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IMO Continues Running Marine Science Workshops for Teachers

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.

“El Sur” Newspaper Gives an Award to IMO’S Outreach Deputy Director

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.”

IMO Continues to Advance with “ExploSub” Project

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).

Millennium Institute of Oceanography Brings the Ocean Closer to Santiago

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).

Coihueco Teachers Undergo Intensive Training in Marine Sciences Provided by the Millennium Institute of Oceanography

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.

“Súmergete a explorar” Contest Winners Enjoy Fun Award Ceremony 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.

Tony Tonina’s Adventures Continue to Delight Children: the Puppet Show Ends School Season 2017 in San Pedro

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.

Millennium Institute of Oceanography Takes to the Streets to Celebrate Science at Communal Fairs

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 Southern Ocean: the New Interactive Room of the Educational Web Platform “Sumérgete”

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.

Innovative Initiative Seeking to Identify Chile’s Main Needs in Terms of Environmental Knowledge

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.

“Tony Tonina: Fins in Action” Performed in the Framework of the Audience Training Program at the Artistas del Acero Cultural Center

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

Fondecyt Awarded for Dr. Pedro Echeveste’s Study on Iron Limitation in the Humboldt Current

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).”

Research Projects on the Importance of the Marine Biosphere for a Sustainable Ocean: Main Topics of IMBIZO 5 Congress Held in the US

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.

Opinion: Strandings Forbidden after Office Hours

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.

Millennium Institute of Oceanography Joins in Celebrations of the 23rd National Science and Technology Week in Santiago and Concepción

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.

Puppet Show “Tony Tonina: Fins in Action” Astonishes Children in Los Ángeles during National Science and Technology Week

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.

New Version of Aulox System to Be Used in Chemical Processes during Next IMO Expedition

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.

University of Concepción’s Geophysics Department Preparing Congress on Physical Oceanography

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.

El Mostrador Newspaper Interviews Dr. Osvaldo Ulloa: “I don’t think that the people in the Science Ministry will be willing to provide scientists with the amount of money they need”

Dr. Osvaldo Ulloa, director of the Millennium Institute of Oceanography (IMO), gave an exclusive interview to “El Mostrador”

Shipboard Safety Course Offered at the Millennium Institute of Oceanography

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 Krill Lab: Getting to Know the Work of the Team Led by Distinguished Marine Biologist Dr. Ramiro Riquelme

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.

Millennium Institute of Oceanography and Rendibú Café Offer Talks on Fun Facts about the Ocean

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.

Millennium Institute of Oceanography Awarded CONICYT Explora Project on Appreciation and Dissemination of Science and Technology 2018

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.

IMO Researcher Gives Successful Talk on Ocean Acidification in La Serena

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.

Millennium Institute of Oceanography Runs Workshops on Board the Research Vessel Cabo de Hornos

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).

IMO Reports - Millennium Institute of Oceanography: on the way to leading oceanographic research in Chile

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.

First LAOCA Network Symposium on Ocean Acidification to Take Place in Buenos Aires

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 Participates in Important Congress in the United States

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.

Successful Premiere of The Millennium Institute of Oceanography Puppet Show “Tony Tonina: Fins in Action” in Penco

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.

“Tony Tonina: Fins in Action”: the Millennium Institute of Oceanography Project to Familiarize Children with Marine Sciences

From “Marine Flavors”, the most successful and exquisite restaurant in the Pacific Ocean, we found a particular group of friends.

IMO Professionals and Students Undergo Training in Computer Science and Effective Communication

Since 2017, IMO professionals and students have been participating in a number of training programs.

IMO Research Published in Prestigious Scientific Journal

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).

IMO Geophysics Student Sets up Fan Page with Weather Forecasts

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.

Millennium Institute of Oceanography Opens Headquarters in Concepción

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.

Cryptic Oxygen Cycling in Anoxic Marine Zones

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).

IMO Marine Biologist Wins Scholarship to Study Microbiology in Denmark

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.

IMO Students Carrying out Research Seminars to Strengthen Collaborative work

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 Attends Congress in Spain

IMO postdoc Paulina Aguayo is currently participating in the 7th Congress of European Microbiologists, taking place in Valencia, Spain.

