As part of its outreach and science dissemination activities, the Millennium Institute of Oceanography (IMO) is continuing to run a series of workshops intended to broaden and update the knowledge of science teachers (especially in connection with marine sciences), and to give them teaching resources they can easily implement in their classrooms, thus strengthening knowledge about the oceans through small practical experiments.
On Wednesday December 27 a ceremony organized by the Newspaper “El Sur” took place in Concepción, during which Bárbara Léniz, Outreach deputy director at the Millennium Institute of Oceanography (IMO), was recognized as one of the “50 young leaders of the south of Chile.”
In September, 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).
On December 8, the event “Science Goes into the Park”, organized by Par Explora of the National Commission for Scientific and Technological Research (CONICYT) and aimed at the dissemination of science and technology, took place in Santiago with the active participation of the Millennium Institute of Oceanography (IMO).
Last Tuesday December 12, a group of Coihueco primary and secondary school science teachers participated in a training program in marine sciences at the Marine Biology Station of UdeC’s Department of Oceanography in Dichato.
The award ceremony for the contest “Sumérgete a Explorar 2017”, held by the Millennium Institute of Oceanography (IMO) and Par Explora Biobío, took place on Tuesday December 5 to present the winning students with trophies and those given an honorable mention with diplomas.
The artistic project supported by the National Commission for Scientific and Technological Research (CONICYT) and inspired by the successful children’s TV series “The Scientific Recipe of Tony Tonina” finished its performances for the school year 2017 on November 15.
The Millennium Institute of Oceanography (IMO) joined the celebration of science in the Biobío Region, helping to promote school science through the participation of its Outreach team in communal fairs.
The new room of the Millenium Institute of Oceanography’s (IMO) virtual aquarium “Sumérgete: una travesía por el Océano Pacífico” (Dive into the Sea! A Voyage through the Pacific Ocean) is now available.
In an unprecedented endeavor for Chile and Latin America, the project “Environmental Knowledge Needs in Chile” invites different people related to the environment (including researchers, scientists, the government, other decision-makers, NGOs and members of the public) to discuss gaps in environmental knowledge in Chile.
The children’s puppet show was again performed, this time in the cultural center Artistas del Acero. On October 24, Tony, Lala, Estelita and Don Gritardo, the main characters of the show, stressed the importance of taking care of our ocean to a group of primary school children
Dr. Pedro Echeveste, current researcher at the Millennium Institute of Oceanography (IMO), received funding from the National Fund for Scientific and Technological Development (Fondecyt) to carry out an important study entitled “Iron (Fe) Limitation in the Humboldt Current (HC).”
The Millennium Institute of Oceanography (IMO) took part in the IMBIZO 5 workshop, whose overall theme was “Marine biosphere research for a sustainable ocean: linking ecosystems, future states and resource management.” This meeting took place in Woods Hole, MA, USA October 2-6, 2017.
On Friday October 6 at 8pm, some tourists found a stranded penguin with evident health problems on the beach near Lomas Coloradas, San Pedro de la Paz, Biobío Region.
For one week the Chilean community celebrated science, during which Explora organized many events through its PAR projects with the aim of bringing science and technology closer to all Chileans, beginning with children.
In the context of the celebration of the National Science and Technology Week, the Millennium Institute of Oceanography (IMO) took part in the “Science Party” organized by PAR Explora Biobío, an event that seeks to celebrate science, by aiming at the general public and school students.
Specialists working at the Millennium Institute of Oceanography (IMO) participated in a two-week training program on the operation of the new version of the Aulox system. Engineer Victor Villagrán, director of Development and Technology Transfer at IMO, was in charge of this program.
From November 6-10, 2017, the University of Concepción is going to host the fifth Congress of Physical Oceanography, Meteorology and Climate in the eastern South Pacific.
Dr. Osvaldo Ulloa, director of the Millennium Institute of Oceanography (IMO), gave an exclusive interview to “El Mostrador”
The Millennium Institute of Oceanography (IMO) offered this course again with the firm intention of promoting and complementing the education of future scientists in this generation, particularly, of students in the areas of marine biology and geophysics, who took a 3-day theoretical and practical course on shipboard risk prevention.
