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Schedule and Activities 2-4 April 2012
HOTEL Caesar Business, Puerto Montt

WORKSHOP On-line Plataform Didymo

Proyecto de Bienes Públicos para la Competitividad

“Development of an online platform to support the management of freshwater ecosystems and for production and recreational sustainability of watersheds threatened by the invasive algae Didymosphenia geminate (Didymo)”.

 

Workshop goals Develop a blueprint for the creation of the risk assessment platform for D. geminata in Region X, Chile, to support the management of freshwater river ecosystems for commercial and recreational sustainability that can eventually be scaled, duplicated and deployed countrywide.
Institution Universidad de Chile

 

Date
Schedule
Detail of activities
 
Sunday 1 April  
Arrival to Puerto Montt of experts, organizers and participants.
 
Monday 2 April 9:00 to 9:30

Opening and welcome, regional authorities

9:30 to 10:30
Overview of the National D. geminata mitigation initiative in Chile from Subpesca & Sernapesca (L. Nuñez, E. Zamorano)
10:30 to 10:45
Coffee break
10:45 to 12:30

Distribution and abundance of D. geminata in Chile: an update.
A. Projects POCH-U CHILE (X. Molina).
B. Projects CIEP (B. Reid), CIEN (M. Lorca), CEQUA (M. Frangopulos)
C. SERNATUR: D. geminata impact and mitigation efforts in Los Lagos region (F. Ortúzar)

12:30 to 14:00
Free for lunch
14:00 to 15:00

Overview of the CORFO Project:  “Development of an on-line platform for management support of freshwater ecosystems for productive and recreational sustainability of basins faced by the threat of invasive algae Didymosphenia geminata" (V. Montecino, W. Currie, W. Horvath).

15:00 to 15:15
Coffee break
15:15 to 15:30 Stakeholders vision. (B. Horvath)
15:30 to 17:00

Workshop Goals & Expectations – Developing a blue print for the online risk-map platform, and framework for implementation of mitigation efforts (PV Sundareshwar, W. Currie, W. Horvath, V. Montecino)

17:00

Posters in the hall of topics relative to D. geminata,, biosafety and documental on Didymo.

 
Tuesday 3 April 9:00 to 10:00

Project Execution demonstration: (A. de la Fuente, R. Bustamante, W. Currie, V. Montecino)
1] Presentation of the design and on-line platform prototype.
2] Available data and tools for the Didymo control.
3] Organizational framework & platform sustainability.

10:00 to 10:15
Coffee break
10:15  to 11:00

Presence, blooms and habitat distribution of Didymosphenia geminata in North America and the experience and state of the art in New Zealand. (S. Spaulding, S. Kumar, C. Kilroy). Video-conferences.

11:00 to 11:30

Lessons from “MAF Biosecurity New Zealand”: Organizational framework needed for short and long-term D. geminata distribution monitoring. (C. Vieglais)

11:30 to 12:00

Importance of water quality chemistry and the prediction of D. geminata habitat
(PV. Sundareshwar)

12:00 to 12:30

Data management (and accessibility) of a distribution and monitoring program (C. Vieglais)

12:30 to 13:00
Detection of D. geminata in New Zealand (C. Cary). Sampling design.
13:00 to 14:30
Free for lunch
14:30 to 16:30

BREAKOUT SESSIONS – Four working groups will be made up of topical experts per group. These groups will identify existing capabilities and gaps (wish lists) and how to fill them (Chair and rapporteur)
1-PLATFORM TO SUPPORT MANAGEMENT (A. de la Fuente, L. Nuñez).
2-DATA COLLECTION PROTOCOL (X. Molina, C. Cary).
3-TOOLS FOR DIDYMO CONTROL: zonification, biosecurity, modeling, chemical analysis (R. Bustamante, PV. Sundareshwar).
4-ORGANIZATIONAL FRAMEWORK & SUSTAINABILITY (L. Nuñez, J.M. Burgos C. Vieglais).

16:30 to 16:45
Coffee break
16:45 to 17:45
Break-out Group Outcome Summaries – what are the unmet needs.
 
Wednesday 4 April 9:00 to 9:30
Presentation of the undersecretary of Fisheries Mr. Pablo Galilea. Launching of the Protocol.
9:30 to 10:00 Plenary session and recap of Breakout Session Summaries (V. Montecino, PV. Sundareshwar)
10:00 to 11:30
Integration of Breakout Session Modules- Open forum with decision makers available to find answers to the questions from the previous day’s breakout sessions.
11:30 to 11:45
Coffee break
11:45 to 12:30
Action Items and timelines (V. Montecino, W. Currie)
12:30 to 13:00
Closure of Workshop
 
Thursday 5 April  
Return
 
Hosted by: Universidad de Chile in collaboration with POCH Ambiental SA, Gobierno Regional Decima Región Los Lagos, Subsecretaria de Pesca and Servicio Nacional de Pesca, sponsored by COMITE INNOVA CHILE – CORFO
 
Convener and general Coordinator: Vivian Montecino ( Esta dirección de correo electrónico está protegida contra spambots. Usted necesita tener Javascript activado para poder verla. )
Workshop manager: William Currie ( Esta dirección de correo electrónico está protegida contra spambots. Usted necesita tener Javascript activado para poder verla. )
Staff: Marta Cariceo, Jose Miguel Roig ( Esta dirección de correo electrónico está protegida contra spambots. Usted necesita tener Javascript activado para poder verla. , Esta dirección de correo electrónico está protegida contra spambots. Usted necesita tener Javascript activado para poder verla. )
 
