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

MACH project presented in Webinar organized at UFRO


Last September 13, advances of the SATREPS project were presented in a webinar organized by the Applied Microbial Ecology Laboratory (EMALab) of the La Frontera University (UFRO). This webinar entitled “Understanding the role of bacterial communities in aquatic ecosystems with anthropogenic impact” was attended by researchers from  the United States, China and UFRO students and staff.  

First, Professor Milko Jorquera, director of MACH, gave an overview of the project and its progress in its fourth year of implementation, including monitoring and sampling at various locations along the coast of Chile (link:, such as Antofagasta, Puerto Saavedra, Bahía Mansa, Puerto Montt, Calbuco, Cucao, Quellón, Melinka, and Punta Arenas, as well as the analysis using such monitoring data.

The MACH project is advancing in its objectives thanks to the work of its researchers and will be carrying out various activities in a post-pandemic scenario.