Humberto E. González Estay
Professor at the Institute of Marine and Limnological Sciences at the Faculty of Sciences at the University Austral of Chile. He completed his doctoral and postdoctoral fellow at the University of Bremen, Germany.
He has directed numerous Fondecyt projects and participated as principal investigator at the Center FONDAP COPAS (Center for Oceanographic Research in the Eastern South Pacific).
While living in Germany, he participated in expeditions to the Arctic and Antarctica, where he investigated the vertical particle flux and biogeochemical fluxes in marine ecosystems in high latitudes.
As Director of the Research Center Dynamics of High Latitude Marine Ecosystems (IDEAL), he is in charge of its scientific and administrative management.
Iván Gómez Ocampo
Professor at the Institute of Marine and Limnological Sciences at the Faculty of Sciences at the University Austral of Chile. Deputy Director of the Research Center Dynamics of High Latitude Marine Ecosystems (IDEAL). He completed his doctorate at the University of Bremen, and postdoc at the Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research (AWI), both in Germany.
In his professional career, he has directed several Fondecyt projects as well as a Antarctic Associative Science Project (PIA) financed by CONICYT and supported by INACH.
He has focused his research on ecology, photobiology and physiology of algal communities of different coastal systems, including temperate, cold and polar regions.
Javier Arata Soto
Marine Biologist at the University of Valparaiso and Dr.Sc. at the University Austral of Chile. He completed his post-doctorate at the University of Massachusetts in the United States.
Over the past 20 years, he has been linked to the administration of national and international scientific projects. He has worked as a researcher, coordinator and manager of research programs in Chile, the United States and Canada.
He was the coordinator of the department in charge of research funding at the Chilean Antarctic Institute (INACH), and also served as president of the National Scientific Committee of the Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources (CCAMLR) between 2009 and 2015. Since 2011, he is a national representative in the Population and Conservation Status Working Group of the Agreement on the Conservation of Albatrosses and Petrels (ACAP), which brings together 13 countries.
Carla Firmani Sánchez
Journalist and graduate in Social Communication from the University Austral of Chile. Masters degree in Science Communication, specializing in Environmental and Biotechnological Studies at the Pompeu Fabra University (Spain), and has a M.B.A in Marketing from the University Adolfo Ibáñez.B
With over 15 years of experience in corporate communications, media management, public relations, scientific disclosure and management of social networks, she has led various multidisciplinary communications and multi-stakeholders initiatives.
She has worked at various national agencies, such as the Transdisciplinary Centre for Environmental Studies and Sustainable Human Development of the University Austral of Chile (CEAM), the Center for Research and Environmental Planning (CIPMA) and the Library of the Congress. She has also participated in projects of international organizations, such as, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), the United Nations Program for Development (UNDP) and the Global Environment Facility (GEF) Fund. During 2013 and 2014, she served in the first Center for Science Communication that was created in Chile by the University Andres Bello.
Andrea Navarro Gezan
Journalist with a degree in Social Communication from the University of Diego Portales. She worked at the newspaper ¨Ultimas Noticias¨, covering political, international and the society sections.
She served on the Editorial Televisa, where she wrote for several national magazines such as Cosmopolitan, Para Ti and Seventeen. She also helped the Gaudí Group Communications Agency, where she was responsible of the press management of the Huilo-Huilo Biological Reserve. While at the newspaper La Prensa Austral, she participated in the implementation of its website.
Lorenzo Palma Morales
Mr. Palma is a Journalist, with a Bachelor’s degree in Social Communication, Humanities, and Social Sciences from the Universidad Austral de Chile (UACh). He also holds a diploma in Investigative Journalism from the Universidad de Chile and a Master’s degree in Rural Development from the UACh.
Mr. Palma has acted as Communications Manager for a variety of projects, advocating for the sciences and environmental issues. In particular, he has collaborated on projects carried out by the Universidad Austral de Chile, CORFO, the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), Explora de Conicyt, and the Environmental Protection Fund (FPA). More recently, Mr. Palma has collaborated with the project Cultura CTI (STI Culture: Science, Technology, and Innovation). He also worked as a journalist for the Diario Austral de Valdivia.
In 2011, Mr. Palma received the “Jorge Torres” prize, awarded by the Extension Coordination of the Faculty of Philosophy and Humanities, UACh, in recognition of his work. Moreover, he won the Second Thesis Contest for Citizen Interest Themes organized by the UACh and the initiative Nueva Región Como Vamos (Ninth Region How We’re Doing) for his 2012 undergraduate thesis.
Marjorie Arriagada Caricheo
Audit Accountant with a degree in Management Control at the University Austral of Chile.
She worked in the Projects Unit at the same university, in the areas of accounting, administration and financial management, leading the financial management of various projects financed with public services such as Explora-CONICYT, CORFO, the Ministry of Energy Funds and the Regional Government of Los Ríos.
Claudio Rodríguez Oyarzo
Accountant, Universidad Austral de Chile.
Mr. Rodríguez has worked as a system analyst, support executive for institutional projects, account analyst, and financial executive for Corfo Innovation projects.
Claudia M. Cárcamo Jara
Executive Secretary from the Institute of Santo Tomas. She has extensive professional experience as an executive and management assistant, attending integrally to top executives in the public and private sectors. She has worked mainly in the forestry, banking, industrial, commercial, vineyards and export areas, in the city of Santiago.
Angélica Saldivia Vásquez
Executive Secretary and Family Counselor with a major in Human Relations at the University of Los Lagos and English and French translator from the Latin American School of Interpreters (ELADI).
Throughout her career, she has served as assistant manager in areas related to hydrocarbons, electricity, education, health and hospitality, among others.
Luis Villegas Bustamante
Mr. Villegas has worked as a security guard in various companies and institutions in Punta Arenas. His ample coursework includes “Onboard Safety Training and Familiarization” through the Centro de Capacitación Litoral (Coastal Training Center).
He is, moreover, an experienced private security guard and driver. Throughout his career, he has provided support services to fishers and divers in the field.