Juan Carlos Pastene, M. Sc.

office: Czernyring 22/10-12, room 420
phone: 06221.477.780
fax: 06221.477.769
since 04/2019 

PhD grant holder of the National Commission for Science and Technology (CONICYT-Chile) and German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)

08/2020 - 12/2020 

Post-title Diploma in Complex Decision Making in the Public and Private Scope at Chilean National Academy of Political and Strategic Studies (ANEPE)

05/2013 - 03/2019 

Cartographic Analyst at Military Geographic Institute of Chile (IGM)

08/2016 - 11/2018 

Professor of physical geography, climate change and natural risks in the Program of Studies and Development of Academic Talents (PentaUC)

08/2015 - 01/2016 

Professor of environmental management in the Commerce School of the Santiago Chamber of Commerce

03/2013 - 01/2015 

Master of Science in Governance of Risks and Resources at the Universität Heidelberg, Germany

08/2012 - 04/2013 

Cartographic Analyst at National Statistics Institute of Chile (INE)

08/2011 - 01/2012 

Post-title Diploma in Geographic Information Systems at Universidad de Chile, Chile

03/2006 – 01/2011 

B. Sc. in Geography at the University of Concepción, Chile

Focus of Research: 
  • Geomorphology
  • Atmosphere-Lithosphere Interaction
  • Physical Basis of Climate Change
  • Coastal Environment Dynamics
  • Geographic Information Systems


  • Fog Climatology in the Atacama Desert

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25.03.2021 Pastene, J.C., Siegmund, A., del Río, C. & Osses, P.
Analyses of fog climatology in the coastal Chilean Atacama Desert - Concepts, first results and future perspectives of a regional measurement network
In: Frühjahrstreffen Junger Wissenschaftler*innen des Arbeitskreises Klima Tagungsband, Online
19.08.2021 Pastene, J.C., Siegmund, A., del Río, C. & Osses, P.
Local spatio-temporal fog water availability and gradients in the northern Chilean Coastal Atacama Desert
In: 34. International Geographical Congress, Online
23.07.2021 Siegmund, A., Pastene, J.C. & del Río, C.
The coastal fog research in the Atacama Desert - Understanding biosphere-atmosphere interactions on the driest place on Earth
In: Workshop "Fog in arid Regions", Online
23.07.2021 del Río, C., Lobos, F., Siegmund, A. & Pastene, J.C.
Multi-dimensional and multi-scalar analysis for building a national fog water potential map
In: Workshop "Fog in arid Regions", Online
06.05.2020 Pastene, J.C., Siegmund, A., del Río, C. & Osses, P.
Fog climatology analyses in coastal fog ecosystem at the Atacama Desert/Chile - spatio-temporal analysis of fog water characteristics an variability
In: Online Poster Presentation, EGU General Assembly 2020
25.11.2019 Pastene, J.C., Siegmund, A., Schneibel, A., del Río, C., Osses, P. & Garcia, J.L.
Analyse of the local fog climatology in the Coastal Chilean Atacama Desert
In: the coastal fog geo-ecosystems in the Chilenean-Peruvian Desert: understandig biosphere-atmosphere interactions, Atacama UC Research Station, Alto Pache
22.5.2019 Zanetta, N., Pastene, J.
Scientific and environmental education through the use of low cost technologies as a basis for climate change adaptation in rural areas of the Atacama Desert
In: „Climate Neighbourhoods - International Conference on Climate Action“, Heidelberg, Präsentation und Workshop
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