Diego Narváez

Diego Narváez

Organizer ASI XVIII

Biography

Diego Narváez is an assistant professor at the Department of Oceanography, University of Concepcion, Chile. He received his B.S. in Oceanography from the Pontifical Catholic University of Valparaiso, Chile in 2000, and a M.S. in Earth and Ocean Science and a Ph.D in Oceanography from Old Dominion University in 2007 and 2012, respectively. His research interests are focused in to understand the temporal and spatial scales of environmental variability in coastal systems and how it might impact physical and biological interactions. He has experience on coastal physical oceanography, larval dispersion, hydrodynamics and ecosystem models, and currently he is in charge of some ocean and atmospheric observing systems in northern Patagonia. He is a Principal Investigator of the “Hydrography and Productivity” research line of the COPAS Sur-Austral (www.sur-austral.cl), where he leads a research group working on numerical models for Patagonian Fjords and a web platform to consolidate, distribute and make more accessible oceanographic and meteorological observations (www.cdom.cl). He is a researcher at Millennium Nucleus Center for the Study of Multiple Drivers on Marine Socio-Ecological Systems (MUSELS, www.eula.cl/musels), where he is studying the linkages among large, regional and local environmental variability and their connection to the mussel’s aquaculture in the Inner Sea of Chiloe. Dr. Narváez was recently awarded a government funded grant  (FONDECYT) to implement a numerical model on the continental shelf off the northern Chilean Patagonia to study the effects of local and remote forcing on the circulation of the Chilean northern Patagonian shelf and its implications for water intrusions into the Inner Sea of Chiloe.

  • PhD in Oceanography, Old Dominion University, United States, 2012.
  • M.Sc. Ocean and Earth Science, Old Dominion University, United States, 2006.
  • Oceanographer, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso, Chile, 2000.