IFOP pays tribute to Dr. María Ángela Barbieri
7 September, 2023

IFOP pays tribute to Dr. María Ángela Barbieri

September 24th, 2023 Periodista Gabriela.Gutiérrez

The researcher worked for 26 years at Fisheries Development Institute, and is the only woman who has been head of the hydroacoustic evaluation department. Chile’s new research ship will bear her name

María Ángela, is doctorate in Biological Oceanography from Université de Bretagne Occidentale (France), prominent professor, researcher and fisheries engineer at Pontificia Uiversidad Catolica de Valparaiso (PUCV), has an extensive work career, she served as academic at Universidad Catolica , as an IFOP researcher , and at the Fisheries Undersecretariat as head of fisheries development division. She is currently a member of two Scientific Committees and the Fisheries and Aquaculture Research Fund Council.

María Ángela is a pioneer in the use of satellite information and hydroacoustic research in Chile. She is the only woman who has been head of the hydroacoustic evaluation department at Fisheries Development Institute. While she was in charge of this department she generated exchanges with France and as a result of this, internships for IFOP professionals were carried out in this country. She was in charge of IFOP’s international relations and GEF Humboldt Project.

Yesterday, her IFOP colleagues honored her in Valparaíso for her outstanding work in marine sciences.
Gonzalo Pereira IFOP’s Executive Director explained “the tribute is for the new scientific research vessel baptism with her name, the activity is motivated by Dr. Barbieri’s career both at IFOP, where she was head of direct evaluations and also in Subpesca, where she served as head of the fisheries development division, is an initiative that was born from IFOP workers themselves, out of love and respect for her career. Ship Doctora Barbieri is 30.8 meters long and 9 meters wide; “It will have state-of-the-art laboratories and instruments for our fishing resources research.”
María Ángela expressed “for me it is a great emotion, a surprise, IFOP is an institution dedicated to fisheries research and therefore for me, this activity prepared by my colleagues is important.
I feel it as a recognition, from my peers, I value it a lot, it moves me because I remember all the work together with IFOP colleagues, the efforts to move the projects forward, a lot of effort, a lot of commitment and that fills me.”

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