Effects of the Discharges of Glacial melting on the Antarctic coastal Ecosystem (EDGE)
Name: ECA-55 – EDGE
Distance: from Punta Arenas, Chile: 1365 km
Started: February 5, 2019. Finished: March 3, 2019.
Departure and arrival port: Punta Arenas -Chile
This approach will be possible due to the installation of an instrumented moored line, including pH, conductivity, temperature and CO2 pressure sensors and a sediment trap for several years in a coastal area with little risk of destruction by the passage of large icebergs. The sediment trap collected particles during 2019 and was recovered in the austral summer 2021. The trap was reinstalled at the same point in the summer 2021 and is already collecting particle fluxes. We will recover it in the austral summer 2022 after one year of continuous sampling.
We successfully installed and recovered a sediment trap in South Bay, Doumer Island. The samples collected by the trap during the first year of continuous sampling are processed and their results were presented at the «10th SCAR Open Science Conference. Antarctica in a Changing World (SCAR 2022)”, hosted in India in an online format.
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Marine Biology Professor
Professor at the Universidad Austral de Chile and Director of Centro IDEAL. He is a world expert in marine plancton. He mainly works in the Antartic and the Patagonian fjords.
Expert in zooplancton and carbon fluxes in hight latitude pelagic systems. He works at the Instituto de Ciencias Marinas y Limnológicas de la Universidad Austral de Chile and researcher at the Centro IDEAL.
PhD in Oceanography
Research assitent at the Universidad Austral de Chile and Centro IDEAL. He is especialist in biogenic fluxes, microplankton communities and coccoliths in the Humboldt Current and the Patagonian fjords. He is also expert in mooring techniqueploma on Antarctic Affairs.
Social Communication and Journalist
Diploma in Antarctic Affairs. It is specialized in scientific divulgation. Member of the Regional Committee of the Environment of the Magallanes Region. She is in charge of the press office of the IDEAL Center
She is a Master student at the Universidad de Concepción and Centro IDEAL, her work is entitled “Modelling summer phytoplankton growth in Maxwell Bay, Antarctica”
Marine Biologist and MSc Geography and Geomatics
She has been research field assistant in several Antarctic expeditions for Centro IDEAL. She is Research Assistant at the Ecology Department of the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile.
Silvia de Diago
PhD Marine Science