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.
Hugo Silva Oliva
Dr. Silva obtained his undergraduate degree as a Biochemist and his PhD in Aquaculture Sciences from the Universidad Austral de Chile.
A specialist in aquaculture research, Dr. Silva did postdoctoral work with the company Ewos (now Cargill). His unique, pioneering studies on oral delivery were useful to the development of the salmon industry. Dr. Silva has also applied for, developed, and managed Corfo and Innova Bio Bio projects.
Dr. Silva’s research has been developed within a highly collaborative framework private companies and national universities such as the Universidad de Concepción, Universidad Austral de Chile, and Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile. At the latter, he did postdoctoral studies in the area of oral delivery and substance microencapsulation. His work with foreign universities resulted in technology transfer from the University College London (England) to Chile
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
Ms. Navarro holds a degree in Social Communication and is a Journalist from the Universidad Diego Portales. She has a Certificate in Antarctic Matters and is specialized in the dissemination of scientific topics.
Ms. Navarro was a journalist for the newspapers La Prensa Austral in the Magallanes Region and Las Últimas Noticias, belonging to El Mercurio S.A.P. She has written for several media outlets, including the magazine Caras for Editorial Televisa.
She is currently a member of the Regional Environmental Committee of the Magallanes Region and is responsible for press communications at the Research Center Dynamics of High Latitude Marine Ecosystems (IDEAL) of the Universidad Austral de Chile.
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.
Daniela Jofré Carreño
Ms. Jofré Carreño holds degrees in Social Communication and Journalism from the University of Arts, Sciences and Communications (UNIACC). Moreover, she is certified in Locution and Effective Communication and has completed a Master’s Degree in documentary film making, also at UNIACC.
Ms. Jofré Carreño has covered topics related to science and the environment for a variety of media such as La Cuarta, La Hora, TV Red, TVN Red Austral, Pingüino Multimedia and the newspaper, El Pingüino. She was Head of the Communications Department of the Provincial Government of Última Esperanza (Region of Magallanes) and currently collaborates with Patagonia Rock Magazine.
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
Ms. San Martín holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Auditing and is an Accountant from the Universidad Católica de la Santísima Concepción (UCSC). She also holds Certificates in Public Management (UCSC) and International Financial Information Standards from the Universidad de Concepción (UDEC). Furthermore, Ms. San Martín has extensive experience in administering Fondequip, FIA, CORFO, and FONDAP projects; and has worked in the regional management of CORFO and for companies such as Corralco Inversiones S.A. and Chile.com S.A.
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.
Hermes Galo Andrade
A Marine Biologist at the University of Magallanes, Mr. Galo Andrade has collaborated in the field, taking samples. He has also worked on conservation issue as well as in the area of fishing regulation and compliance for the National Fisheries and Aquaculture Service (SERNAPESCA). Moreover, he has experience as an operator working with marine crops.