Promote the development of the Chilean Blue Economy  in strategic sectors linked to the ocean, transforming the acquired knowledge into Technological Services and Applied R&D, generating new and innovative business opportunities.



Become a national and international leader in marine renewable energies promotion in Latin America, through the development of innovative solutions for the industry.


After decades of research, marine energy has made its way worldwide, because it is a natural and inexhaustible resource, permanently and continuously available. It does not produce emissions or wastes that impact the environment.  Due to their compact configuration, marine energy converters propose alternative solutions for energy supply in isolated areas. In addition, its great potential to desalinate, would allow to partially solve the current water shortage.

Chile has attracted the attention of promoters of this type of energy, due to its powerful and consistent waves, high-velocity currents generated by the tides, and privileged offshore wind resource along its extensive coastal line. To address this opportunity, in 2015, the companies DCNS of France (today Naval Group) and Enel Green Power of Italy joined forces to create the company Energía Marina SpA.

That same year, Corfp and the Ministry of energy made global call to create the first Center for Research and Innovation in Marine Energy. This is how the Marine Energy Research & Innovation Center MERIC was born, in conjunction with two Chilean prestigious universities: Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile and Universidad Austral de Chile. The central objective is to turn Chile into a local and global benchmark for marine energy , accelerating the insertion of these technologies in the country, transforming the acquired knowledge into frontier technological services, creating business opportunities.


Directive Team

Rodrigo Paredes

Executive Director

Sebastián Rojas

Finance & Operations Manager

Professional Team

Marcos Di Iorio

Project Manager

Nathalie Amonacid

Coordinator of R&D / EMMAP

Yasna Saravia

Marketing & Communications

R&D Professional Team

Mirtala Parragué

Research Engineer

Francisca Rubio

Research Engineer

Felipe Lucero

Research Engineer

Leandro Suárez

Research Engineer

Natalia Aziares

Research Engineer

Operations Team

Julien Rebuffaud

Finance and Operations Coordinator

Maitena Perez

Finance and Operations Professional

MªLorena Muñoz

Finance and Operations Assistant


James L. Stancampiano

CEO Enel Generation Chile

Béatrice Nicholas-Meunier

Senior VP Global Collaborative Innovation, Partnerships and R&D, Naval Group

Jean-Yves Battesti

CEO Naval Energies