The Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences has been announced as the latest member of Arizona State University’s Global Futures Lab.
The partnership aims to increase understating of what is happening in our oceans and the effect of climate change on those processes. The Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences is one of the oldest institutions studying the ocean in the Western Hemisphere.
Understanding how the ocean responds to human-induced factors is key to planning and taking action to help save our oceans and marine ecosystems.
According to Arizona State University President Michael Crow:
“Our partnership with BIOS points to the growing awareness of the critical role ocean health plays in Earth’s ability to cope with rising CO2 levels and other human impacts. When you couple the science-based efforts at BIOS in the Atlantic to our Center for Global Discovery and Conservation Science efforts led by Greg Asner in the Pacific, a clearer picture of the overall ocean dynamics and health will begin to come into full view. We expect that this new partnership will be a huge benefit to all Earth scientists seeking a clearer and more concise view of the ‘state of the planet.’”
While BIOS CEO and President Bill Curry stated:
“For BIOS, the merger with ASU provides an excellent growth opportunity by providing a stable career pathway for our scientists, a large pool of excellent undergraduate and graduate students and talented engineers for developing the sensors and robotic systems needed to monitor the inevitable changes in the ocean during the coming decades. We couldn’t be more thrilled about this opportunity to join with ASU.”
You can check out a video of the BIOS and ASU collaboration below.