• SUMMER SOLSTICE 21 DECEMBER 2017

    The Summer Solstice will take place on 21 December at 13 hours 28 minutes (local time), giving official start to the summer season. On this date the sun reaches the highest latitude in the Southern Hemisphere, which is also called maximum "South Declination" in astronomical and navigation terms, which coincides with the Tropic of Capricorn, at latitude 23 degrees 27 minutes
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  • FAREWELL CEREMONY FOR STAFF MEMBERS OF THE SHOA

    The farewell ceremony for personnel doing transhipment and for personnel going into retirement took place at the Hydrographic and Oceanographic Service of the Navy (SHOA), on Tuesday, December 12th. The ceremony was presided over by the Director of the Service Rear-admiral Mr. Patricio Carrasco Hellwig. After handing the retirees a present, the Director acknowledged the work and commitment of all
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  • INTERNATIONAL TSUNAMI EXPERTS ACKNOWLDEDGE THE WORK AND PROGRESS OF THE NATIONAL TSUNAMI WARNING SYSTEM OF CHILE

    The “APEC Seminar for evaluation of Tsunamis 2017" took place between December 5th- 7th and brought together experts of Tsunami Warning Centers from all over the world. The inauguration of the Seminar was attended by the President of the Republic Mrs. Michelle Bachelet Jeria; Commander in Chief of the Navy, Admiral Mr. Julio Leiva Molina, and other national authorities. The meeting
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  • WORKSHOP OF PRELIMINARY RESULTS FOR CRUISE SHIP CIMAR 22 OCEANIC ISLANDS

    Since 1995, researchers, scientists, students, and specialists in marine sciences, gather every year to present the preliminary results of the research carried out under the CIMAR Program of the National Oceanographic Committee (CONA), which considers the carrying out of the workshops that take place the following year of each trip, and this time it was the turn of the CIMAR
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  • CHILE CONGREGATES INTERNATIONAL EXPERTS ON TSUNAMIS DURING APEC SEMINAR

    The inauguration of the "APEC Seminar for evaluation of Tsunamis 2017" took place during a ceremony headed by the President of the Republic, Mrs. Michelle Bachelet Jeria, and Commander in Chief of the Navy, Admiral Mr. Julio Leiva Molina. The activity will bring together leading international experts in this field, between 5 and 7 December. The objective of the meeting
    05-12-2017

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  • THE SHOA TRAINING CENTER PERFORMED CLOSING CEREMONY OF THE ACADEMIC YEAR 2017

    The Military Ceremony for the Closing of the Academic Year and Graduation for students of the Hydrography and Oceanography Officer Category "A" course, and the course for Seafarers, Specialty Mechanical Hydrographer Oceanographer, class 2017, was held on Monday, 4 December, in the Courtyard of Honor of the Hydrographic and Oceanographic Service of the Navy (SHOA). During the ceremony, led by
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  • PHYSICIANS FROM THE HOSPITAL NAVAL OF VIÑA DEL MAR VISIT SHOA

    Professionals of the Hospital Naval Almirante Nef, led by its Director, Captain Mr. Ivo López Eterovic, visited the Hydrographic and Oceanographic Service of the Navy (SHOA) on Monday, November 27. The objective of the visit was to learn more in depth about the job performed by the Service. At the beginning of the activity, the doctors were welcomed by Admiral
    30-11-2017

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  • CIRCLE OF ITALIAN PROFESSIONALS VISIT THE HYDROGRAPHIC AND OCEANOGRAPHIC SERVICE OF THE NAVY

    To publicize the work of the Hydrographic and Oceanographic Service of the Navy (SHOA), the Service welcomed 25 members of the Circle of Professionals of Italian origin, on November 25. The delegation was led by its President, Mrs. Maria Pia Mastrantonio and Honorary Consul of Italy in Valparaíso, Mr. Franco Dezerega Pitto. Upon arrival, the Deputy Director of SHOA, Captain
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  • 139th ASSEMBLY OF THE NATIONAL OCEANOGRAPHIC COMMITTEE (CONA)

    The 139th Assembly of the National Oceanographic Committee (CONA) was held on November 23, 2017. Representatives from the all 30 Member Institutions participated in the event. During the event, which was held in premises of the Hydrographic and Oceanographic Service of the Navy (SHOA), the Executive Secretary of CONA, Rear-admiral Mr. Victor Zanelli Suffo, welcomed the guests, emphasizing this instance
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  • STUDENTS FROM THE ACADEMIA POLITECNICA MILITAR VISIT SHOA

    Six Officer Students of the 4th Regular Course of Military Engineering (CRIM) dictated by the Academia Politecnica del Ejercito, visited the SHOA on the morning of November 23. The purpose of their visit was to look with another perspective at the work to be done as future cartographers from the Instituto Geografico Militar (IGM). The delegation, led by the Chief
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  • APAC PAYS TECHNICAL VISIT TO SHOA

    On the morning of November 15, members of the Asociación de Prácticos Autorizados de Canales de Chile(APAC), visited the premises of the Hydrographic and Oceanographic Service of the Navy (SHOA), led by Vice President of the organization, Captain Mr. Nelson Fredes Rocco. The Deputy Director of SHOA, Captain Mr. Enrique Silva Villagra, received the delegation and talked about the most
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  • CHIEF OF THE GENERAL STAFF OF THE NAVY OF ECUADOR VISITS THE OPERATIONS ROOM OF THE NATIONAL TSUNAMI WARNING SYSTEM

    On Tuesday, November 12, the Chief of the General Staff of the Navy of Ecuador, Admiral Mauricio Alvear Oramas, accompanied by the Deputy Chief of the General Staff of the Chilean Navy, Commodore Mr. Yerco Marcic Conley, visited the premises of the Hydrographic and Oceanographic Service of the Navy (SHOA) as part of the XI Bilateral Meeting of General Staffs
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  • INTERNATIONAL COMMITTEE OF EXPERTS IN SEISMOLOGY VISIT SHOA

    Members of the International Evaluation Committee of the National Seismological Center (CSN), accompanied by the Director of the Institution, Dr. Sergio Barrientos Parra, visited the premises of the Hydrographic and Oceanographic Service of the Navy (SHOA), as part of an evaluation process performed by CSN, which takes place every two years, along with the permanent work of continuous improvement of
    13-11-2017

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  • DIRECTORS OF SHOA, IGM AND SAF HOLD SECOND ANNUAL COORDINATION MEETING

    The Second Meeting of Directors of the Cartographic Institutions of Defense was held on Monday, November 6, 2017, in the premises of the Hydrographic and Oceanographic Service of the Navy (SHOA). The meeting aims to establish the necessary coordination to enhance the joint work of these bodies in the field of mapping. During the event, attended by the Director of
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  • SHOA OFFICERS PARTICIPATE IN COORDINATION MEETING WITH REPRESENTATIVES OF REGIONAL TSUNAMI WARNING SYSTEM OF THE SOUTHEAST PACIFIC

    The Meeting of Coordinators of the Regional Tsunami Warning System of the Southeast Pacific (SRATPS), of the Permanent Commission for the South Pacific (CPPS) was held between November 1 and 3, in Bogotá, Colombia. The activity was attended by the Deputy Director of the Hydrographic and Oceanographic Service of the Navy (SHOA), Captain Mr. Enrique Silva Villagra, accompanied by the
    03-11-2017

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