CECs, Centro de Estudios Científicos (Center for Scientific Studies) is a private, non-profit corporation, devoted to the development, promotion and diffusion of scientific research. CECs was founded in 1984 as the Center for Scientific Studies of Santiago and has since been directed by physicist Claudio Bunster.

“If you plan to make a voyage of discovery, choose a ship of small draught”
Captain James Cook rejecting the large ships offered by the Admiralty for the search of a new continent.


The President of Chile received the Center for Scientific Studies for the recent discovery of subglacial Lake CECs in Antarctica.

The President, Michelle Bachelet, met with CECs Director Claudio Bunster and the CECs glaciology researchers who discovered the lake, Andrés Rivera, Rodrigo Zamora and José Uribe.




The photograph shows the attendees listening to Waleed Abdalati, former NASA Chief Scientist, currently Director of CIRES and a member of the CECs International Advisory Committee, who via video message expressed his views on the importance of the Glaciology program at the Center and the relevance of the discovery of Subglacial Lake CECs.



Source: Presidencia de la República.  



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