IMO Undergraduate Student Recognized at Marine Biology Graduation

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

Juan Carlos Castilla Rounds off Series of Talks Organized by the Millennium Institute of Oceanography (IMO) and the Chilean Academy of Sciences

“Wednesdays at the Academy” was a series of talks given in Santiago to disseminate marine sciences during the “Year of the Oceans 2017”.

Millennium Institute of Oceanography Delights Penco Children with Audiovisual Exhibition

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.

Secondary Student Supported by IMO Wins Award at Antarctic School Fair

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.

IMO Scientists Receive Training in Gliders in Coquimbo

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.

American Private Foundation Supports New Version of ECODIM Course Organized by the Millennium Institute 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.

Marine Sciences Impress Students in IMO Workshops and Activities at Coihueco Schools

The Outreach team of the Millennium Institute of Oceanography (IMO) visited Coihueco on May 31 and June 1 bringing two of its emblematic activities

Controversy, Scientific Dissemination, and Research: IMO Finishes Successful Participation in Marine Science Congress 2017

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.

IMO participates in fair "Wonders of the sea" held in Tirúa

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”.

Channel 24 Hours TV Show “Exploradores” Features the Millennium Institute of Oceanography

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.

Millennium Institute of Oceanography to Open Series of Talks at the Chilean Academy of Sciences

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.

Millennium Institute of Oceanography Shows Concern over Possible Iron Fertilization off the Chilean Coast

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.

V CONGRESS ON PHYSICAL OCEANOGRAPHY, METEOROLOGY AND CLIMATE OF THE EASTERN SOUTH PACIFIC

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

IMO audiovisual show impresses students of San Pedro de la Paz with the curiosities of the ocean

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.

Millennium Institute of Oceanography Launches Second Version of Virtual Aquarium "Sumérgete"

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 Student Completes Successful Internship in France

IMO Master’s in Oceanography student Pamela Fierro completed an internship in Banyuls-sur-Mer, France, from January 9 to February 10, 2017.

French Postdoc Arrives at IMO to Study Physical Processes in the Ocean

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.

Millennium Institute of Oceanography Holds Successful Annual Meeting in Salto del Laja

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.

Innovative Molecular Cooking Workshop Seeks to Make Students Fall in Love with Science

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.

Representatives of IMO participate in Mexico in Workshop on measurements of chemistry of the carbonate system in the framework of the LAOCA Network

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).

IMO researchers attend important symposium in India

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.

Students from San Nicolas visit Dichato with IMO sea workshops

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.

IMO surprises with the curiosities of the sea to students of the Colegio Madres Domínicas de Concepción

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.

IMO and its audiovisual show travel to Yungay to enchant with 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.

IMO young scientists participate in encounter "Jóvenes Consciencia"

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".

IMO participates in CIMAR 21 Expedition results workshop

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.

IMO members meet with scientists at CATA Astrophysics Center

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.

IMO impresses with curiosities of the sea in Scientific Conference of Llico

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.

IMO disseminates the Sciences of the Sea in Congress of the Future for Young People

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 of “Sumérgete a Explorar” met the Marine Biology Station of the Universidad de Concepción

The winners schools of the four challenges of this contest , went to Dichato to live a day where they learned about Sea Sciences.

IMO uses submarine gliders in expedition carried out in the coast of Valparaiso

Among the instruments that are revolutionizing Oceanography worldwide are underwater gliders. The Millennium Institute of Oceanography is already using this technology.

IMO audiovisual show surprises secondary students of Quillón

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

Millenium Institute of Oceanography Bulletin N°2

IMO attends to the Science Fair organized by Scuola Italian of Concepción

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.

IMO participated in the Fair of Sciences of Instituto de Humanidades

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.

Coihueco students visit Marine Biology Station of the UdeC

The activity was done on October 13, wich began with an introductory talk about global ocean: its immensity, depth and biogeography

MOPEX Expedition from the Millennium Institute of Oceanography (IMO) reaches measurements and samples at 5,000 meters deep in the trench against Chile

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.

Millennium Institute of Oceanography travels to Curanilahue for spread marine science

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.

