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We conduct pioneering interdisciplinary oceanographic research, addressing scientific problems in a comprehensive and collaborative manner.
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What is our main area of concern?

The eastern South Pacific Ocean is IMO’s main object of study because it has sharp hydrographic, biochemical and ecological gradients, ranging from extremely productive waters in the Humboldt Current to highly oligotrophic waters in the Subtropical Gyre.

Additionally, in the last decade, the scientific community has acquired an important understanding of the structure and functioning of the Humboldt Current. However, little is known about the vast region of oceanic waters and about the mesoscale activity connecting contrasting environments. At IMO we want to focus part of our research on this oceanic zone.

What is the impact of research in the eastern South Pacific?

It is clear that the dynamics of the eastern South Pacific have a global impact because it is a region where important Antarctic Intermediate Waters are formed. It has strong atmospheric-oceanic connections and coastal-ocean exchanges with the equatorial ocean and contains one of the world’s largest oxygen minimum zones (OMZs).

The peculiarities of the ecosystems in the eastern South Pacific make them natural laboratories for the study of the functioning of the ocean and for the prediction of the way in which ecosystems could react to future global changes. These studies will provide the basis for the management and conservation of the unique ecosystems in this oceanic region.

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Distribution and biodiversity patterns of hyperiid amphipods across the coastal-offshore gradient of the sub-tropical Southeast Pacific

Marine Biodiversity | Volume 51, Pages 1-17

doi:10.1007/s12526-020-01152-xJanuary, 2021

Espinosa, L.Escribano, R.Riquelme-Bugueño, R.Corredor-Acosta, A.

The community structure of hyperiid amphipods associated with two seamount regions in the South-east Pacific

Journal of the Marine Biological Association UK (JMBA) | Pages 1-12

doi:10.1017/S0025315420001344January, 2021

Mesoscale variability in the boundaries of the oxygen minimum zone in the eastern South Pacific: influence of intrathermocline eddies

Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans

doi:10.1029/2019JC015272December, 2020

The Influence of pCO2-Driven Ocean Acidification on Open Ocean Bacterial Communities during A Short-Term Microcosm Experiment in the Eastern Tropical South Pacific (ETSP) off Northern Chile

Early development and metabolic rate of the sea louse Caligus rogercresseyi under different scenarios of temperature and pCO2

Marine Environmental Research | Volume 162, Article 105154

doi:10.1016/j.marenvres.2020.105154December, 2020

Montory, J.ACumillof, J.PGebauer, P.Urbina, M.Cubillos, V.MNavarro, J.MMarín, S.LCruces, E.
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