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STRI special events,
March 2023

March 31, 2023

Guide training at Punta Culebra, Bahia Almirante Symposium, Crassulacean Acid Metabolism workshop, A Call for Ambition and more.

Guide training at Punta Culebra

The Punta Culebra Nature Center conducted its guide training from March 21 to 23 and from March 28 to 30. The agenda included talks by STRI experts, safety training, and practice in exhibitions and marine and terrestrial areas in Punta Culebra.

Bahia Almirante Symposium

Bahia Almirante Symposium, March 27,  Earl S. Tupper Auditorium With support from STRI and NSF, STRI staff scientist Rachel Collin organized a one-day symposium on March 27th titled: “Linking environmental conditions in landscapes and seascapes to biodiversity and human well-being in Bahia Almirante, Panama.” It included two half-day sessions: Coastal marshes and land-sea interface and Oceanography, marine biology and conservation

Crassulacean Acid Metabolism workshop

STRI staff scientist Klaus Winter organized a workshop from March 28-31 focused on Crassulacean Acid Metabolism.  

Drones course at STRI

The first drones course for STRI collaborators took place between March 8-10, preparing future pilots within the institution to use this equipment as a work tool. It was taught by captain Milton García.

March Deep Dive webinar

Alexandra De León, marine biologist and fellow in Rachel Collin’s lab gave a Deep Dive webinar about hydromedusae in the bay of Panama.

A Call for Ambition

As a representative of STRI, Dr. Oris Sanjur participated in the session “A Call for Ambition” organized by Global Fishing Watch on the day prior to Our Ocean Conference 2023 in Panama. She highlighted some of the keys to tackling illegal, unreported, and unregulated (IUU) fishing.

Gender equality at the MAC Panamá

Oris also participated in an activity organized by the Museum of Contemporary Art in Panama, MAC Panamá, focused on gender equality. She was part of the panel moderated by Fundamorgan titled “Harassment in the workplace. A pending task to prevent gender violence at work.”

Steve Paton shares a nice video

Steve Paton, director of the Physical Monitoring program, took several photos during a transit in the Panama Canal and shares this video with us:

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