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

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

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.

More than 180 presentations were submitted from Peru, Ecuador, Argentina, Colombia, Brazil, the United States, France, Australia and Chile, either in the form of oral presentations or as informative posters. A number of public and private Chilean institutions, including universities and research centers, are going to take part in this congress.

Óscar Pizarro, doctor in physical oceanography and associate researcher at the Millennium Institute of Oceanography (IMO), is in charge of organizing the congress and is enthusiastic about the project. “The aim of the congress is to gather together the national and international scientific community, including undergraduate and postgraduate students, working on topics related to physical oceanography, meteorology and climatology in the South Pacific, in order to share, in a specialized environment, the progress of the many research projects carried out by research groups and individual researchers,” explained Dr. Pizarro.

In addition, it is always important to create links to develop future relationships, to foster collaboration, and also to strengthen scientific knowledge on the subject. “This congress offers opportunities to stimulate discussion about new projects, as well as to strengthen collaborative networks and create new ones. For students, it represents a great opportunity to make new contacts and to consider their possibilities with respect to future workspaces and training,” noted Dr. Pizarro.

The topics to be discussed in the next version of the congress are related to fjord modeling and the oxygen minimum.

The main themes of the congress are climate variability and global change, meteorology and physical oceanography in the region, ocean-atmosphere interaction, estuarine and coastal oceanography, paleoclimate, waves and tsunamis, along with renewable and non-conventional energy sources.

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