Roscoff's Biological Station offers the help of research vessels, diving and sampling devices; it also provides access to technical and technological platforms for biological and ecological research, with support from highly qualified technical staff and up-to-date equipments for histology, microscopy, imaging, flow cytometry, cell culture facilities and culture collections, next generation sequencing, transcriptomics, proteomics and bioinformatics. The marine station of Las Cruces (PUCCh) has considerably improved its research infrastructure and increased its international recognition as South-Eastern Pacific coastal laboratory. Both marine stations provide an exceptional environment for accessing coastal ecosystems, doing experimental research and seaweed cultivation, and organizing workshops and courses. The UMI members from the PUCCH have established shared laboratory facilities for advanced analyses, including extensive algal and micro-algal culture facilities, the Molecular Diversity laboratory providing Sanger sequencing and genotyping services as well as open and shared laboratory facilities for routine molecular and biochemical studies, and a Metal Analysis laboratory; soon to be included will be an advanced flow cytometry laboratory. PUCCH also provides UMI researchers with access to advanced microscopy facilities (scanning and transmission electron microscopes and advanced confocal microscopes), next-generation sequencing, and is establishing a new biogeochemical analysis facility with stable isotope capacity. Finally, the PhD program in Ecology and Evolution at Universidad Austral de Chile has been awarded a MECESUP grant that is aimed at setting up a core facility for functional genomics, bioinformatics and genotyping.