Monday, April 3, 2017

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, in Concepcion, Chile. This event is organized by the University of Concepcion –Faculty of Natural and Oceanographic Sciences and Faculty of Physical and Mathematical Sciences, the Millennium Institute of Oceanography and the National Oceanographic Committee, Chile (CONA).

The Congress will bring together academics, researchers, postdocs, graduate and undergraduate students. The main objective is to announce their recent research results and debate on scientific questions within the areas of physical oceanography, meteorology and climate in the eastern South Pacific. Furthermore, the event will be an excellent opportunity to share new ideas and knowledge with renowned scientists who will participate as invited speakers, strengthen ongoing research, motivate new scientific collaboration and encourage the participation of under and post graduate students in scientific research. The first Congress on Physical Oceanography, Meteorology and Climate on the Eastern South Pacific was held in 2009 and it was organized by the Geophysics Department of University of Concepcion. The Congress was the result of an initiative of the Working Group on Ocean and Atmosphere Dynamics (Grupo de Trabajo sobre Dinámica del Océano y de la Atmósfera) of the National Oceanographic Committee – Chile, (CONA). The event is held every 2 years. It represents a unique instance at the national level and it summons the national scientific community of researchers and students in these areas. CEAZA (Centro de Estudios Avanzados en Zonas Aridas) and Universidad Católica del Norte hosted the second congress in 2011, in Coquimbo. In 2013 the Congress took place in Santiago and it was organized by the Department of Geophysics of the Faculty of Physical and Mathematical Sciences of the University of Chile. The last version of this event was held in Valparaiso, in 2015, and it was hosted by the School of Marine Sciences, P. Universidad Católica de Valparaíso. The Congress will consist on invited conferences, oral and poster presentations within the following areas:

• Climate Variability • Regional Oceanic Circulation
• Meteorology . Ocean-Atmosphere Interaction • Estuarine and Coastal Areas Dynamics • Paleoclimate: Observations and Models • Waves and Tsunamis . Marine Energies: Wind Power and Solar

The general coordinator is Dr. Oscar Pizarro, profesor at the Department of Geophysics and Associate Researcher at the Millennium Institute of Oceanography, University of Concepcion, Chile. For more information please contact monica.sorondo@imo-chile.cl

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