Regional Seminar

Global Challenges for Ocean Sciences and International Policies Today

Auditorio Gorbea, Facultad de Ciencias Físicas y Matemáticas, Universidad de Chile.
Beauchef 850, Santiago – Chile
Date: September 7, 2017.


14:00-14:30 Welcome words:

  • Representative of the President of University of Chile
  • Isauro Torres, Ambassador of Ocean Affairs, Chilean Ministry of Foreign Affairs
  • Gabriel Normand, First Secretary, French Embassy
  • Olivier Fudym, CNRS-South Cone
  • Guido Girardi, Senator of the Republic of Chile

14:40-15:40 Session 1: The current scientific technological revolution(s) for the ocean ecosystems; DNA/RNA sequencing, satellite observations, new technologies for an improved ocean observation

  • The future of ocean observation systems & challenges: Colomban de Vargas
  • Big data, deep learning: the revolution for marine biology with DNA sequencing: Patrick Wincker
  • Improved observations for ocean monitoring: Daniele Iudicone
  • Issues on modeling linked to climate change impacts on ocean biodiversity: Lionel Guidi

15:40-16:00 Coffee Break

16:00-16:30 Speech by Mrs Ségolène Royal, French Ambassador in charge of international negotiations for the Arctic and Antarctic poles

16:30-17:00 Keynote speaker:

  • Eric Karsenti, Challenges for ocean sciences through an integrated and transdisciplinary approach

17:00-18:15 Session 2: Regional scientific challenges, cooperation and international science programs

  • Regional cooperation for improved ocean observation in South America:
    • Andrea Freire (Brazil) (15′)
    • Leonardo Erijman (Argentina) (15′)
    • Jorge Flies (Regional authority of Magallanes, Chile) (15′)
  • Scientific challenges of the industry: Alfredo Tello (INTESAL) (15′)
  • Integrated aquaculture health and environmental management system, an ecosystem approach, SIMA – Austral: José Miguel Burgos (SERNAPESCA) (15′)

18:15-18:30 Conclusions

  • Overview on ocean governance processes today: André Abreu – Tara Expeditions Foundation
  • Messages to be addressed at the high level events in IMPAC4.