Over the past 16 years, RPI has formed an extensive network of world-renowned climate scientists who have used their expertise in areas such as climate change, ocean currents, and ocean-atmosphere interactions to more accurately estimate the frequency and intensity of natural catastrophes. Combined with more than a decade of experience regarding the needs of the (re)insurance industry, RPI stands as one of the major players in science-based risk prediction for the (re)insurance industry.
With more than 4,000 scientists, managers and educators from around the globe in attendance, 11 BIOS scientists participated in the 2012 Ocean Sciences meeting in Salt Lake City, Utah as either the leads or co-authors of 10 talks and 13 posters.
For the past two decades, BIOS scientists have stood behind the idea that mesoscale eddies are a driving force in coastal and open ocean processes, including biogeochemical cycling and the global carbon cycle. As research technologies improved over this time period it became apparent that, not only were they correct, but that eddies are far more important to ocean and climate systems than previously imagined.
Pink sand. It makes Bermuda’s beaches some of the most beautiful and picturesque in the world…but what makes it pink?
Follow Doug Bell, Research Technician, Phytoplankton Ecology Lab and colleagues from the University of South Carolina, Dauphin Island Sea Lab and Arizona State University, on a 10 – day research cruise aboard the R/V Atlantic Explorer.
ScienceDaily (Feb. 9, 2012) — As oceans warm due to climate change, water layers will mix less and affect the microbes and plankton that pump carbon out of the atmosphere -- but researchers say it's still unclear whether these processes will further increase global warming or decrease it.