As part of the XL Congress of Sciences organized by the Sociedad Chilena Sea Science Sea and the University of Magallanes.
Punta Arenas, 18 from December to 2019.- The Chilean Antarctic Institute (INACH) invites professionals from the area of marine biology, fishing engineering and other related professions, to apply for the second version of the Scientific Observer Training on International Scientific Observation System (SISO) which it has developed the Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources (CCRVMA), to monitor fishing activities and enforcement of conservation measures regulating fisheries in the Southern Ocean.
This body will take place on 23 Y 24 May 2020 at the University of Magallanes in Punta Arenas, within the framework of the XL Congress of Sciences of the Sea. Among its main objectives is to educate participants about the structure of this system, his origins, conservation measures regulating fishing activities, learn to identify the species of commercial interest and those that are retained as bycatch. Theoretical and practical content will be dictated by both researchers and observers scientists currently working in the area of CCAMLR.
The organizer of the activity and researcher at the INACH, Francisco Santa Cruz explained that the purpose of this course is to enable participants to know what the SISO and possibly consider as a career opportunity and contribution to Antarctic science. "This training is an excellent opportunity for interested professionals can internalize in the operation of CCAMLR and SISO. Fisheries in the Southern Ocean are growing rapidly, approaches have been established with the ecosystem responsible exploitation, for which it is very necessary to have trained people to work exercise scientific observation ", express.
Likewise, He added that scientific observation is "one of the main sources of data to assess the impact of fishing on the ecosystem and the development of appropriate mitigation measures that conserve marine resources".
There is only a total of twenty quotas, so those interested should complete an application form online until 28 February 2020 available HERE, also attaching a letter of motivation and background. Training is free.