Dr. Dimitri Gutiérrez is a biological oceanographer of the Peruvian Institute of Marine Research (IMARPE). His studies have been focused on the effects of climate variability on the marine productivity and subsurface oxygenation in the coastal South Eastern Pacific involving paleoproxies and in situ data analyses, benthic responses to natural and human-induced hypoxia, and recent spatial and temporal changes of the Peruvian upwelling as related to global trends. Dr. Gutiérrez received his Ph. D degree in oceanography at the University of Concepción, Chile, in 2000. He is author or co-author of over 60 peer-review research publications. Dr. Gutiérrez also leads a graduate program of Marne Sciences in the Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia. He has been involved in developing adaptation projects for the impact of climate change on Peruvian fisheries and marine coastal ecosystems and currently is a member of the IOC-UNESCO Global Ocean Oxygen Network (GO2NE).