The headquarters of the Krill Lab are located in the Department of Zoology at the University of Concepción (UdeC). This lab, led by junior IMO researcher Dr. Ramiro Riquelme, under whose guidance there is a team of marine biologists, including Erika Jorquera, who is Dr. Riquelme’s special assistant.
This event seeks to increase public awareness and to make known the wonderful world of the oceans through a series of talks by three IMO doctoral students and the deputy director of Outreach.
For the second time since its creation, IMO won competitive funding from the Explora program of the National Commission for Scientific and Technological Research (CONICYT), on this occasion in the Appreciation of Science area. In particular, the project represents a connection between IMO’s Development and Technology Transfer and Outreach teams, which will provide training for high school students from schools in the Biobío Region outside Concepción.
Last Wednesday September 6, within the scientific context of IMPAC4, Dr. Victor Aguilera, junior researcher at IMO, gave a talk on the impact of CO2 on the ocean.
The Millennium Institute of Oceanography (IMO) carried out an activity on board the Chilean Navy research vessel Cabo de Hornos. The activity was conducted in the framework of the IMPAC4 congress and under the auspices of the scientific camp “Nuestro Océano” (our ocean).
Since 2014, the Millennium Institute of Oceanography (IMO) has been working hard at leading, exploring, teaching and communicating the most recent discoveries made in the eastern South Pacific Ocean. This is why, during its more than three years of existence, it has successfully headed expeditions including Lowphox and MOPEX, and has also taken part in the CIMAR 21 and 22 expeditions.
The first Latin-American Symposium held by the LAOCA Network on ocean acidification will take place in Buenos Aires, Argentina, from October 24- 26, 2017.
IMO postdoc Frauke Albrecht traveled to New York, USA, to participate in the International WCRP/IOC Conference 2017: Regional Sea-Level Changes and Coastal Impacts.
August 17, 2017 has become a milestone day for The Millennium Institute of Oceanography (IMO), especially for the Outreach team. On that day, using all the energy and enthusiasm of IMO members, the long-awaited puppet show “Tony Tonina: Fins in Action” was premiered.
From “Marine Flavors”, the most successful and exquisite restaurant in the Pacific Ocean, we found a particular group of friends.
Since 2017, IMO professionals and students have been participating in a number of training programs.
The study entitled “Cryptic Oxygen Cycling in Anoxic Marine Zones”, by the director of the Millennium Institute of Oceanography (IMO) Osvaldo Ulloa together with IMO doctoral student in Oceanography Montserrat Aldunate, was published in the prestigious journal PNAS (Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences).
The brains behind the idea is Daniel Veloso, a graduate of the Geophysics program at the University of Concepción, who wrote his thesis under the supervision of professors Aldo Montecinos and Óscar Pizarro, and was awarded the IMO scholarship for undergraduate students.
On August 4, the Millennium Institute of Oceanography (IMO) conducted a formal ceremony to celebrate the opening of its new headquarters located in Los Tilos 1134, right in the heart of Concepción’s Barrio Universitario.
The oxygen minimum zones (OMZs) in the eastern tropical North and South Pacific (ETNP and ETSP, respectively) and the Arabian Sea are subject to such dramatic decreases in oxygen that they have been redefined as anoxic marine zones (AMZs; Ulloa et al., 2012).
University of Concepción (UdeC) marine biologist and Master in Oceanography Belén Franco, who is in charge of the Traveling Scientific Audiovisual Exhibit (MACI), an activity carried out by IMO’s Outreach team, has been granted a Beca Chile scholarship to study abroad.
Since the first semester of 2017, IMO associate researchers, postdocs, and students have been meeting every two weeks to take part in research seminars intended to make known each member’s research projects and then to discuss them in a relaxed, friendly environment which could promote future collaborative work among IMO members
IMO postdoc Paulina Aguayo is currently participating in the 7th Congress of European Microbiologists, taking place in Valencia, Spain.
