THEMATIC AREAS

The V Congress on Physical Oceanography, Meteorology and Climate of the Eastern South Pacific will consist of invited lectures, oral presentations and posters within the following thematic areas:

  • Climate variability and global change
    • This thematic area considers studies on the impact of climate variability and long-term environmental change in the Eastern South Pacific. It also includes studies on the natural and anthropogenic mechanisms that contribute to this variability.

  • Physical regional oceanography
    • This thematic area considers model- and observation-based studies for the analysis of the physical processes that contribute to the regional oceanic variability on different temporal and spatial scales. It also includes hydrographic studies, marine currents and other studies that describe the oceanographic conditions of the region.

  • Regional meteorology
    • This thematic area considers studies in meteorology that describe and explain near-surface meteorological phenomena, at a spatial scale of tens to hundreds of kilometers, in rural and urban coastal and mountain zones.

  • Ocean-Atmosphere interaction
    • This thematic area considers the study of energy, mass and momentum transfer between the ocean and the atmosphere and their consequences (both in the ocean and in the atmosphere) at different spatial and temporal scales. Studies based on in situ observations, and/or remote model-based approaches are also considered.

  • Estuarine oceanography and coastal areas
    • This thematic area considers studies of oceanographic conditions and processes in channels and austral fjords, in bays and internal waters. Observational and model-based studies are also considered.

  • Paleoclimate
    • This thematic area considers past climate studies in the Eastern South Pacific based on different types of records (terrestrial, marine, glacial, etc.), or on terrestrial climate system models.

  • Waves and tsunamis
    • This thematic area considers the study of waves in coastal and oceanic areas, especiall tidal waves and extreme events. The generation and propagation of tsunamisand the impact of surge and tsunamis in coastal areas is considered through both observational and model-based studies.

  • Non-conventional renewable energies
    • This area considers works oriented towards the evaluation of potential energy sources associated with wind, ocean wave, ocean tide and solar resources. In addition, studies on the generation and adoption of non-conventional renewable energies are included.