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Academic unit: Atacama Desert Center

UC Chile President Ignacio Sánchez next to a white dome with the UC Chile logo and a scale model of a fog catcher.

Transforming Fog into Water in the World’s Driest Desert

The Atacama Desert Research Station, inaugurated as part of the Desierto Vivo (Living Desert) project funded by the Public Science program, is a pioneering…

Arid hills in the desert

Plants Living on the Edge of Aridity in the Atacama Desert

Better known as airplants, tillandsias are unique species capable of capturing water from the ground and the fog. This particularity has made them excellent…