SHOA

CHILEAN NAVY HYDROGRAPHIC AND OCEANOGRAPHIC SERVICE

As an activity with a great deal of interest for the students who are part of the scientific-marine camp our ocean, on Monday, October 5, it took place a conference about the duties of the Hydrographic and Oceanographic Service of the Navy (SHOA), at the Museo Marítimo Nacional (National Maritime Museum), in which the students learned some more about the sea, complementing what they had already learned during the previous days, in the context of the conference our ocean.

During the occasion, the students from grades 5 and 6, all from different schools along the country, including children from Easter Island, Juan Fernandez and Magallanes, were part of a presentation about the many different activities carried out by the SHOA, and particularly the work of the National Tsunami Warning System (SNAM), with the aid of videos and other graphic material; showing a lot of interest in knowing the aspects related to tsunamis.

Scientific Camp Our Ocean

This camp has as an objective to stand in for education as a factor for preserving species and ecosystems living in the sea. The initiative is organized by a public-private alliance of institutions that have decided to include abilities to accomplish a one-of-a-kind educational experience.

The Executive Secretary is the Foundation Ciencia Joven (Young Science) and it is sponsored by the Environmental Cooperation Agreement Chile – United States, through the International Program of Technical Assistance of the Government of the United States. It considers activities related to the ocean, supported by well-known scientists with a career and scientific-educational experience related to the Oceans.

Additionally, the support of the institutions that are part of the Consorcio de Educación para la Conservación Marina (Educational Consortium for Marine Preservation), integrated by the Pontifica Universidad Católica de Chile, The Universidad de Concepción, the Centro de Estudios Avanzados en Zonas Áridas, The Núcleo Milenio Centro de Conservación Marina and Wildlife Conservation Society – Chile, are essential to bring the camp to life.