Based outside of Oracle, Arizona, the world-renowned Biosphere 2 today provided the SIMOC team with a letter of intent to collaborate in a live experiment for which SIMOC will work to duplicate the data collected in simulation, followed by collaboration with the Arizona Science Center for a live data stream.

“Biosphere 2 has its roots in off-world, human exploration–the initial experiments designed to study what is required to sustain human life when our species becomes interplanetary.

“SIMOC presents a timely new approach to [model] bioregeneration. We are keen to learn how to customize SIMOC’s agent-based model to mirror active and near-future experiments … We therefore welcome the opportunity to be the world’s first organization to … conduct model-to-data comparisons as well as introduce a unique, hands-on educational experience for our visitors.”

Joaquin Ruiz, Director Biosphere 2
Vice President, Innovation and Dean, College of Science
University of Arizona

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