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Millennium Nucleus NUTME and Millennium Institute BASE invite to a virtual talk about an unprecedented expedition through the Weddell Sea

The directors of both centers of the National Agency for Research and Development (ANID) will meet on March 16 to share their experiences diving in Antarctic waters, and as part of a collaborative international expedition.

Monday, March 13, 2023.- “Let’s dive into Antarctica?: experiences and learning from an international scientific expedition to the Weddell Sea”, is the title of the virtual discussion organized by the Millennium Institute for Biodiversity of Antarctic and Subantarctic Ecosystems (BASE) and the Millennium Nucleus for the Ecology and Conservation of Temperate Mesophotic Reef Ecosystems (NUTME). The event will be broadcast on digital platforms of both institutions, on Thursday, March 16 at 6:00 p.m.

At the meeting, the Director of the Millennium Institute BASE, Dr. Elie Poulin, will share views on diving and science, together with the Director of the Millennium Nucleus NUTME, Alejandro Pérez-Matus, who for 15 days were part of an international scientific expedition that took them through the inhospitable Larsen B platform and diving in the depths of the Weddell Sea, in Antarctica.

Moderated by Nadia Politis, a journalist specialized in science and Director of the Communications Department of the Millennium Institute BASE, the guests will discuss technical aspects of diving in icy waters, their personal experiences in the expedition dives they shared in December 2022 and the impact that diving has on science.

The event has the support of the University of Chile, the Faculty of Biological Sciences of the Pontifical Catholic University of Chile, the Subtidal Ecology Laboratory SUBELAB, U-Antártica, the Association of Young Polar Scientists (APECS-Chile), and the Antarctic Youth Coalition of Punta Arenas (AYC-PUQ).


You can access the YouTube channel of the Millennium Institute BASE here.


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