reef system — the northernmost coral formations in the Atlantic Ocean. Earlier this year a monetary value was placed on our protective reefs — calculating they provided $722 million annually in direct economic benefits through coastal... Read more of this article

Video: Marine Technician Explains BIOS Equipment

Video: Marine Technician Explains BIOS Equipment

During their Marine Science Day held on November 20, Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences [BIOS] marine technician Matt Wilkinson briefly explained what he called the “most important” piece of equipment as far as data collection aboard BIOS’s multimillion-dollar research ship the HSBC Atlantic Explorer.The machine is lowered into... Read more of this article

Videos: Wacky Science Rockets, Ooze & More

Videos: Wacky Science Rockets, Ooze & More

Kids of all ages watched as the scientists of the Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences [BIOS] brought science to life during their Marine Science Day held yesterday [Nov 20]. The ‘Wacky Science Demonstration’ was repeated at various intervals through the day, and lead by BIOS education officer JP Skinner. You can view photos of the ‘Wacky Science’... Read more of this article

Videos: Generating Biofuel From the Sargasso Sea

Videos: Generating Biofuel From the Sargasso Sea

During their Marine Science Day held today [Nov 20] Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences [BIOS] research technician Matt Bradfield explained research that BIOS is undertaking to generate alternative energy from marine algae from the Sargasso Sea.Calling it the “ultimate green fuel,” Mr Bradfield said that there are 1.3 million species of... Read more of this article