Development of harmful algal bloom monitoring methods and forecast system for sustainable aquaculture and coastal fisheries in Chile (Monitoring of algae in Chile)
2018 10.18

Kickoff ceremony was held on 2018.9.5 at Santiago, Chile.

Participation at “5th Research application Seminar to Mussel Farming” organized by INTEMIT and CETMIS

  On October 10, we have participated a seminar in Castro city, Los Lagos Region (Chiloé Island) , co-organized by  Technological Institute of Mitilicultura (INTEMIT)  and CETMIS (Centro de Extensionismo Tecnológico para una Mitilicultura Sustentable) for local mussel farming producers. Audiences included local mussel farmers, local National Fisheries Service office (SERNAPESCA), local aquaculture companies and local high school students from Castro, Chonchi and Quemchi, gathering more than 200 people.   This seminar is held every October by INTEMIT for Los Lagos mussel farmers, aiming to promote information sharing among researchers and local industries with the latest information on mussel culture and this year marks 5th event.   As a result, there was a […]

Seminar of project MACH at Temuco, Araucanía Region

     On September 4, we have co-organized a public seminar at Temuco city, Araucanía Region with Universidad de La Frontera (UFRO). Audiences included local regional Araucanía government, Temuco Municipality staff, researchers and students and staff from UFRO. Main objective of this public seminar was to inform to citizens and public sectors of Temuco city and surrounding area a progress of ongoing project and its potential benefit to their community.     First, Professor Milko Jorquera, director of MACH project, overviewed the ongoing progress in its second year of 5-years project: monitoring and sampling through all part of Chile (link:), that is, Antofagasta, Puerto Saavedra, Bahía Mansa, Puerto Montt, Calbuco, Cucao, Quellón, […]

The 2nd Joint Coordination Committee at UFRO

   On September 5, we held the 2nd Joint Coordination Committee (JCC) of project MACH at University of La Frontera (UFRO) at Temuco together with all associated members.  A JCC is organized annually to share all the scientific and management progress on MACH project and discuss various issues related to 5 years project of implementation such as equipment procurement, scientific data sharing, and confirmation of technical visit to Japan and so on. A day before JCC meeting on September 4th, members from all the scientific institution of both Chile and Japan have internal meeting to prepare for the JCC meeting and shared progress and coming research plan.     In this […]

Visiting IFOP Magallanes group in Punta Arenas

On Sep. 9th, 2019, Prof. Maruyama, Dr. Fujiyoshi and Mr. Vilugrón , SATREPS lab assistant in IFOP Puerto Montt visited IFOP Magallanes group. The staff in Magallanes group kindly cooperates with us and take samples around Punta Arenas every month. As a part of the special seminar in IFOP, Prof. Maruyama Dr. Fujiyoshi and Mr. Vilugrón gave a talk for the members. Prof. Maruyama firstly expressed his gratitude for the member’s support, and explained the overview of SATREPS-MACH project. He emphasized that this MACH project focuses on “holobiome: the interaction between HAB (Harmful Algae Bloom) and other microorganisms” as well as physicochemical factors. So far, HAB research is only focused […]

Invited talk on Workshop Konünwenu 2019 at UFRO

        On 26th september 2019, Dr. So Fujiyoshi gave a talk “Bioinformatics in Microbiome Analysis” on the workshop of “Konünwenu 2019” (link) held at University of La Frontera (UFRO).          The workshop was held by Centro de Excelencia de Modelación y Computación Científica (CEMCC), University of La Frontera. The title of the workshop “Konünwenu” means “Entrance to Cosmos” of Mapudungun (the language of the Mapuche people). CEMCC invited the speakers from broad areas of background of academic and companies, to facilitate audiences to learn about trends of each area of data science and informatics. Talks ranged from astronomy, cyber security, and data science of different research […]

Seminar of three Japanese professors at Castro, Chiloé

    At the beginning of September 2019, we invited three professors to Chile, Dr. Yoshihiro Ito (associate professor of Kyoto University, Disaster Prevention Research Institute; link), Dr. Kei Yoshimura (professor of the University of Tokyo, Institute of Industrial Science; link), and Dr. Shinji Nakaoka (lecturer of Hokkaido University, Graduate School of Life Sciences; link), to present lectures to Chilean communities. Dr. Ito is the Japanese leader of the earthquake research project that is proceeding in Mexico (link) on the same framework as our MACH project, the SATREPS International Science and Technology Cooperation Program. Dr. Yoshimura and Dr. Nakaoka are collaborating with our project (link).     On September 3, […]

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