Today [June 5] the Ministry of Home Affairs, the Waitt Institute, and Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences [BIOS], signed a Memorandum of Understanding [MOU] to form the Bermuda Ocean Prosperity Programme.
Minister visits Clearwater Middle School where students are building submersible vehicles to enter MARINE ROV Challenge hosted by BIOS.
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.
SOUTHAMPTON, Bermuda — Climate risks are directly connected to supply chain risks that should be identified and mitigated as extreme weather events continue to become more severe and intense and cause rising business interruption losses, experts say.
Dr. Mark Guishard shares take-home points from the33rd Conference on Hurricanes and Tropical Meteorology.
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.
The prize for most spirited community partners went to J.P. Skinner and his team from the Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences and Tom Herbert Evans from the America’s Cup Community Sailing Project.
The expo drew more than 50 vendors, ranging from boat dealers, government agencies and water sports groups to children's activities, the Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences, and children's sailing courtesy of the Endeavour Programme.
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.
Middle school event will be held April 30 at the National Sports Center
The focus will be: “Where have all the US landfalling hurricanes gone?”
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.
Students put their technical skills to the test yesterday as part of an island-wide competition to design the best underwater robot.
Six can’t-miss activities to add to your travel itinerary that will have you feeling more like a local....including a tour of BIOS
The Ministry of Education and Economic Development announce the winners of the Technology Innovation Awards [TechAwards].
Dr Mark Guishard, Program Manager of RPI2.0, is to join the panellists at a roundtable discussion about lessons learnt from last month’s storms.
Scientists and insurance industry experts will come together to discuss the issue of flood risk at a seminar hosted by BIOS and BII.
A diverse crowd of Bermudians and residents packed out the dock at BIOS on Saturday for the Groundswell Lionfish Tournament 2014.
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.”
As the fourth annual Groundswell Lionfish Tournament approaches, a research team has been busy forming a long-term management plan with a view to keeping numbers of the invasive species to a minimum.
The July 19 tournament will begin at sun-up and festivities will start at BIOS at 2.30pm and end at 10pm. The weigh-in of the day’s catch is at 3pm.
The Bermuda Insurance Institute (BII) and the Risk Prediction Initiative (RPI) at BIOS will be collaborating to provide a day and a half seminar focused on Catastrophe Risk.
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!
1000 local students from schools across the island visit the BIOS over a two week period to participate in the BIOS Explorer Program which provides teachers and students with hands-on experience in marine science.
The 77-year-old recently served as guest speaker at BIOS's 110th anniversary gala dinner and spoke to students at Berkeley and Saltus.
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.