SHOA

CHILEAN NAVY HYDROGRAPHIC AND OCEANOGRAPHIC SERVICE

 

  • SUMMER SOLSTICE DECEMBER 21, 2016

    The Summer Solstice, which marks the beginning of the summer season, will take place on 21 December at 07 hours 44 minutes (local time). 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° 27
    21-12-2016

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  • DIRECTOR OF THE ITALIAN NAVY HYDROGRAPHIC INSTITUTE VISITS THE SHOA

    In the morning of 12 December, Captain Mr. Luigi Sinapi, Director of the Italian Navy Hydrographic Institute; accompanied by Lieutenant Commander Mr. Paolo Lusiani, and the Defense Attaché of the Italian Embassy in Chile, Captain Mr. Stefano DellAlba, visited the Hydrographic and Oceanographic Service of the Navy. Upon arrival the delegation was received by the Director of the SHOA, Rear-admiral
    12-12-2016

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  • FAREWELL CEREMONY FOR STAFF MEMBERS OF THE SHOA

    The Farewell Ceremony for Personnel transshipment and for personnel going into retirement took place in the Yard of Honor of the Hydrographic and Oceanographic Service of the Navy (SHOA) on 6 December. The ceremony was presided over by the Director of the Service Mr. Patricio Carrasco. After handing them out presents to those leaving the Service, the Director acknowledged the
    06-12-2016

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  • CHILE CONTINUES TO STRENGTHEN ITS TSUNAMI WARNING SYSTEM

    With the installation of the new Buoy DART 4G 220 kilometers NW of Valparaiso, Chile now counts with 5 instruments for early tsunami detection. A year after  the installation of two prototypes of the Buoy DART 4G System  in the coast of Mejillones and Constitución, on December 5, at the Hydrographic and Oceanographic Service of the Navy (SHOA), its director
    05-12-2016

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  • CLOSING CEREMONY FOR ACADEMIC YEAR 2016

    The Military Ceremony for the Closing of the Academic Year and Graduation of the Hydrography and Oceanography Officers Category “A” and the Class of Graphic Arts, year 2016, took place on 11 December, in the Yard of Honor of the Hydrographic and Oceanographic Service of the Navy (SHOA), During the ceremony, the Director and Head of the Instruction Centre of
    05-12-2016

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  • 137th ASSEMBLY OF THE NATIONAL HYDROGRAPHIC COMMITTEE

    The 137th Assembly of the National Hydrographic Committee (CONA) took place at the Hydrographic and Oceanographic Service of the Navy (SHOA), on 1 December. The activity was led by its president Rear-admiral Mr. Patricio Carrasco, and it was attended by representatives of the 30 Member Institutions of the CONA, in a space of inter-agency collaboration where important aspects are discussed
    02-12-2016

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  • RETIRED ADMIRALS VISIT THE SHOA

    The Director of the SHOA Rear-admiral Mr. Patricio Carrasco Hellwig gave a presentation about the advances and challenges that the Hydrographic and Oceanographic Service of the Navy (SHOA) has encountered in the last few years to a delegation of Retired Admirals led by the Vice-admiral Mr. Ariel Rosas. The presentation was also attended by Rear-admirals Mr. Óscar Aranda; Eduardo Oelckers;
    30-11-2016

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  • INTEGRATED TSUNAMI WARNING PREDICTION SYSTEM IS PART OF THE NEW VERSION OF THE EXPONAVAL AND TRANSPORT 2016

    The Inauguration of the 10th International Naval and Maritime Exhibition and Conference for Latin America, Expo Naval and Transport 2016, took place at the Base Aeronaval of Concón on November 29. The President Mrs. Michelle Bachelet Jeria attended the inauguration of the fair, which brings together over 160 companies and 30 international delegations from over 27 countries around the topic
    29-11-2016

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  • THE CHILE-JAPAN BI-NATIONAL TSUNAMI AND EARTHQUAKE DRILL BEGAN WITH A MAGNITUDE 8.8 EARTHQUAKE

    Fourteen months have passed since the last earthquake and tsunami hit the coasts of our country. With a toll of 16 dead and more than 27 thousand people affected by it, this event reminds us once again that Chile is a seismic country by nature, a condition that forces us to be constantly in a state of alert and ready
    03-11-2016

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  • SCIENTISTS FROM 5 ACADEMIC ENTITIES ARE PART OF THE NEW RESEARCH CRUISE CIMAR 22

    The President of the Republic, Michelle Bachelet, described the new cruise for Scientific Research CIMAR 22 as “the start of a joint effort to move forward in the knowledge of our ocean”. The Cruise will cover the protected area Nazca-Desventuradas Marine Park for the first time. The Park was officially declared on August 24 this year and its extent exceeds
    12-10-2016

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  • SHOA CONGREGATES EXPERTS FROM AROUND THE WORLD IN INTERNATIONAL MEETING OF THE GENERAL BATHYMETRIC CHART OF THE OCEANS (GEBCO)

    Between October 10 and 14, in the premises of the Hydrographic and Oceanographic Service of the Navy (SHOA), important meetings will be held in the framework of the GEBCO project, an initiative that dates back to 1903 after the support given by Prince Albert I of Monaco, and whose purpose is to keep the series of Hydrographic charts called "General
    10-10-2016

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  • SHOA WILL PARTICIPATE IN BINATIONAL TSUNAMI DRILL CHILE-JAPAN

    Following the agreement signed in July between the governments of Chile and Japan, on 04 October at Plaza Sotomayor in Valparaiso, the official launch of the Binational Drill took place. The Drill will be held on November 3, and the activity will commemorate, according to the resolution of the General Assembly of the United Nations, the World Tsunami Awareness Day.
    04-10-2016

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  • OFFICIAL START OF THE SPRING IN THE SOUTHERN HEMISPHERE

    An equinox happens when the day has the same length as the night. This astronomic phenomenon occurs twice a year, in March and in September, and it corresponds to the moment when both poles of the earth are at the same distance from the Sun, occasion when sunlight hits both hemispheres equally and the hours of sunlight are equal to
    21-09-2016

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  • NATIONAL OCEANOGRAPHIC COMMITTEE CELEBRATES ITS 45TH ANNIVERSARY

    On September 12, the National Oceanographic Committee (CONA) celebrated its 45th anniversary in the premises of the Hydrographic and Oceanographic Service of the Navy. The ceremony was marked by emotion, and recognition of the work of two noted members of CONA. The activity was chaired by the Deputy Chief of Joint Staff, Vice Admiral Don Rodrigo Alvarez Aguirre. Naval Authorities;
    12-09-2016

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  • SHOA PARTICIPATES IN THE 22 WEEK OF THE CHILENIDAD (CHILEAN IDENTITY WEEK) 2016

    On Saturday September 10, the 22 Week of the Chilenidad was officially inaugurated in a crowded ceremony led by the mayors of the municipalities of Las Condes, La Reina and Vitacura, Mr. Francisco de la Maza Chadwick, Mr. Raul Donckaster Fernandez and Mr. Raul Torrealba del Pedregal, respectively, and the president of the Federacion de Criadores de Caballos de Chile,
    10-09-2016

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