World Ocean Day
8th June 2016
On Wednesday, June the 8th, to celebrate the World Ocean Day and the Oceanographer Day in Brazil, a round table with the theme “Opportunities for oceanographers in Brazil” was organized by Maris - Junior Company of Oceanography, with support of the Brazil Centre of the International Ocean Institute and the Academic Centre of Oceanography. The table included representatives from various areas of oceanography, in order to discuss questions from the public regarding the importance of the Oceans, the opportunities for entrepreneurs on oceanography, questions about the work of a professional in the field of ocean sciences, the importance of professional associations, among others. At the end of the discussion the Director of IOI-Brazil, Eduardo Marone, acknowledge the participants and the public. The invited speakers were of high relevance by their diversity and levels: Frederico Brandini, biologist, PhD in Biological Oceanography, currently director of the Oceanographic Institute of the University of São Paulo (IOUSP), one of the biggest Brazilian Institution dedicated to Marine Sciences. Emilio Dolichney, oceanographer, company director at Acquaplan Technology and Environmental Consulting Ltda. and vice-administrative president of the Brazilian Association of Oceanography (AOCEANO). Maikon Di Domenico, an oceanographer working in Biological Oceanography, currently professor at UFPR. Felipe Freitas, oceanographer formed in 2012 at UFPR, currently a graduate candidate in Environmental Management at the Federal Institute of Paraná (IFPR). Amanda Albano Alves, newly formed in Oceanography at the Federal University of Paraná (UFPR), who dedicated her efforts during undergraduation to social entrepreneurship and is now part of the Working Group of PPGMar Entrepreneurship. Marco Albrecht Schmalz, undergraduate student in oceanography at UFPR, now working in the company DTA Engineering and member of the project “Oceano à Vista” (Ocean in Sight). After the closure, a café was organized for participants to exchange ideas and experiences with each other and the members of the round table, in a relaxed atmosphere.