Iván Gómez Ocampo


Professor at the Institute of Marine and Limnological Sciences at the Faculty of Sciences at the University Austral of Chile. Deputy Director at the Research Center Dynamics of High Latitude Marine Ecosystems (IDEAL).

He completed his PhD at the University of Bremen and his postdoc at the Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research (AWI), both in Germany.

He has participated and coordinated several research projects focused on ecology, photobiology and physiology of algal communities in different coastal systems, including temperate, cold and polar regions. He collaborated in international research initiatives, such as the Antarctic Sea Ice Ecology Program (EASIZ) and the European Centre for Arctic Environmental Research (ARCFAC). He has researched the impacts of global change on the physiology of Antarctic macroalgae and its consequences for coastal primary production in increased temperature and UV radiation scenarios.

Author of the book Flora Marina Antartica, he has made an important labour of divulgation to inform citizens about the great biodiversity that lives in the South Pole.