by Monica Sorondo and Silvio Pantoja (UNESCO Chair in Coastal Oceanography), Austral Summer Institute (ASI)The Austral Summer Institute (ASI) has been hosted by Universidad de Concepción, in Concepción, Chile, and carried out every January since 2001. ASI is the academic umbrella for a series of international courses in oceanography. To date, 1.100 students -ranging from advanced undergraduate participants to early careers scientists- coming from 24 countries have taken part in the ASI activities, joining 187 renowned visiting lecturers coming from 16 countries. It is relevant to point out that beyond its role in supporting high-level education and capacity building, ASI has proven to be a most useful tool in the establishment of long-term collaboration projects and further training. Read more…
Personally, and on behalf of all who have participated in ASI, we are pleased to congratulate POGO in its 20th Anniversary celebration. This important milestone is a perfect opportunity to thank and acknowledge an institution that has been essential in the development of ocean sciences in Latin America.
Monica Sorondo and Silvio Pantoja (UNESCO Chair in Coastal Oceanography)
Austral Summer Institute (ASI)
Universidad de Concepción, Concepción, Chile