The Austral Summer Institute, hosted by the University of Concepcion, Chile, as part of the UNESCO Chair programme, was established in 2001 and was supported by POGO until 2014, and again in 2018. The second ASI focussed on Physical Oceanography, specifically the following topics:
- Processing of data obtained with a towed stream acoustic profiler
- Physical oceanographic data analysis with emphasis on the South Pacific ocean
- Numerical techniques for oceanographers
- Numerical models of ocean processes The ocean response for severe storms
During ASI II, research carried out by lecturer and students resulted in a scientific publication: Wind-induced exchange at the entrance to Concepción Bay, an equatorward facing embayment in central Chile. 2004. Valle-Levinson, A., Schneider, W., Sobarzo M., et al., 2004. Deep-Sea Research II 51, 2371–2388. DOI: 10.1016/j.dsr2.2004.08.010.