Ensenada Center for Scientific Research and Higher Education | Wikipedia audio article


The Center for Scientific Research and Higher
Education at Ensenada (in Spanish: Centro de Investigación Científica y de Educación
Superior de Ensenada, CICESE) is a public research center sponsored by the National
Council for Science and Technology of Mexico (CONACYT) in the city of Ensenada, Baja California,
and specialized in Earth Sciences, Oceanography and Applied Physics.Its facilities include
eight buildings which house laboratories, classrooms, a specialized library, supercomputing
equipment, connection to Internet 2, the oceanographic vessel Francisco de Ulloa, and valuable seismological
and oceanographic instrumentation and a library that holds more than 40,000 volumes.==History==
The center was founded in 1973 by the Mexican federal government, which aimed to create
a research institution outside Mexico City (where 80% of Mexico’s scientific and technical
research was performed at the time). At the time, most of the research concerning
the Baja California Peninsula took place at the Scripps Institute of Oceanography in La
Jolla, California. The team to found the institution was led
by Raúl N. Ordarza, Emmanuel Méndez Palma and Remigio Valdés of CONACYT; Arcadio Poveda
and Félix Córdoba of the National Autonomous University of Mexico and Nicolás Grijalva
of the Autonomous University of Baja California’s School of Marine Studies and Math professor
at Scripps.The institution formed part of the design group to produce the first satellite
100% designed and built in Mexico. The other major partners were the National
Autonomous University of Mexico and the National Polytechnic Institute

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