Time for action on ocean risk

The world’s first Ocean Risk Summit held in Bermuda recently drew leaders from across political, economic, environmental and risk sectors to identify the potential exposures to ocean-related risk and tackle its broad-ranging consequences.

Scientists are telling us that the ocean is being transformed faster than anything our planet has experienced in 65 million years and, as such, the results could be transformational from multiple perspectives, including a broad new category of risk.

A new report titled Ocean Risk and the Insurance Industry, written by Falk Niehörster with the support of XL Catlin, was released on the opening day of the summit.

The report leaves no doubt about the urgent need for the insurance industry to equip itself for the severe and far-reaching impacts of ocean change — more intense storms, sea-level rise, loss of fish stocks, and ocean-borne viruses — and stresses that our industry has an opportunity to play a vital role by identifying risk-transfer solutions and mitigation strategies to avoid worst-case scenarios.

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Teams To Gather For Robotics Challenge

28t teams from 10 Bermuda schools and educational organizations, including two new teams from Bermuda College, will converge on the National Sports Centre on March 25 for the 2018 Marine Advanced Technology in Education [MATE] Bermuda Regional Remotely Operated Vehicle [ROV] Challenge.

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Media Invited Behind the Scenes of NASA Coral Reef Study in Hawaii

NASA's new Coral Reef Airborne Laboratory (CORAL), a three-year field study of Earth’s valuable coral reef ecosystems, is mounting an operations readiness test in Kane‘ohe Bay, Oahu, Hawaii, in early June. Media are invited to meet the scientists, learn about the mission and see CORAL research equipment on June 9, from noon to 4 p.m. HST at the Hawaii Institute of Marine Biology (HIMB) on Moku o Loʻe (Coconut) Island in Kane‘ohe Bay.

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Photos: Groundswell Lionfish Tournament

The 2014 Groundswell Lionfish Tournament was held today [July 19] with the weigh-in taking place at BIOS at 3pm, after members of the public were invited to help eradicate the invasive pest by joining in by “Eating ‘Em to Beat ‘Em.”

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Marine Science Day SPRING 2015

Our annual open house, Marine Science Day, which usually occurs in September, has been postponed to Spring 2015! Check back soon for the time and date of the event, as well as news about exciting new changes!

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BIOS Appoints President and Director

After a six-month international search, the Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences is pleased to announce that Dr. William Curry has been selected as its new President and Director. It is anticipated that Dr. Curry will take up his role on or before September 1, 2012, subject to Bermuda Immigration Department approval.

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