The student in question, Francisca Olivares, has now graduated as a marine biologist from the University of Concepción. During her studies, Francisca stood out as a highly motivated, responsible student, and now her efforts have paid off: not only was she the student with the best grade point average among her graduating class, but her thesis was also considered to be the best
“Wednesdays at the Academy” was a series of talks given in Santiago to disseminate marine sciences during the “Year of the Oceans 2017”.
Once more, the Travelling Scientific Audiovisual Exhibit (MACI) captivated young and old alike, this time at Penco’s Eduardo Campbell Saavedra school, where IMO’s Outreach team went to carry out activities with primary school children.
Third year high school l student Benjamín Cofré, from Colegio San Agustín in Concepción, has won the main award at the fourth Antarctic School Fair.
The aim of this training course was for participants to acquire the knowledge and skills required to properly operate gliders, underwater vehicles that are transforming the world of oceanography.
The 10th version of the course Ecology and Diversity of Marine Microorganisms (ECODIM) will take place January 8-27, 2018 at the Marine Biology Station of the University of Concepción (UdeC) in Dichato.
The Outreach team of the Millennium Institute of Oceanography (IMO) visited Coihueco on May 31 and June 1 bringing two of its emblematic activities
A new Marine Science Congress organized by the Chilean Society of Marine Sciences was hosted by the Pontifical Catholic University of Valparaiso between May 22 and 26, 2017, bringing together marine science researchers with doctoral, master’s and undergraduate students from all across the country.
The Millennium Institute of Oceanography (IMO), together with other marine science institutions, traveled to Tirúa to take part in a science fair held by A Sea of Wonders, an organization that, in cooperation with PAR Explora Biobío, seeks to raise awareness about the sea and to spread fun facts about it, particularly during 2017, officially denominated “the Year of the Oceans”.
On Wednesday May 3, 2017, a new episode of the Channel 24 Hours TV Show “Researchers: from Atom to Cosmos” was broadcast, this time featuring a report on the activities of the Millennium Institute of Oceanography (IMO). For this reason, IMO’s director Dr. Osvaldo Ulloa was interviewed in the television studio.
The Chilean Academy of Sciences is starting a new version of its traditional meetings “Wednesdays at The Academy” on May 3, this time dealing with the theme "The Year of the Oceans" and covering topics such as marine biodiversity, coastal areas and the importance of their preservation.
On Monday April 3, an article entitled "A Scientific Experiment: Sowing the Sea Could Help Increase Fish Stocks" was published in El Mercurio newspaper, reporting on a project of the Canadian company Oceaneos which aims at fertilizing waters off the coasts of Chile and Peru with iron to increase fish stocks.
The V Congress on Physical Oceanography, Meteorology and Climate of the Eastern South Pacific, will be held on 6-10 November 2017 at the Main Campus of the University of Concepcion
Last March 22, San Pedro was the commune chosen to live the first Traveling Scientific Audiovisual Show (MACI) in 2017. The activity, organized by the Millennium Institute of Oceanography, continues to visit various establishments in the Biobío Region.
This week, IMO launched a new version of the virtual aquarium “Sumérgete” with more interactive content on the curiosities of the Pacific Ocean, aimed at making school students and the general public fall in love with marine sciences.
IMO Master’s in Oceanography student Pamela Fierro completed an internship in Banyuls-sur-Mer, France, from January 9 to February 10, 2017.
French physicist Vera Oerder has recently joined the Millennium Institute of Oceanography (IMO) as a postdoc. Dr. Oerder studied oceanography and climatology at the Pierre et Marie Curie University.
From January 26-28, the Millennium Institute of Oceanography (IMO) held its traditional annual meeting, at which its members presented the work they had carried out during the previous year.
Can you imagine learning about science while cooking? This was the aim of the workshop "Molecular Cooking for the Classroom: Teachers in the Kitchen", organized by the Millennium Institute of Oceanography (IMO) in cooperation with Par Explora Biobío and implemented by Imagina la Ciencia and Fundación Ciencia & Vida.
