Puerto Deseado´s previleged geographical position, characterised by it´s flora and marine wildlife incomparable richness, makes this destiny be considered like a “hot spot” of great importance for the patagonian coastal marine heritage conservation from a research point of view. Scientific tourism is a new tendency that is growing steadily, promoting a more direct and participatory way of getting peolple involved into the natural world knowlegde. The traveler combines his training courses or reasearch projects participation with the visits to local museums, interpretations centers, framed in featured natural enviroments. It intends to combine academic knowledge, enviromental education and tourism, with the aim of incorporating to this proposals aspects that have not being considered until now, that by means of a multidisciplinary exchange, allow to enlarge the field of action of each individual area and satisfy the educational, cultural and recreational needs of a group of people.
One of the great attractions in Patagonia, it constitutes the adventure implied when incorporating visitors to the field researchers work, who, frecuently, delve into marine protected areas with the aim of learning from them. This type of proposals are organised and directed by scientists with a vast experience in the región, very concerend with its conservation, respect for nature and very aware of the enriching teaching that marine coastal enviroment can offer. On top of this, sharing this knowledge through talks, seminars, guided expeditions and the wide use of multimedial and audiovisual formats, allow to those that are interested in deepening their knowledge about Patagonia´s heritage, to araise awareness of the place human beings occupy in nature.