• The Sustainable Development and CSB teams posing in front of the Reflection Pool at Angkor Wat
    Cambodia The Sustainable Development and CSB teams posing in front of the Reflection Pool at Angkor Wat
  • Charlie Baldwin, Connor Luther, Eleni O'flarity,  Kevin Hoogenboom, Amberlyn Alualu, Emma Fried, and Melanie Grinnel at our favorite taco stand!
    Nicaragua Charlie Baldwin, Connor Luther, Eleni O'flarity, Kevin Hoogenboom, Amberlyn Alualu, Emma Fried, and Melanie Grinnel at our favorite taco stand!
  • Fracking Well Pad
    Pennsylvania Fracking Fracking Well Pad
  • The people in the rural village do not own cars so they must use other means of transportation and find alternative yet efficient ways of carrying heavy items along the dirt road and in the hot sun.
    Nicaragua The people in the rural village do not own cars so they must use other means of transportation and find alternative yet efficient ways of carrying heavy items along the dirt road and in the hot sun.

Wave Energy Project: Bermuda

Wave Energy Project: Bermuda
Summary: 

Last summer, the Lehigh team is partnered with the Bermuda Institute of Oceanic Studies (BIOS), a non-profit marine science and education institute whose mission statement is to “transform the fields of oceanography, marine science, and ocean health through a blend of cutting edge research, comprehensive educational experiences and a commitment to share our knowledge internationally.”

BIOS has been around since 1903 serving the northeast Atlantic with useful data about the ocean level, temperature, acidification and looking into how the changes in the ocean levels are effecting the organisms. A current project at BIOS that may affect human health is a potential cure for cancer. Sea urchins are the longest living species on the planet. Their average lifespan is around 200 years. Researchers are using sea urchins as model organisms to identify pathways involved in cellular resistance to cancer (which can then help target the development of anti-cancer treatments in humans), as well as mechanisms that maintain a youthful state in sea urchins.

Our BIOS partnership centers around a CyberSEES National Science Foundation grant that is focused on seeing the potential of wave energy come to fruition through technological advancements and innovation. The education component of this grant is what we have chosen to develop in Bermuda through a weeklong Lehigh-led scholar program.

Eccosolutions is a solution based company that has the knowledge and capabilities to provide a full range of community scale and utility scale renewable energy systems that generate safe, clean energy from water, wind, and solar. Eccosolutions is committed to serving our planet with renewable energy sources. 

Partner(s): 
BIOS & Eccosolutions
Travel Dates: 
6/14/2015 - 6/20/2015
Year: 
2015
Location: 
Bermuda
Country: 
Project Status: 
Flier: 
Wave Energy Project: Bermuda
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