Between 11 and 18 June 2016, a scientific Workshop of the ANTARES Network (www.antares.ws) was held in Mar del Plata, Argentina.
The ANTARES Network was born about 10 years ago and it is comprised by researchers from Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, USA, Mexico, Peru and Venezuela, who collaborate exchanging and integrating scientific satellite data on sea surface temperature and ocean color, and in situ observations through oceanographic time series studies for the Latin American region.
The network is being sponsored by the Inter-American Institute for Global Change (IAI) through the Project of Collaborative network CRN3094.
IMO represents Chile in ANTARES with the participation of several IMO researchers under the coordination of Ruben Escribano.
During the workshop in Mar del Plata, the advances in observational studies on climate and oceanographic variability were presented for the different ecoregions of Latin America, covering the last two decades.
ANTARES network constitutes a valuable-interdisciplinary platform to describe and understand ecosystem responses of the ocean to climate variation, and their socio-economical implications for Latin American countries, such that oceanographers can meet and interact with ecologists, economists and social scientists.