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BIOS: Underwater Robotics Innovation Test Pool

BIOS: Underwater Robotics Innovation Test Pool

This summer, there is a new addition to the Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences [BIOS]: a 20-foot [6 meter] x 4-foot [1.2 meter] above-ground pool, dubbed the Underwater Robotics Innovation Test Pool. The pool is serving as a testing facility this summer for underwater robots, also known as remotely operated vehicles [or ROVs], as part of BIOS’s Mid-Atlantic... Read more of this article

BIOS Receives Grant To Study Deep-Sea Life

BIOS Receives Grant To Study Deep-Sea Life

A two-year research project led by the Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences [BIOS] aimed at increasing understanding of highly migratory and mobile predatory fishes, including sharks, in Bermuda’s deep-sea waters was one of 31 projects chosen this month to receive funding through the Darwin Plus program. The program, also known as the Overseas Territories... Read more of this article

$450K For BIOS Fish Biodiversity Research

$450K For BIOS Fish Biodiversity Research

Marking World Environment Day, the U.K. Government has announced over £8 million for projects in Overseas Territories, including £316,829 [$449,249] for the Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences to “assess the mobile fish biodiversity for Bermuda’s deep seas.” In an online post, Government House said, “On World Environment Day 2021... Read more of this article

Virtual Classes: Science, Sound, Plants & More

Virtual Classes: Science, Sound, Plants & More

With schools closed to in-person learning due to the pandemic, the BIOS Ocean Academy education has been offering virtual classroom support to teachers and students. A spokesperson said, “In early April, when schools closed to in-person learning in Bermuda due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, the BIOS Ocean Academy education team began offering... Read more of this article

BIOS Internship Opportunities For Students

BIOS Internship Opportunities For Students

When the ongoing pandemic scuttled Maya Leighton’s plans this fall to attend a university overseas, she instead enrolled for a year at Bermuda College. There, a professor noted Ms Leighton’s commitment to marine sciences and suggested a unique opportunity. How about spending Saturdays at BIOS, learning about coral reefs, marine microplastics, plankton,... Read more of this article

BIOS Unveils Citizen Science Initiative

BIOS Unveils Citizen Science Initiative

In September, BIOS debuted a new citizen science program designed to encourage Bermuda’s residents and visitors to engage with the natural environment by collecting data from around the island. A spokesperson said, “By utilizing an array of online tools and apps, and working alongside BIOS educators, people have the opportunity to directly contribute... Read more of this article

Minors Selected To Attend Virtual Coding Camp

Minors Selected To Attend Virtual Coding Camp

CedarBridge Academy student Priel Minors was selected to participate in a weeklong “BioCoding at Home” course offered virtually by the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory’s DNA Learning Center. A spokesperson said, “Priel Minors, 16, a senior school student at CedarBridge Academy, was chosen by educators at the Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences... Read more of this article

Ocean Prosperity Programme Anniversary

Ocean Prosperity Programme Anniversary

Today [June 5] marks the one year anniversary of the Bermuda Ocean Prosperity Programme [BOPP], a partnership between the Government of Bermuda, the Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences [BIOS], and the Waitt Institute A spokesperson said, “This Friday marks the one year anniversary of the signing of a memorandum of understanding between the Government... Read more of this article

Oleander Project Ushers In New Era Of Research

Oleander Project Ushers In New Era Of Research

Despite the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, the container ship Oleander continues to work as a “ship of opportunity that acquires important ocean measurements during its weekly voyages between Bermuda and the United States.” A spokesperson said, “As Bermuda shuttered international travel and local business in response to the COVID-19 pandemic... Read more of this article

BIOS Microbiologist Helping With Covid-19

BIOS Microbiologist Helping With Covid-19

Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences [BIOS] microbiologist and doctoral candidate Rachel Parsons Biggs has been seconded to Helix Bermuda where she is one of the many people helping the island in the fight against Covid-19. A spokesperson said, “As COVID-19 reached the shores of Bermuda, the Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences [BIOS] answered the call... Read more of this article

RenaissanceRe Sponsor BIOS Programme

RenaissanceRe Sponsor BIOS Programme

BIOS has announced that RenaissanceRe will fund the the Mid-Atlantic Robotics IN Education [MARINE] program for the next two years. A spokesperson said, “Since 2015, the Mid-Atlantic Robotics IN Education program has been a core component of BIOS’s Ocean Academy, which offers a suite of hands-on education and research opportunities for students... Read more of this article

Photos: First Bermuda Climate Risk Forum Held

Photos: First Bermuda Climate Risk Forum Held

Michael Bloomberg joined Premier David Burt and climate champions from science, business and government at the first Bermuda Climate Risk Forum highlighting policy and pathways to a cleaner environment. Some 150 delegates turned out for yesterday’s inaugural event, presented by Bermuda Tourism Authority [BTA] in association with the Bermuda Institute... Read more of this article

Bermuda Climate Risk Forum On Wednesday

Bermuda Climate Risk Forum On Wednesday

Global experts on climate change including scientists and reinsurance industry leaders will join entrepreneur-philanthropist Michael Bloomberg and Bermuda Premier David Burt this Wednesday at the first Bermuda Climate Risk Forum. More than 120 delegates have already registered for the October 30 half-day event at Hamilton Princess & Beach Club,... Read more of this article