On Thursday August 19, the AGS 61 “Cabo de Hornos” received on its roofs the National Director of the National Research and Development Agency (ANID), Aisén Etcheverry, together with the Regional Secretary of the Ministry of Science, Technology, Knowledge and Innovation of the central macrozone (SEREMI MINCYT), María José Escobar with senior staff from both institutions. During the visit, the Commander of the Unit spoke about the contribution of AGS 61 “Cabo de Hornos” to national scientific research and development.
After the presentation, the authorities took a guided tour of the command bridge and the scientific facilities, where they were able to talk with specialist personnel and observe the material used during the research cruises.
At the end of the visit, the ANID Director expressed her gratitude and appreciation for the Unit’s work and emphasized her interest in continuing to promote research at sea with the support of AGS 61 “Cabo de Hornos”.
The Commander of the Unit, CF Carlos Alfaro Maldonado stated at the end of the visit that this was an excellent instance to strengthen ties with the authorities responsible for promoting national scientific development, and to make known the contribution of the Unit to that purpose and their capabilities.