As partners and friends of the International Science Tourism Network, we invite you to strengthen the dissemination of your projects on the platform To date, 13 “scientific tourism” initiatives show forms of involvement of scientific research actors, operators, local organizations, visitors and students. A summary and other scientific and practical information summarizes the project for its promotion.

Publicizing your activities helps to promote scientific and technical exchanges, attracting scientists, students or volunteers to your projects in order to strengthen them. Today, the information available on the web site concerning these initiatives reaches a wide audience both national and international (300 monthly visits on average, Chile 30.2% – United States 11.1% – France 9.3%). The first to know about the network’s information and the scope of your initiatives are the 50 scientific partners from different universities and research and development centers (from Latin America, Canada and Europe) and the groups they work with (students, colleagues and friends).

The Advantages Of Being A Member Are


To be able to participate in the annual general assembly that guides the INST network and elects its board of directors


To eventually be part of the scientific committee of the network (following a peer review, based on its experience and existing scientific articles and works).


To benefit from the help of the scientific committee and the members to guide your initiatives


To receive newsletters and updates.

Useful material

To be able to download files, publications, articles, courses and other useful materials for research and development of scientific tourism.

Application Instructions

Download and complete the file in English or Spanish, fill out the form, attach your application and send it to us. 


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Application Form


This platform seeks to strengthen these activities and Scientific Tourism label to show their quality and relevance.

To consolidate or present an initiative, a form is available on the web site ( to be completed and sent to a coordinator. The coordinator assists the elaboration of the form and sends it for peer review to the scientific committee of the network to corroborate its relevance and its contribution to scientific research, the strengthening of local communities and the dissemination of scientific knowledge (in general and to visitors in particular). With the committee’s green light, the coordinator publishes the project on the platform.

The cost of publishing an initiative, including coordination and validation of the proposed project, has a value of US$ 50 to 80, depending on the updating plan and support chosen (up to 3 updates during the first year). The updating of the initiative for the following years is 30 US$. The company responsible for the management of the site is, it issues an invoice or receipt for this service. It should be noted that the network does not sell products and only promotes the initiatives of its partners.

For an initiative to appear on the website, it must be associated with an active member. The membership fee for the network is 50 USD/year. A member must be a representative of an institution, a scientist, a student, a director or a coordinator in charge of a project that links science (all disciplines including subjects associated with sociology and “traditional knowledge”), tourism and involves the valorization of scientific knowledge. The application for membership is made by e-mail and the sponsorship of an active member of the network. A member of the network may not have an initiative in diffusion on the website.

Without further delay, we invite you to contact us

We are at your disposal for any questions you may have.

Yours sincerely

Fabien Bourlon

Director of the International Network for Research and Development in Science Tourism (INST)

Scientific Committee

The scientific committee validates the scientific relevance of the Scientific Tourism initiatives and publications promoted on this site. All applications are sent to the network coordination team and to the scientific review committee prior to publication.

  • Fabien Bourlon,  Geógrafo, Centro de Investigación en Ecosistemas de la Patagonia (CIEP) y Université Grenoble Alpes (Chile / Francia)
  • Pascal Mao –  Geógrafo,  Université Grenoble Alpes (France)
  • Franck Michel – Antropólogo, Association La Croisée des Routes (France / Indonésie)
  • Philippe Bourdeau – Geógrafo,  Université Grenoble Alpes (France)
  • Pablo Szmulewicz – Antropólogo / Economista, Universidad Austral de Chile, (retirado), Chile
  • Cesar Guala – Universidad Austral de Chile, (retirado), Chile
  • Olivier Dehorme – Economista, Université des Antilles Françaises (France)
  • Sergio Nunès – Institut Pomar (Portugal)
  • François de Grandpré, Economista, Université du Québec à Trois Rivières, Canada
  • Dr. Gabriel Inostroza, Geógrafo, Universidad Austral de Chile, Campus Patagonia, Chile
  • Dr. Adriano Rovira, Geógrafo, Universidad Austral de Chile, (retirado), Chile
  • Mg. Mauricio Osorio, Antropólogo, Sociedad de Historia y Geografía de Aysén. Chile
  • Mg. Yannick Vialette, Geógrafo, Université Grenoble Alpes, France
  • Dr. Francisco Mena, Arqueólogo, Centro de Investigación en Ecosistemas de la Patagonia (retirado), Chile
  • Dr. Giovanni Daneri, Oceanógrafo,Centro de Investigación en Ecosistemas de la Patagonia, Chile
  • Dr. Nicolas Bourlon, Ecólogo, Office International de l’Eau (Brasil)
  • Dr. William Bryan, Two Montana and Off de Beaten Path Inc., (USA)

Network Board Of Directors

Coordination team of the Network, according to General Assembly agreement of April 30, 2019.

  • Dr. Fabien Bourlon (CIEP), Presidente y encargado área de America Latina,
  • Dr. Michel Bregolín (UCS), Vice-Présidente y encargado Brasil y iniciativas en portugués
  • Dr. Pablo Szmulewicz (UACH), Director, responsable área geográfica de Chile
  • Dr. François de Grandpré (UQTR), Director, responsable area geográfica de Canada
  • Dr. Pascal Mao (UGA), Director, responsable area geográfica de Francia