Between 2 and 5 December, the director of the Millennium Institute of Oceanography; Dr. Osvaldo Ulloa, along with the doctoral student of the IMO; Montserrat Aldunate, participated in the Symposium "Response of the microbial community to the deoxygenation of the ocean" held in Goa, India.
Between December 3 and 11, a workshop named "Technical Workshop on Carbonate System Measurements" was developed in Ensenada, Mexico within the framework of the Latin American Ocean Acidification Network (LAOCA).
As part of the completion of school activities in 2016, a delegation of 50 students from the Sergio Martín Álamos School in San Nicolas visited the Marine Biology Station located in Dichato.
On November 29, the students of fourth level of the Colegio Carmela Romero de Espinosa of Concepción Madres Domínicas, visited the Station of Marine Biology of the Universidad de Concepción in an activity that sought to link them to the Sciences of the Sea.
Yungay was the last destination of the Scientific Audiovisual Itinerant Exhibition (MACI) in 2016. The proposal organized by the Millennium Institute of Oceanography and supported by PAR Explora Biobío, visited the commune.
On November 24 and 25, 150 students from the different research centers of the Millennium Initiative, met in Concón for the second year at the "Encuentro de Jóvenes Consciencia".
On 22 November, an evaluation meeting on the CIMAR 21 Expedition took place in Valparaíso, which took place between October 12 and November 5, 2015.
On November 25, Osvaldo Ulloa; Director of the Millennium Institute of Oceanography (IMO), Atilio Morgado; Executive Director and Víctor Villagrán; Director of Transfer and Technological Development, visited the Center for Astrophysics and Related Technologies (CATA) at the Universidad de Chile.
With the objetive of bringing science to the students of Llico, province of Arauco, the Millennium Institute of Oceanography (IMO) participated on Tuesday, November 22.
With the objetive of encouraging basic and high school students with the sciences, was realized between the 17 and 18 of last November, "Futuristas"; the first Congress of the Future for Youth in dependencies of the ex National Congress of Santiago.
The winners schools of the four challenges of this contest , went to Dichato to live a day where they learned about Sea Sciences.
Among the instruments that are revolutionizing Oceanography worldwide are underwater gliders. The Millennium Institute of Oceanography is already using this technology.
Always aiming to spread the science of the sea, the Millennium Institute of Oceanography visited the Liceo Polivalente Luis Cruz Martínez of Quillón.
Millenium Institute of Oceanography Bulletin N°2
On October 20, the Millennium Institute of Oceanography (IMO) participated in the first version of the Science Diffusion Fair and Environmental in charge of the Scuola Italiana of Concepción.
With the objective to diffuse the Marine Sciences, the Millennium Institute of Oceanography joined to the celebration of the Science month, this time participating in the fair prepared by the Instituto de Humanidades of Concepción.
The activity was done on October 13, wich began with an introductory talk about global ocean: its immensity, depth and biogeography
The project "First steps for uncovering the unknown of the Deep Ocean in the Eastern South Pacific: linking features habitats and biological communities" awarded CONICYT contest.
In the context of the National Week of Science and Technology, the Millennium Institute of Oceanography (IMO) participated in the celebration of the Science Day.
Last Sunday October 2, the “Family Science Day” was celebrated. Children, parents and general public participated in the "Science Day".
A new version of the Itinerant Scientific Audiovisual Show (MACI), developed by the Millennium Institute of Oceanography in collaboration with PAR Explora Biobío, took place in Mulchén.
The Millennium Institute of Oceanography represented by its director Osvaldo Ulloa and the postdoc Alejandro Murillo participated in the Seminary called Tara Expedition Pacific
With more than 100 children from different schools of Concepción, and local authorities was held , the release of "La Receta Científica de Tony Tonina", last August 9.
In context of Science Camp ChileVA! Tomé 2016, the Millennium Institute of Oceanography (IMO) together with the Millennium Nucleus MUSELS presented about ocean acidification
Between 21 and 26 August the "16th International Symposium on Microbial Ecology, ISME 2016" in Montreal, Canada was performed.
