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Falklands governor hosts reception for visiting scientists of the Americas

Wednesday, January 21st 2015 - 08:16 UTC
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Scientists are taking part in the Falklands Science Symposium, investigating opportunities for collaboration with SAERI and other groups in the region. (Pic SAERI) Scientists are taking part in the Falklands Science Symposium, investigating opportunities for collaboration with SAERI and other groups in the region. (Pic SAERI)

Visiting scientists from “all corners of the Americas” have received a warm welcome to the Falkland Islands. The delegates from the US, Canada, Colombia, Brazil, Mexico and Chile are experts in a range of fields including marine ecology, oceanography and geology and are on a week-long visit at the invitation of the Falkland Islands government and the South Atlantic Environmental Research Institute, SAERI.

The scientists are taking part in the Falkland Islands Science Symposium, investigating opportunities for collaboration between themselves, SAERI and other groups in the region.

At a reception hosted by His Excellency the Governor, Mr. Colin Roberts, the Pan-American delegation sampled local hospitality as they mingled with members of the Falkland Islands community.

Governor Roberts said science, research and collaboration were “incredibly important” to Falkland Islanders: “We need to understand the environment in which we live, we need to understand how to manage our impacts on it and interactions with it and how best to protect it.

“We are also conscious that we have something very special here in the Falkland Islands and, looking further south to the other South Atlantic islands, particularly South Georgia. We want to share that with the international scientific community and make sure that all the extraordinary things that we know are here are better understood”, said Governor Roberts.

 

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  • Briton

    Welcom, welcome,
    all VIPs welcome,

    All riff-raff to the tradesmen's entrance,

    oh sorry, the argies aint turned up...lol

    Jan 21st, 2015 - 10:40 am 0
  • paulcedron

    The delegates from the US, Canada, Colombia, Brazil, Mexico and Chile are experts in a range of fields including marine ecology, oceanography and geology and blablabla...”.

    and the delegates from the islets are experts in the massive killing of penguins, between other species.

    http://www.falklands.net/FalklandsCorruption.shtml
    http://www.falklands.net/FalklandsCorruption.shtml

    Jan 21st, 2015 - 11:59 am 0
  • Cruise ConTroll

    @1

    Argentina has by far more knowledge of Penguins, southern Ocean dynamics, and the like than all those countries attending the Symposium put together, most of which aren't even in the area.

    It is this meetings loss not having had Argentina involved, so you are indeed correct sorry for you, because we would gain nothing from attending.

    Jan 21st, 2015 - 01:31 pm 0
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