RP4 – Environmental Sustainability

The Environmental Sustainability research program (RP4) seeks to contribute to some of the most important knowledge gaps in environmental and ecological issues affecting the sustainability of Chilean aquaculture.

The RP4 team is composed of specialists in ecology, biological oceanography, modeling, phytoplankton taxonomy, physical oceanography and biogeochemistry.

The RP4 line has among its goals to promote sustainable aquaculture by improving the understanding of the main ecological and biogeochemical impacts of aquaculture on coastal ecosystems, including studies to mitigate the impact of caligidosis, improve the estimation of productive carrying capacity in key Patagonian ecosystems and improve the understanding of the drivers of Harmful Algal Blooms (HAB) in Chilean waters.