Program Update: Census of Marine Life – November 2010
Following the global announcement of Census of Marine Life research program findings in October 2010, many of the national and regional committees of the Census are holding symposia and workshops to convey and promote Census findings to their local audiences. The first of these took place 29-30 November in Santiago, Chile, organized by Victor Ariel Gallardo of the Scientific Steering Committee and South American Committee. Chilean participants of the Census program presented results from their research and global project representatives shared results and opportunities for follow-on work in the eastern South Pacific. Discussions focused on the need for observing systems and ongoing work in the Antarctic, both of which are of high priority and interest to Chile.