Advancing knowledge co-production for coastal sustainability

Slide RESEARCH ON MAIN DRIVERS of environmental and social-economic changes in the Coast of Chile and the conditions that hinders sustainability Slide KNOWLEDGE CO-PRODUCTION
of innovative solutions for coastal sustainability

Advancing knowledge co-production for coastal sustainability

of environmental and socioeconomic changes on the Coast of Chile and the conditions that hinders sustainability
and innovative solutions for coastal sustainability

Knowledge Co-production

The Coastal Social-Ecological Millennium Institute (SECOS), created in December 2020, is a center of excellence of the Millennium program of the National Research and Development Agency (ANID), part of the Ministry of Science, Technology, Knowledge and Innovation of Chile.

Through interdisciplinary collaborative research with multiple social actors, the strengthening of human resources in science, the communication of science and by innovative new processes of public participation, SECOS address urgent questions about sustainability at the chilean coast.

Social-Ecological Systems

SECOS Millennium Institute contributes to coastal sustainability in Chile through cutting-edge research in three key Social-Ecological Systems (SES): Artisanal Fisheries, Shellfish Aquaculture and Coastal Development, where science, practice, policy and business interact.

Artisanal fisheries

Artisanal fisheries

Adaptive Capacity and ecosystem services in the context of territorial user right policies, Ecosystem Based Management associated to the development of multi-stakeholder polycentric fisheries policies for fish, invertebrates and algae, and Indigenous Communities’ rights, associated to policies, environmental drivers and justice.
Shellfish Aquaculture

Shellfish Aquaculture

Within the aquaculture SES, research will focus on shellfish Aquaculture, and its multiple environmental stressors (e.g. ocean acidification, deoxygenation, pollution) and adaptive capacity, and; Smallholder Aquaculture, focusing on socio-cultural drivers of change, innovation and policy.
Coastal Development

Coastal Development

Tourism, focusing on SES tradeoffs and planning between mega-development and small enterprises and; freshwater-seawater interactions mainly SES incoherencies in planning and impacts of emerging interactions, such as water highways and desalination plants, which have consequences over biogeochemical cycles and coastal planning and policy.



  • Exposición "Nuevos imaginarios: Ser mar en tiempos de cambio"

    May 4, 2022 - June 8, 2022  
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  • XLI Congreso Ciencias del Mar 2022

    May 23, 2022 - May 27, 2022  
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  • Seminario Humedales de Chile Central: Monitores del ambiente, cambio climático y riesgos costeros

    May 26, 2022
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  • Simposio CCM 2022: "Rafting en tiempos de cambio. Estudios sobre algas y objetos flotantes: avances y desafíos"

    May 26, 2022  2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
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Latest publications

  • Paper
    + Population genomic analyses reveal hybridization and marked differences in genetic structure of Scurria limpet sister species with parapatric distributions across the South Eastern Pacific
    Pablo Saenz-Agudelo, Lívia Peluso, Roberto Nespolo, Bernardo R. Broitman, Pilar A. Haye, Marco A. Lardies
    Ecology and Evolution. 2022. | 12, e8888
  • Paper
    + Mapping Coastal Wetlands Using Satellite Imagery and Machine Learning in a Highly Urbanized Landscape
    Munizaga, Juan, Mariano García, Fernando Ureta, Vanessa Novoa, Octavio Rojas, Carolina Rojas.
    Sustainability. 2022. | 14, 9: 5700.
  • Paper
    + Adoption and impacts of fishing gear innovations: Insights from a small-scale fishery in Chile
    Felipe Torres Cañete, Rodrigo Oyanedel, Stefan Gelcich
    Fisheries Research. 2022. | 248, 106200
  • Paper
    + Climate change in the coastal ocean: shifts in pelagic productivity and regionally diverging dynamics of coastal ecosystems
    Sergio A. Navarrete
    , Mario Barahona, Nicolas Weidberg, Bernardo R. Broitman
    Proceedings of the Royal Society B. 2022. | 289: 20212772. 20212772.

Art+Science & Outreach

Art, in its multiple forms, has the potential to influence values and emotional connections with the environment. SECOS leads transformative research on the art-science interface. Scientific results provide content, strategies, and guidance to the outreach program, which feedback to art-science research. SECOS outreach program includes field-tested initiatives, incorporates art into science education activities, develops scientific and naturalistic illustration training courses, art residencies within learning platforms that includes contemporary artists and artisans, and art-workshops associated to the Social-Ecological Systems research.

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Science & Politics

We investigate innovative ways to provide knowledge to the decision-making and law-making processes. We co-produce scientific knowledge within the Social-Ecological Systems, which informs regulatory discussions from an «Honest Knowledge Broker» focus.

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