Recent Submissions

  • Computer Science technology applied to data collection and data managament

    Guzmán, O.; González, M.; Carrasco, J.; Bernal, C.; Vera, C.; Troncoso, M. (2009)
    IFOP, as non profit marine research institute has the mission to provide to the Under Secretariat of Fisheries in Chile, the technical information and scientific basis for the regulation of Chilean Fisheries. For this purpose it has 150 Scientific Observers distributed throughout the Chilean coast. With the intention to improve the process of data production, a group of scientists has developed a new computer science system for data collection, data management, and automatic publication of fishing and biological indicators in Web Page. The system allow to collect data of: fishing trips; captures and species composition; length distribution and biological variables. For this is being carried out the following process. Collection of data in Pocket PC with first level data validation. Data transmission in XML format, form Pocket PC (PPC) to Transition and Correction Data Base (TCDB), through cellular, satellite telephone, or by Internet. Reception of data in TCDB . Report in real time of data transmission delay form PPC to TCDB. Visualization of data transmitted from PPC for second level data validation and management. Third level data validation using 130 verification criteria. Automatic system for calculation of fishing and biological indicators. Publication of fishing and biological indicators in Web Page. This allow to scientists to have validated data, 10 days from the moment the data is collected by the Scientific Observers. Besides it permits to have an efficient and opportune system for data management, to reduce data errors and to improve data collecting effort capacity.
  • An overview of Chilean Marine Sciences Journals

    Muñoz, P.; Smith, A. (2005)
    The work provides a global vision of Chilean marine sciences journals, besides the problems that have existed in relation to their edition and publication. In spite of being serious publications with rich scientific content related to the study area, mainly along the coast of the eastern South Pacific, these journals have not reached the expected levels to be considered within the ISI system journals. With the purpose of obtaining an objective appreciation in regard to the presentation formats of the titles investigated, diverse evaluation guidelines were employed to evaluate format, editorial management and policies, characteristics of content, ISI impact factors, etc. Publication, visibility and diffusion problems that these journals have gone through to remain as a part of the editorial media, are also examined.