IMO participates in the "Science Day" developed at the Universidad de Concepción

Last Sunday October 2, the “Family Science Day” was celebrated. Children, parents and general public participated in the "Science Day".

Itinerant Scientific Audiovisual Show arrive to Mulchén

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.

IMO participates in Tara Pacific Seminary

The Millennium Institute of Oceanography represented by its director Osvaldo Ulloa and the postdoc Alejandro Murillo participated in the Seminary called Tara Expedition Pacific

Universidad de Concepción and Explora CONICYT launched a new cartoon series for children “La Receta Científica de Tony Tonina”

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.

Millennium Institute of Oceanography participates in Science Camp ChileVA! Tomé 2016

In context of Science Camp ChileVA! Tomé 2016, the Millennium Institute of Oceanography (IMO) together with the Millennium Nucleus MUSELS presented about ocean acidification

The National Sciences Award 2015 Mario Hamuy visit Concepción

"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.

IMO participated in "16th International Symposium on Microbial Ecology, ISME 2016" in Canada

Between 21 and 26 August the "16th International Symposium on Microbial Ecology, ISME 2016" in Montreal, Canada was performed.

IMO’s Audiovisual shows in Talcahuano

On 19 and 23 August, the Millennium Institute of Oceanography in collaboration with PAR Explora Biobío visited Talcahuano

IMO brings MACI to Coihueco

On August 25, Itinerant Scientific Audiovisual Show (MACI) Millennium Institute of Oceanography returns to Coihueco

IMO and MUSELS perform scientific activity for students of San Carlos

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.

Applications to Graduate Program in Oceanography

Applications open programs PhD in Oceanography at the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile until 23 September 2016.

Millenium Institute of Oceanography Bulletin N°1

Millenium Institute of Oceanography Bulletin N°1

Applications to Graduate Program in Oceanography

Applications open programs Magister and PhD in Oceanography at the University of Concepción until 30 September 2016.

IMO brought Oceanography to the Science Camp Chile Va! in Pinto

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.

Millennium Institute of Oceanography and Millennium Nucleus MUSELS spread marine science in San Carlos

On August 3, the Millennium Institute of Oceanography with the Millennium Nucleus MUSELS visited the Liceo Politécnico Ignacio Carrera Pinto of San Carlos.

IMO and PAR Explora Biobio contest "Sumérgete a explorar" already has its first winners

The Millennium Institute of Oceanography with PAR Explora Biobío launched earlier this year the "Sumérgete a explorar" competition.

Oceanographic Bulletin N° 8

The eighth issue of the Bulletin Oceanographic

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IMO researcher travels to France to study important species of phytoplankton

Between 3 and 8 July, Peter von Dassow, associate research at the Millennium Institute of Oceanography (IMO), visit Roscoff, France.

MACI diffuses curiosities of the ocean in the commune of Quillón

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.

IMO participated in scientific workshop of ANTARES Network

Between 11 and 18 June 2016, a scientific Workshop of the ANTARES Network (www.antares.ws) was held in Mar del Plata, Argentina.

MACI took the stunning ocean depths to students of Cabrero

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.

Traveling around Biobío Region: MACI arrives to Coihueco

About 300 students from different schools of Coihueco, enjoyed Itinerant Scientific Audiovisual Show, which was successfully held on 14 June.

"Biodiversity in the marine environment" at Mozart Schule School

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".

World Oceans Day was celebrated in “Plaza Tribunales”

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.

IMO and INCAR went to Concepción School with Outreach activities to the littlest ones

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.

A successful MACI was held in San José School, from San Carlos

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.

IMO participated in the Heritage Day, celebrated in UdeC

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.

Rubén Escribano gave a lecture entitled "A tour through the deep ocean " to the general community

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".

Officially begins IMOs journey to conquer the depths of the Pacific 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.

MACI from IMO starts trip by Chile: MACI was performed in Valparaíso

Itinerant Scientific Audiovisual Show by Institute Millennium of Oceanography reached the fifth region, where professionals related to the area were trained.

Celebrating the Month of the Sea: IMO and COPAS worked together with primary students in Dichato

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.

Celebrating “Month of the Sea” in Talcahuano: IMO leads talks in two Schools

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.

