Since October 1988, scientists have been sampling the deep ocean waters of the Sargasso Sea as part of the Bermuda Atlantic Time-series Study (BATS) project, with 2013 marking the program’s 25th year of continuous operation by BIOS.
Designed to bring mobile expertise and laboratory facilities to locations around the world, Atlantis consists of six modules that house scientific laboratories, facilities and research support tools. The mission of Atlantis is to add and build specific environmental and human health research capacity in remote island and coastal communities.
A team of researchers found that even marine viruses have a distinct biogeography, showing that Bermuda’s geographic isolation has resulted in a different community of cyanophages even in the fluidity of an oceanic environment.
Dispersants help clean up oil spills, but are they hazardous to marine life? BIOS Postdoctoral Researcher Dr. Gretchen Goodbody-Gringley explains how oil and chemical dispersant impact coral larvae in the wake of the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill.
Over 1000 students and teachers from 18 different primary schools around the island came to BIOS for the 2013 BIOS Explorer program. This year’s theme, “Expedition Sargasso,” focused on the biology, chemistry, and physics of the Sargasso Sea – the only sea in the world bounded by currents instead of land masses.
In a nod to the value of crowdsourcing as an effective forecasting method RPI2.0 announces round 2 of its seasonal forecast competition, in which participants can win $1250 by submitting forecasts by March 1.