"A tour to an expanding Universe" was the talk given by Mario Hamuy which was held in the Auditorium Salvador Gálvez of the Universidad de Concepción.
On 19 and 23 August, the Millennium Institute of Oceanography in collaboration with PAR Explora Biobío visited Talcahuano
On August 25, Itinerant Scientific Audiovisual Show (MACI) Millennium Institute of Oceanography returns to Coihueco
Applications open programs PhD in Oceanography at the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile until 23 September 2016.
On Monday August 22, the Millennium Institute of Oceanography and the Millennium Nucleus MUSELS conducted an outreach activity for Liceo Politécnico Ignacio Carrera Pinto from San Carlos.
Millenium Institute of Oceanography Bulletin N°1
Applications open programs Magister and PhD in Oceanography at the University of Concepción until 30 September 2016.
Under the new version of Science Camp Chile Va! 2016, the Millennium Institute of Oceanography participated in the instance, which was developed last August 10.
On August 3, the Millennium Institute of Oceanography with the Millennium Nucleus MUSELS visited the Liceo Politécnico Ignacio Carrera Pinto of San Carlos.
The Millennium Institute of Oceanography with PAR Explora Biobío launched earlier this year the "Sumérgete a explorar" competition.
The eighth issue of the Bulletin Oceanographic
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Between 3 and 8 July, Peter von Dassow, associate research at the Millennium Institute of Oceanography (IMO), visit Roscoff, France.
On 29 June, Itinerant Scientific Audiovisual Show arrived to Quillón. About 150 children were able to live MACI experience organized by the Millennium Institute of Oceanography and in collaboration with PAR Explora Biobío.
Between 11 and 18 June 2016, a scientific Workshop of the ANTARES Network (www.antares.ws) was held in Mar del Plata, Argentina.
Itinerant Scientific Audiovisual Show took place during Thursday June 16, at Alto Cabrero School and was attended by 200 children from different establishments of Cabrero, where they could learn more about the organisms living in the ocean.
About 300 students from different schools of Coihueco, enjoyed Itinerant Scientific Audiovisual Show, which was successfully held on 14 June.
In the context of "IMO at school", the Millennium Institute of Oceanography visited the Mozart School of Concepcion on 6 June. On the occasion, the monitors led the talk entitled "Biodiversity in the Marine Environment".
Because of the celebration of World Oceans Day, the Millennium Institute of Oceanography joined the activities organized by the Research Centers of Marine Sciences of Universidad de Concepción.
On the occasion of the Marine Sciences bring the school community, it is that the Millennium Institute of Oceanography (IMO) with the Interdisciplinary Center for Aquaculture Research (INCAR) visited last Thursday 2 June, Concepción School, from San Pedro.
On Tuesday May 31, the Itinerant Scientific Audiovisual Show (MACI) went to the San José School of San Carlos. The event was organized by Millennium Institute of Oceanography and PAR Explora Biobío.
On May 29 on the celebration of the Heritage Day, the Millennium Institute of Oceanography participated in an open sign for the whole community in the Facultad de Ciencias Naturales y Oceanográficas at the Universidad de Concepción.
In the context of the series of talks "Chile more sea than land", on the occasion of the celebration of the Month of the Sea, the IMO deputy director presented the talk entitled "A tour through the deep ocean".
A success was the opening of the Millennium Institute of Oceanography (IMO) ceremony held in facilities of the Art Gallery (Pinacoteca) of the University of Concepcion, on 23 May.
Itinerant Scientific Audiovisual Show by Institute Millennium of Oceanography reached the fifth region, where professionals related to the area were trained.
On Thursday 19 May, they workshops linked to the Marine Sciences and organized by COPAS Sur Austral and the Millennium Institute of Oceanography were made.
In order to celebrate the Month of the Sea, educating in an entertaining and dynamic way students, two talks were performed on 12 May in Escuela Cruz del Sur and Liceo Talcahuano A-21.
