IMO postdoctoral researchers Dr. Deborah Steele and Dr. Anthony Bertagnolli were awarded Fondecyt Postdoctoral Projects 2016 to develop their proposals "The physiological state of phytoplankton: quantitification of allomers under different oceanographic and experimental conditions as a tool to improve satellite biomass and primary production estimates in the eastern South Pacific" and "Thaumarchaeal ecophysiology amid seasonal de-oxygenation along the central Chilean coast," respectively.
Dr. Ramiro Riquelme-Bugueño was awarded a Fondecyt Project for Research Initiation with his proposal entitled: Spatial shifts in the trophic function of the mesozooplankton in the Eastern South Pacific foodweb."
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
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)