Ms. Alexi Bosech Meltel joined the Palau International Coral Reef Center’s (PICRC) 2016 Summer Internship Program, Building Science and Environmental Capacity in Palau’s Youth. This program was made possible by the Government of Palau’s 2016 Year of the Youth Small Grant Scheme, which is supported by a Grant from the Government of India. [restrict]
Ms. Meltel graduated from Palau Mission Academy in 2012, and went on to attend Palau Community College (PCC) for a year as a liberal arts major. She then transferred to Kapi‘olani Community College in Honolulu, Hawai‘i for another year in liberal arts. In 2014, she transferred to the University of Hawai‘i at Manoa, where she is currently majoring in marine biology.
While pursuing her bachelor’s degree, Ms. Meltel has been fortunate enough to have done several internships. In the summer and fall of 2014, she was accepted into the Undergraduate Research and Mentoring (URM) program where she interned at Kewalo Marine Laboratory. Her project focused on the thermal tolerance of sea urchin larvae. In the summer of 2015, she participated in the Native American and Pacific Islander Research Experience (NAPIRE) where she did research on glass wing butterflies in Costa Rica.
Ms. Meltel hopes to learn more about Palau’s marine environment and how it’s being affected by different man made and environmental factors. She also hopes to learn the basics of conducting research projects: from field work and data collection, to presenting the final results to local communities. She is currently working on a Seagrass Monitoring project with PICRC researchers where she is helping collect, input, and analyze data. In addition, she had recently become an advanced open water PADI SCUBA diver, a training made possible through the efforts of the Office of the President and Sam’s Tours. [/restrict]
ICB Bank and Pangea Foundation to cooperate on a password-based financial services business June 14, 2019 - Palau ICB Bank will launch new financial services based on the Pangea Foundation and cryptography promote business. ICB Bank on Thursday, the cryptographic currency foundation Pangea (PAN) and block chain-based cryptography and signed business agreement to promote the financial services business. ICB Bank uses the Pangea Foundation's password currency 'Pangea' to combine financial services. We plan to jointly promote various Pin Tech businesses. In particular, ICB Bank is working with Pangea Foundation. ICB Bank promote issuance of visa cards and master cards based on cryptography. The company is releasing debit cards that can be settled as collateral. If a Visa or Master Card is actually issued, payment will be made in everyday life anywhere in the world. It is becomes possible, consumers can use the Visa/Master Card on-line merchant's Bitcoin, Ethereum. The bank, a financial institution works with the Cryptographic Fund to provide financial services that can be applied in everyday life. The roll out is expected to be the first in the block chain pin tech industry. An official from the Pangea Foundation said, "Working with the bank, in the future, global credit card companies and we will expand services to Eurpoe, Latin America and other countries in connection with possible banks." he said. On the other hand, Cryptography Pangea (PAN) is an ERC20-based token used for remittance and payment. Adds a centralize authentication agreement to decentralized lenders technology for faster transaction rates. Billing platform at the same time. Currently, Indonesia, Vietnam, Uzbekistan, Europe, etc. and the Cryptographic Exchange of eight countries in Southeast Asia and Latin America.