On Tuesday April 10, the first activity “ExploSub: Science and Technology for Submarine Exploration” took place at the Marine Biology Station of the Department of Oceanography at the University of Concepción. In September 2017, the Millennium Institute of Oceanography (IMO) won competitive funding in the 21st National Contest for Projects for the Appreciation and Dissemination of Science held by the Explora project of the National Commission for Scientific and Technological Research (CONICYT), which made it possible to carry out ExploSub, a project aiming at bringing marine sciences closer to the school community.
In the article "South America Record Setter: a Journey Down to the Atacama Trench ", the prestigious international publication Marine Technology Reporter covered the achievements of the Millennium Institute of Oceanography (IMO) in the Atacamex scientific expedition, during which IMO scietists managed to make the lander "Audacia" (Spanish for audacity), an autonomous unmanned free-fall vehicle, reach a depth of 8,081 meters, which represents a historic milestone for oceanography. For further information, please visit the following link: https://www.marinetechnologynews.com/magazine
Channel 24 Hours TV series “Researchers: from Atom to Cosmos” will feature several centers of excellence for scientific research in order to make known to the public the top-level research projects carried out in Chile and the advances made through them. This successful TV series is launching its third season on Wednesday April 18 at 16:30, featuring technology, knowledge and research centers. Through its 30 episodes, this new season will present an overview on Chilean scientific research and its contributions to Chile’s development by making known the work done in centers of excellence for scientific research.
IMO scientists currently studying the Atacama Trench on board the German research vessel RV SONNE SO261 in the international expedition ERC-HADES have managed to collect plankton and fish samples at the greatest depth in history: 5,157 meters.