Marine Conservation Center, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile

CCM

Santiago, Chile

Region Active

South America

Academic

Activity

Marine research, Marine protected areas, Sustainable fishing

Description

CCM is a Nucleus Center which has the objective of gaining an understanding of the processes and biological interactions that affect biodiversity, population abundance, productivity and connectivity among coastal marine communities, and how the processes and impacted on by fishing. Via their work and networks, they aim to create a system whereby care of marine ecosystems lies in society and the active participation of citizens in conservation and management. The creation of marine protected areas in Chile forms part of their research. Note that this Nucleus Center forms part of the Millennium Scientific Initiative program of the National Research and Development Agency (ANID), belonging to the Ministry of Science, Technology, Knowledge and Innovation of Chile. "Chile es Mar ”is an extension program of the Millennium Nucleus Marine Conservation Center of the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, which aims 'to a) change the collective concept of the territory of Chile, to also include the sea highlighting its importance, b) generate a feeling of pride in that vast ocean by informing about its peculiarities, its oceanography, its biodiversity and its valuable resources that contribute so much to the Chilean economy, and (c) make each of Chileans responsible for the conservation of their sea by changing the way in which they approach its use for recreation, productive aspects and consumption of the sea resources' (extracted from their Facebook page)