On January 23rd, in 2019, Resident Representative of JICA (Japan International Cooperation Agency) Chile, Mr. Ryozo Hanya, visited University of Los Lagos (ULAGOS). ULAGOS is one of Core Project Members of SATREPS MACH project (link).
Mr. Hanya talked with Dr. Gonzalo Gajardo, professor of ULAGOS and Research Associate Director of our project, to hear about the progress of the project. Mr. Hanya also visited Bahía Mansa with Dr. Yohei Miyashita, Research Assistant Professor, and Ms. Karen Vergara, Research Assistant of our project. Bahía Mansa is one of our sampling points where we have started the weekly sampling and monitoring (link). We showed him how we are doing the sampling of sea water and the measurement of environmental data.
In addition, Mr. Hanya met Dr. Sandra Rios, the Research Director of ULAGOS. At the meeting, Dr. Rios stated that the MACH project is a very good opportunity for University of Los Lagos in that they have chances to strengthen their contact to local communities to contribute to citizens.