CO-CREATION OF SCIENCE OBJECTIVES & OUTCOMES:
- In-country meetings to understand national priorities and define the scientific, engagement and knowledge exchange goals of the joint Expedition.
- Planning workshops in-country with Bermudian stakeholders to create the joint science research framework, determine priority research locations, primary scientific questions and roles and responsibilities.
JOINT RESEARCH AND SKILLS EXCHANGE
- Field Research: 14 July - 15th August 2016.
- 6 Science Grants
- 13 different research tools deployed, 400+submarine hours underwater,
- Pioneered new scientific adaptations for submersibles and divers including water sampling and stereo-video systems.
- Scientists from a dozen different research institutes participate.
- Taxonomic Acceleration Workshop (Bermuda): November 2016
JOINT ANALYSIS, PUBLICATION & ENGAGEMENT
- Data Analysis of 40,000 specimens and samples, 240 video transects and 92miles of geophysical data.
- Global media and education engagement working hand-in-hand with the Bermuda Government Department of the Environment & Natural Resources, Department of Education, Bermuda Aquarium, Museum & Zoo, Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences (BIOS), Bermuda Tourism Board, Bermuda Underwater Exploration Institute (BUEI), CITV (Bermuda National Broadcaster), Bermuda Royal Gazette and schools across Bermuda.
- Publication (2016-2019) working with Bermuda Natural History Museum, BIOS and other international collaborating institutions. 17 publications in 24 months. See publications
- Presentation of Results to Bermudian public @ Bermuda Underwater Exploration Institute (BUEI) - May 2018
- Presentations of data to Government of Bermuda: May 2018
- Papers available open access from 2017
- Global launch of UNESCO’s ‘World Heritage in the High Seas’ from the Mission in Bermuda.
- With partners XL-Catlin, help create the Ocean Risk Summit, May 2018 in Bermuda.
- Launch of Submarine STEM educational programme with resources distributed freely to all schools in Bermuda.