In the context of 4th International Symposium on the Ocean in High CO2 World developed in Australia, between 4 and 6 May, the researcher Víctor Aguilera IMO presented the results of Fondecyt 11130495.
The seventh issue of the Bulletin Oceanographic
The Millennium Institute of Oceanography (IMO) and the PAR Explora Biobio officially launched the "Sumérgete a Explorar"
On Thursday April 28, the Millennium Institute of Oceanography and the activity called "IMO at school" arrived at San Juan Bautista High School of Hualqui.
The Millennium Institute of Oceanography supports thesis projects with a scholarship program. This time, 7 master students and 5 undergraduate students will be supported by IMO for to develop their research.
Four young students from Salesiano School in Concepción achieved important places in scientific research competititons; supported by the IMO researcher Pamela Hidalgo and her group of students.
The Undergraduate student from MIT / WHOI Joined the Program in IMO, Mara Freilich (23 years old), arrives in Chile to work with the researcher Pablo Marquet since March.
Sixth issue of the Bulletin Oceanographic DGEO - IMO.
The student is working in the laboratory of Peter von Dassow in Santiago, doing an internship that remain in Chile until July this year
The activity was held on 30 th of April at the Etchegoyen College in Talcahuano, with a great attendance and student participation.
The magister student Laura Galezowski of the Pierre and Marie Curie School of Paris, is since January working in the laboratory researcher Peter von Dassow in Santiago.
On Thursday 17 and Friday 18 of March, was held the first post-doctoral annual workshop of the Millennium Institute of Oceanography.
Fifth issue of the Bulletin Oceanographic DGEO - IMO.
Aboard the Cruise Cape Horn, 26 researchers of the Millennium Institute of Oceanography (IMO) analyzed the oxygen minimum zone and the influence of climate change in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of Iquique.
Fourth issue of the Bulletin Oceanographic DGEO - IMO.
Five international experts presented the latest research on the deep ocean
Oceanographic Bulletin Nº 3
December 9, 2015
The course Ecology and Diversity of Marine Microorganisms has been selected as a finalist for the awards granted by Fundación Ciencia Joven and UNESCO. ECODIM is organized by IMO as part of the activities of the Austral Summer Institute of the University of Concepcion
Deborah Steele, Anthohy Bertagnolli and Ramiro Riquelme-Bugueño were awarded Fondecyt projects to continue their research at IMO
The 2nd African Research Discovery Camp on “Microbial and Geochemical Oceanography in Upwelling Ecosystems was held in May 2015
The 10th Session of the CLIVAR Pacific Panel was held in Santiago, hosted by the Millennium Institute of Oceanography (IMO)
Deadline for application: November 30, 2015.
Pablo Rosenblatt, Director of Outreach of IMO, receives a special prize for his documentary "The Strength of the Sea" at the Scientific Documentary Festival held in Paros, Greece
Pablo Rosenblatt, Director of Outreach, received and important distinction at the VII Prix Jeanesse Event, held in Sao Paulo in Brasil.
Osvaldo Ulloa was an invited speaker for the Gordon Research Conference 'Applied & Enviromental Microbiology' held in Boston, United States on 13-17 July 2015.
These scholarships are aimed at graduate students associated with the Millennium Institute of Oceanography (IMO). Application deadline: August 15, 2015 (13:00).
Alejandro Murillo, postdoc IMO, was one of the 18 participants of the 11th Summer Course 'Marine Ecological & Evolutionary Genomics' held in France.
The Conference took place on June 3, 2015 at the Main Campus of the University of Concepcion.
The new post docs come from France, United Kingdom, United States, Spain and Chile
The first Advanced Course on Flow Cytometry was held at the Marine Station of the University of Concepcion, in Dichato.
On January 7, another day of Oceanography was developed in the second version of the Science Camp ChileVA! This time it was held at the Marine Biological Station of the University of Concepcion in Dichato.
The associate researcher of the Millennium Institute of Oceanography, Dr. Rubén Escribano and the adjunct researcher Dr. Pamela Hidalgo travelled to Bergen, Norway to attend the IMBER Open Science Conference held on 23-27 June 2014.