Antonio is currently a postdoctoral researcher associated to the Center for the Study of Multiple Drivers on Marine Socio-Ecological Systems (MUSELS) at the University of Concepción in Chile. He holds a Master degree in Oceanography from the University of Concepción, and a PhD degree from the University of Bergen working at the Marine Microbiology Group.
In MUSELS, Antonio is focused on the maintenance, calibration and quality control of the platforms installed in the northern Chilean coast and also in Patagonia. On both areas his research estimates the temporal environmental variability in the areas with mussel farming activities. He also maintains the oceanographic and biochemical databases using the information from our time-series studies, research cruisers and experiments. He also interact with other observation and monitoring programs (e.g. GOA-ON, LAOCA).
The recently created LAOCA Network integrate different activities of 8 Latin-American countries concerning the understanding of the ocean acidification and its interaction with other local processes and their impact on marine ecosystems and their services through international cooperation. The talk will describe the main activities of LAOCA Network and will also outline the main research efforts carried out by the Chilean section of the network related to the variability of the inorganic carbon/carbonate system in the coastal area of the eastern South Pacific.