IMO researcher Víctor Aguilera participates in 4th International Symposium on the Ocean in High CO2 World

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.

Oceanographic Bulletin N° 7

The seventh issue of the Bulletin Oceanographic

IMO launches the contest “Sumérgete a Explorar"

The Millennium Institute of Oceanography (IMO) and the PAR Explora Biobio officially launched the "Sumérgete a Explorar"

Talk by IMO “Microbial world” was held in San Juan Bautista High School of Hualqui

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.

IMO supports new students with scholarship program

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.

IMO Researcher and her team of school students worked in projects wich were distinguished at national level

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.

Fulbright scholarship student is linked to the Millennium Institute of Oceanography

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.

Oceanographic Bulletin Nº 6

Sixth issue of the Bulletin Oceanographic DGEO - IMO.

New French student performs internship at 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

IMO performs the first Itinerant Scientific Audiovisual Show of the year in Talcahuano

The activity was held on 30 th of April at the Etchegoyen College in Talcahuano, with a great attendance and student participation.

French exchange student arrives at IMO

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.

Successful IMO postdoctoral workshop was conducted in Concepción

On Thursday 17 and Friday 18 of March, was held the first post-doctoral annual workshop of the Millennium Institute of Oceanography.

Oceanographic Bulletin Nº 5

Fifth issue of the Bulletin Oceanographic DGEO - IMO.

Impact of Climate Change in the Pacific Ocean was one of the emphases of Lowphox I

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.

Oceanographic Bulletin Nº 4

Fourth issue of the Bulletin Oceanographic DGEO - IMO.

Mini Symposium ECODIM 2016 "Exploring the deepest and most mysterious regions of the ocean"

Five international experts presented the latest research on the deep ocean

Oceanographic Bulletin Nº 3

Oceanographic Bulletin Nº 3

Oceanographic Bulletin Nº 2

December 9, 2015

ECODIM finalista en Premio Anual Innovación Educación Científica

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

10th Session of the CLIVAR Pacific Panel

The 10th Session of the CLIVAR Pacific Panel was held in Santiago, hosted by the Millennium Institute of Oceanography (IMO)

IMO Post Doctoral Researchers are awarded Fondecyt projects

Deborah Steele, Anthohy Bertagnolli and Ramiro Riquelme-Bugueño were awarded Fondecyt projects to continue their research at IMO

IMO Director participates as an instructor at the 2nd African Research Discovery Camp

The 2nd African Research Discovery Camp on “Microbial and Geochemical Oceanography in Upwelling Ecosystems was held in May 2015

Postdoctoral positions at the Millennium Institute of Oceanography (IMO), University of Concepcion, Chile

Deadline for application: November 30, 2015.

Pablo Rosenblatt receives international prize for the documental series "The Strength of the Sea"

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 receives an important recognition at the VII Prix Jeanesse Event in Sao Paulo, Brazil

Pablo Rosenblatt, Director of Outreach, received and important distinction at the VII Prix Jeanesse Event, held in Sao Paulo in Brasil.

IMO researcher attends the Gordon Research Conference

Osvaldo Ulloa was an invited speaker for the Gordon Research Conference 'Applied & Enviromental Microbiology' held in Boston, United States on 13-17 July 2015.

Call for scholarship support for participation in international conferences - Graduate Students associated with the IMO

These scholarships are aimed at graduate students associated with the Millennium Institute of Oceanography (IMO). Application deadline: August 15, 2015 (13:00).

Alejandro Murillo attends an international course in France

Alejandro Murillo, postdoc IMO, was one of the 18 participants of the 11th Summer Course 'Marine Ecological & Evolutionary Genomics' held in France.

Sven Thatje lectures on the Deep Ocean

The Conference took place on June 3, 2015 at the Main Campus of the University of Concepcion.

IMO welcomes its new post docs

The new post docs come from France, United Kingdom, United States, Spain and Chile

First course on Flow Cytometry

The first Advanced Course on Flow Cytometry was held at the Marine Station of the University of Concepcion, in Dichato.

Scientific Day Camp - ChileVA!

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.

IMO researchers attended the IMBER Open Science Conference

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.

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