Venue: Hotel Caesar Business, Avenida Seminario 252, Puerto Montt Chile
 
Invited and Local Key Note Speakers:
Bustamante, Ramiro. PhD. Ecology, microevolution of invasive species. Faculty of Sciences, Dept. Ecological Sciences, University of Chile, Santiago, Chile. Esta dirección de correo electrónico está protegida contra spambots. Usted necesita tener Javascript activado para poder verla.
Cary, Craig. Environmental Biotechnology. University of Waikato, Hamilton, New Zealand Esta dirección de correo electrónico está protegida contra spambots. Usted necesita tener Javascript activado para poder verla.
De la Fuente, Andrés. Territorial monitoring systems, knowledge management. Faculty of Agronomical Sciences, University of Chile, Santiago, Chile. Esta dirección de correo electrónico está protegida contra spambots. Usted necesita tener Javascript activado para poder verla.
Montecino, Vivian. Phytoplankton ecology; limnic, estuarine and upwelling ecosystems; bio-optics, air-sea interactions and climate change. Associate Professor, Faculty of Sciences, Dept. Ecological Sciences, University of Chile, Santiago, Chile. Esta dirección de correo electrónico está protegida contra spambots. Usted necesita tener Javascript activado para poder verla.
Molina Ximena. Water management, environmental sciences and river ecology. Dr (c) Geografía: Gestión Ambiental y Paisaje (U. Barcelona). Project Manager, Consultant POCH Ambiental S.A., Santiago, Chile. Adjunct Professor, School of Environmental Sciences, Faculty of Sciences, University of Chile, Santiago, Chile. Esta dirección de correo electrónico está protegida contra spambots. Usted necesita tener Javascript activado para poder verla.
Sundareshwar, P. V. Associate Professor, State Carbon Scientist, Ecosystem Ecologist, and Biogeochemist. Water quality, Wetland Ecology and Management, Nutrient Cycling, Global Change. Institute of Atmospheric Sciences, South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, Rapid City, SD 57701. Esta dirección de correo electrónico está protegida contra spambots. Usted necesita tener Javascript activado para poder verla.
Vieglais, Christina. Risk assessment for biosecurity, biosafety, biodiversity and biotechnology decision-making. Biotechnologist, Environmental Risk Analysis Programs, Biotechnology Regulatory Services, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, United States Department of Agriculture, Riverdale, Maryland 20737 USA. Esta dirección de correo electrónico está protegida contra spambots. Usted necesita tener Javascript activado para poder verla.
 
Video conferences:
Sunil Kumar. Landscape ecology, species distribution modeling/Niche modeling, species invasions, geospatial analyses, remote sensing, GIS, spatial statistics, community ecology, climate change, public health, and biomass modeling. Natural Resource Ecology Lab., Colorado State University, Fort Collins, USA. Esta dirección de correo electrónico está protegida contra spambots. Usted necesita tener Javascript activado para poder verla.
Cathy Kilroy. Freshwater Ecologist at the National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research (NIWA), New Zealand. Diatom taxonomy, diversity and distribution in rivers and wetlands; Biomonitoring using algae, Riccarton, Christchurch, New Zealand. Esta dirección de correo electrónico está protegida contra spambots. Usted necesita tener Javascript activado para poder verla.
Sarah Spaulding. Environmental, geologic, and evolutionary changes through paleoecology, systematics and biogeography of freshwater diatoms. US Geological Survey and INSTAAR, University of Colorado, Boulder, USA. Esta dirección de correo electrónico está protegida contra spambots. Usted necesita tener Javascript activado para poder verla.
 
Scientists of the Didymo Project (CORFO-INNOVA):
Diaz, Carolina. Freshwater diatomologist. Dr (c) Ciencias con mención en Ecología y Biología Evolutiva (EBE), Facultad de Ciencias, Universidad de Chile. Santiago de Chile Esta dirección de correo electrónico está protegida contra spambots. Usted necesita tener Javascript activado para poder verla.
Horvath, William. Freshwater advisor. PhD. Bioanalytical Chemistry. Procter & Gamble Corporation. Futeleufu. Chile Esta dirección de correo electrónico está protegida contra spambots. Usted necesita tener Javascript activado para poder verla.
Muñoz, Paola. Environmental biologist. Faculty of Sciences, Dep. Ecological Sciences, University of Chile, Santiago, Chile. Esta dirección de correo electrónico está protegida contra spambots. Usted necesita tener Javascript activado para poder verla.
 
Institutional National Representatives & Rapporteurs:
José Miguel Burgos. Veterinarian. Head of Aquaculture Department, Subsecretaria de Pesca (SUBPESCA), Valparaíso, Chile.
Frangopulos, Máximo. PhD. Phytoplankton ecology, trophic interactions in aquatic ecosystems. Centro de estudios del cuaternario Fuego-Patagonia, CEQUA, Punta Arenas, Chile
Lembeye, Georgina. Aquatic Biologist. Unidad Gestión Sanitaria y Plagas. Depto. de Acuicultura, Unidad de Gestión Sanitaria y Plaga. Subsecretaria de Pesca (SUBPESCA), Valparaíso, Chile.
Mauricio Lorca. Environmental civil engineer, Master in Ciencias de la Ingeniería. Executive Director Centro de Investigación y Desarrollo CIEN Austral. Pto. Montt, Chile.
Nuñez, Leonardo. Marine Biologist. Servicio Nacional de Pesca (SERNAPESCA)
Reid, Brian. PhD in Ecology, resident researcher. Centro de Investigación en Ecosistemas de la Patagonia (CIEP). Coyhaique. Chile.
Zamorano, Eugenio. Veterinarian. Unidad de Gestión Sanitaria y Plagas. Subsecretaria de Pesca (SUBPESCA), Valparaíso, Chile.
 
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