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CICESE and Chilean research institute formalize collaboration
2016-12-01 17:34:20 copyfrom： hits:
CICESE and IFOP directors signing the collaboration agreement in Ensenada, Baja California. (Photo: Cicese)
Thursday, December 01, 2016, 00:10 (GMT + 9)
The settlement of a general collaboration agreement between the Centre for Scientific Research and Higher Education in Ensenada (CICESE) and theInstitute of Fisheries Promotion (IFOP) of Chile have formalized a collaboration process that started more than 20 years ago, and allows for progress in meeting common objectives related to scientific collaboration, training human resources and the promotion of joint research lines.
The agreement was signed in the town of Ensenada, Baja California, by the directors of both institutions, Guido Marinone Moschetto and Leonardo Núñez Montaner, respectively, during a two-day visit of the Chilean directors to this research centre.
In the meeting held by the directors of both institutes, Dr. Alejandro Pares Sierra, a researcher of the Department of Physical Oceanography of CICESE, reported that over two decades both entities have collaborated in the development of number modeling of the ocean as well as in studies on the effects of climate change on fisheries.
He recalled that there was an international collaboration agreement between the two countries through funds provided by both the National Council of Science and Technology (CONACYT) of Mexico and the National Commission for Scientific and Technological Research (CONICYT) of Chile.
Four Chilean students have performed their degree thesis using numerical oceanographic modeling data from this collaboration. In addition, work is being carried out with Chilean colleagues to develop two studies: one on comparing current systems off Mexico and Chile using hydrographic data, and the other one on comparing current systems off Mexico and Chile using RAMS (Regional Atmosphere Modeling System) numerical simulation. Also studies on river connectivity and dynamics in order to advance towards the development of a biogeochemical model of primary production.
IFOP Executive Director, Leonardo Nuñez, considered that the settlement of this agreement offers formality to the collaboration that both entities have been able to establish for years, and said that the objectives set out in it are focused on scientific collaboration, human resource training and the promotion of new lines of joint research.
For his part, Dr. Marinone offered an overview of the main activities currently developed by the CICESE. He highlighted that the Centre maintains 197 cooperation agreements in force with national institutions, mainly universities and research centres, as well as 72 agreements with institutions from other countries, including France, Spain, the United States, Peru, Chile, Argentina, Canada, Belgium, Italy, Australia, Israel and Portugal, among others.
After the signing the agreement, a tour of the facilities of the departments of Aquaculture and Physical Oceanography of CICESE was scheduled as well as a visit to the National Subsystem of Aquatic Genetic Resources (Subnargena), whose operation is in charge of this research centre.
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