Researchers at the Dept. of Oceanography at the Univ. de Concepción in Chile are looking to the optics and photonics community for assistance in rebuilding their laboratories which were completely destroyed by the recent earthquakes and tsunami. SPIE is assisting with efforts to obtain replacement equipment and monetary donations needed by the Univ. de Concepción's Benthos Lab in the oceanography department.
In addition, SPIE is offering complimentary subscriptions to the SPIE Digital Library to universities in Chile, along with print copies of reference volumes and journals published by the Society. The SPIE Digital Library includes more than 291,000 journal and proceedings articles and 120 eBooks from the SPIE Press catalog.
Read more in the SPIE news release: http://spie.org/x39879.xml