Chile: Science, Environment, Mountains and Sport
I am currently living in Santiago de Chile and would be happy to hear about any new collaborations and work. I am working on various environmental science and pollution projects at the Universidad de Chile and the Universidad del Desarrollo and did a short research project for the environmental law NGO, FIMA.
On a different note, find out how me and my Chilean family did participating in the Chilevision "Invencibles" sports TV show involving families competing to become "Chile´s fittest family". Watch the youTube videos of the Prieto family in action.
I am an associate researcher with the Centre for Climate and Resilience Research, (CR)2 at the Universidad de Chile, involving outreach work and air quality monitoring at a high elevation (3600m) station. The station will take meteorological, snow, hydrological, sunlight and air pollution (particulate matter) measurements.
This is the site at Cerro Tres Puntas in the Valle Nevado ski resort where the station (shown here in a warehouse in Valparaiso) will be installed in March 2019.
The station will be at 3600 m altidude but within sight of Santiago, 40 km away and situated directly in the main pathway of the polluted air masses from the Santiago basin that travel easterwards over the Andes (via the lo Barnechea valley system) .
CR2, University of Chile
I am a research associate at the Universidad del Desarrrollo, using low cost sensors for air, soil and water pollution for various science and community monitoring projects. The air pollution monitoring instrument is called the HIRI sensor and we have used it in Chile and in a community science project in London.
Centro de Investigación en Tecnologías para la Sociedad, Universidad del Deasarrollo
Testing the robotic water quality systems near Pichilemu. monitoring air quality with small sensors linked to smartphones with walking mobile experiments.
This station in Parque O'Higgins is the main air quality monitoring station of Santiago, one of 13 stations run by SINCA. Have a look at their data here. We also test a variety of low cost and new sensors here.