IFOP Board of Directors, visits Dr. Barbieri Scientific Vessel
26 April, 2024

IFOP Board of Directors, visits Dr. Barbieri Scientific Vessel

May 1st, 2024 Periodista Gabriela.Gutiérrez

Today, April 25th, in Valparaíso’s port, IFOP’s Board of Directors visited Dra. Barbieri, new scientific vessel with the aim of meeting the crew and observing its latest technology equipment, IFOP authorities toured the modern facilities, fishing laboratories, dry and wet, accommodations for the researchers and crew, engine room, dining rooms, kitchen.

Claudio Maggi, IFOP Board of Directors President, explained today we had the opportunity to see the new ship, its equipment, facilities, spaces, and it is truly a pride for all the members of the Council to be able to be here and understand that with this IFOP, and the country They gain greater research capacity, but this is also the result of the national engineering design, it is a feeling of great joy. In addition, the spaces, the equipment, everything is of a very advanced technological level, it is a ship that works based on digital technologies, automated technologies that are very efficient in energy terms. We also shared with part of the crew, it was very pleasant to meet those who are going to work. In this scientific ship, we are very optimistic, with this IFOP gains a lot in terms of fisheries research and that is good for the country.

Claudia Torrijos, IFOP Advisor, referred to the visit, “the ship is wonderful”, very modern, she also highlighted that there is a female pilot, which is very important for equity in this area of ​​science and technology and we hope that this scientific vessel Dr. Barbieri, becomes a reference for fisheries research in our country and to be able to project this work to international spaces and in this way that IFOP continues to be a reference for marine sciences in our country and in South America.

Gonzalo Pereira, IFOP Executive Director, added this is one of the milestones in the process of incorporating this new research platform into IFOP, on this occasion it is the Board of Directors members who can visit this new vessel, which will be in charge of IFOP in its operation, but which belongs to the State of Chile and that the directors can also get to know it and take part in this great step. The vessel is a great tool that helps us carry out fishing research with state-of-the-art technology. There are all the comforts so that both the crew and the researchers can work and it should be noted that we have the pilot Aylin on board who has joined our institution in this very important work.

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