Person: Alessandra Savini

Alessandra Savini is Associate Professor at the University of Milano-Bicocca (Italy) Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, where she teaches introductory courses in submarine geomorphology. She is a marine geoscientist with expertise in seafloor imaging and mapping using geophysical data and RGB underwater still images and videos. She has contributed to the development of advanced … Continued

Person: Gaspar González

Gaspar González is a Geographer, currently serving as a Geographical Information System Analyst for the Continental Shelf Project of Chile at the National Department of State Borders and Boundaries, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Chile.  He takes part of this expedition as an Observer designated by the State of Chile.

A bathymetric image of a recently discovered seamount.

News: Four New Seamounts Discovered in the High Seas

Tallest of underwater features discovered by crew of research vessel Falkor (too) stands over 1.5 miles high Video and photos available here. VALPARAISO, Chile – The crew of Schmidt Ocean Institute’s research vessel Falkor (too) discovered four underwater mountains — the tallest of which is over 1.5 miles high — on a January transit from … Continued

Person: Tauroa Aguilera Hey

Tauroa Aguilera Hey (Rapa Nui, 1997) is an artist who lives and works in Easter Island, Chile. He has a degree in visual arts with a major in painting from the Finis Terrae University (Santiago, Chile). His work focuses mainly on the representation, preservation, and development of art and culture Rapa Nui; this has led … Continued

Person: Carlos Gaymer

Carlos F. Gaymer is a Full Professor at the Department of Marine Biology at the Faculty of Marine Sciences, Universidad Católica del Norte, Chile, and Director of the Center for Ecology and Sustainable Management of Oceanic Islands (ESMOI). He is also Director and associate researcher of the Center for Advanced Studies in Arid Zones (CEAZA).  … Continued

Person: Monserratt Gonzalez

Monserratt Gonzalez is an oceanographer technician at the Laboratorio de Gases de Efecto Invernadero (LABGEI) of the Pontificia Universidad Católica Valparaíso, where she is currently working on her thesis on the distribution of microplastics in the water column and benthic organisms in the bays of Robinson Crusoe Island in the Juan Fernández Archipelago, to obtain … Continued

Person: Marcela Cornejo

Marcela Cornejo was born in Santiago, Chile. She is Oceanographer from the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso with a Doctorate in Oceanography from the University of Concepción, Chile. Marcela is a full professor at the Escuela de Ciencias del Mar, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso, Chile, and director of the Laboratory of Marine Biogeochemistry of … Continued