Between January 26 and 28, the Millennium Institute of Oceanography held its traditional annual meeting; An instance that seeks to publicize the work done by the different actors of the center. Salto de Laja was the chosen place, where managers, associate researchers, young people, associates, undergraduate students, masters, doctorates, as well as the Area of Extension and Administration of the IMO, evaluated the work done during 2016
The first day was spent on Thursday 26th, where the various researches done by students linked to the IMO, both undergraduate, master's and doctoral, were presented in poster format. The instance serves to publicize the results of research and contributions made to science. Then, the next day was the turn to make known the work done by each member. From managers to researchers and postdoctoral researchers, they presented the important advances made in 2016.
In addition, some distinctions were given to the best poster and photography, where the winners were Francisca Olivares (pregraduate student), Darinka Pecarevic (magister student), Lorena Arías (technical professional) and Leissing Frederick (magister student) respectively.
The activity ended with the intervention of the director of the IMO, Dr. Osvaldo Ulloa who made a positive balance of the annual meeting, in addition to the year of work of the Institute. He also emphasized the strength of youth work. "I think we are doing a great job, especially with young people. I am impressed by their strength and work. It is tremendously comforting to see their motivation. The idea is to pose new questions and new challenges to keep moving forward, "said the professional.
It should be noted that several of the IMO's milestones have been during 2016. One example of this is the participation in two expeditions: MOPEX (where 5 thousand meters of depth were reached) and CIMAR 22. In addition to the various extension projects, Which have been replicated not only in the Region of Biobío, but also in the regions of Antofagasta, Valparaíso and Magallanes. The idea is to continue on this path during 2017, in the so-called "year of the oceans".