Dr. José (Pepe) Stuardo

It is with great sadness that we announce that Dr. José Stuardo, Emeritus Professor at the University of Concepcion, Chile, passed away on the 30 March 2021. José was instrumental in establishing what are SCOR’s Graduate Networks in Oceanography today and was involved for almost two decades in the Ecology and Diversity of marine Microorganism (ECODIM) courses. He was a SCOR nominated member for Chile for many years. José made significant contributions to marine science and to Malacology both in Chile and internationally and established the basis for the development of oceanography in Chile and in Latin America through the development of regional capacity programs and of the PhD program in Oceanography at the University of Concepción. Our thoughts are with his family, friends and colleagues.  His obituary can be found at: https://images.app.goo.gl/1BXRmEgM9XaL94FP7

A heartfelt tribute by his friend and colleague Kurt Hanselmann can be read at: https://scor-int.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/JoséStuardo_1929-2020_in_Memoriam.pdf