The oceans help buffer the Earth from climate change by absorbing carbon dioxide and heat at the surface and transporting it to the deep ocean. New research indicates the North Atlantic Subtropical Mode Water, an upper ocean water mass, is shrinking in a changing climate and becoming a less efficient sink for heat and carbon dioxide.
A new report, written to the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra), outlines a framework for a national ocean acidification monitoring strategy for the United Kingdom. The report was submitted by the Defra Science Advisory Council Ocean Acidification sub group, of which BIOS scientist Nicolas Bates is a member.
Keep an eye out for this episode of CHANGING SEAS on a public broadcast network in your community, which features the Bermuda Atlantic Time-series Study (BATS) at BIOS.
Oleander Workshop II: 25 Years of Operations; Narragansett, Rhode Island, 26–27 October 2016
National Science Foundation commits $4 million for iconic research program, now operating in sixth decade
BIOS brings together innovative technology and collaboration to address fundamental ocean ecosystem questions
Five years of data collected on reefs and offshore in Bermuda shows that coral reef chemistry – and perhaps the future success of corals – is tied not only to the human carbon emissions causing systematic ocean acidification, but also to seasonal and decadal cycles in the open waters of the Atlantic, and the balance of biochemical processes in the coral reef community.
Grants will sustain critical Gulf Stream measurements and revitalize the hurricane-ravaged Tudor Hill atmospheric observatory
“Jack” and “Minnie” will be in Bermudian waters by the end of summer
ASLO honors Craig Carlson with the 2015 G. Evelyn Hutchinson Award
New maps, based in part on long-term data from BIOS, show how changing seasons and geography impact acidification patterns and highlight where marine organisms may face the biggest challenges as carbon dioxide emissions continue to impact ocean chemistry.
An oceanographer is deploying an undersea glider to take measurements during the Category 3 storm, which is expected to hit Bermuda. Hopefully, the rare underwater perspective will yield insights that can be used to develop forecasting models.
An underwater glider will examine the impact of hurricanes on our ocean.
While most items are being tied down in Bermuda this week as Hurricane Gonzalo takes aim at the island, a yellow undersea glider named “Anna” will swim straight into the storm.
Dalhousie University and BIOS, both global leaders in marine science education and research, are launching a joint initiative that provides a new experiential learning program for students in oceanography.
BIOS adds to research fleet capabilities with new glider
BIOS scientist Rachel Parsons (Oceanic Microbial Observatory Lab Manager) is lead author on a study that looked at the microbial communities within Devil's Hole, Bermuda. Read more to learn how Devil's Hole acts as a natural laboratory for research related to climate change.
Hazardous waste from the Hamilton Seabright sewage pipeline has been contaminating the waters off South Shore beaches, according to a 2013 water-quality study — but only during rare, sustained weather patterns.
In a unique collaboration researchers from around the globe have studied data from seven time-series and found that despite the varying geographic locations, each of the time-series sites exhibited similar changes in ocean chemistry due to anthropogenic CO2, confirming what many scientists have believed for years: ocean acidification is indeed changing ocean chemistry.
Research shows that reefs are able to counteract the trend toward acidity through their own biochemistry, but at a cost.
Dr. Kristen Buck, undertakes an investigation into the sources of copper-binding ligands in the surface waters of the Antarctic Peninsula.
Does putting a price tag on the world's ecosystems help efforts to mitigate global warming?
NSF just announced continued support for the Bermuda Atlantic Time-series Study (BATS) research program at BIOS.
RUSALCA studies the ocean carbon cycle and impacts of acidification on the Arctic Ocean.