Pioneers in marine energy.

Energía Marina SpA participates in the creation of the first Marine Energy Research and Innovation Center in Chile, MERIC.

MERIC was born out of a public policy, promoted by the Ministry of Energy, in conjunction with CORFO's International Centers of Excellence Attraction Program. It is a public-private Center of Excellence, with the  following technological partners: Energía Marina SpA, Naval Group, Enel Green Power, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Universidad Austral de Chile, through a varied group of professionals and researchers. During the first 4 years, there was an active participation of Fundación Inria Chile and Fundación Chile.

The interdisciplinary research that MERIC carries out allows us to understand the dynamics of the ecosystem related to the extraction of marine energy, as well as how to adapt existing technologies to the extreme conditions of Chile.

TECHNOLOGICAL PARTNERS

Mission

To promote the sustainable development of Marine renewable Energy, from a multidisciplinary R & D platform, enabling innovative solutions for the extreme conditions of Chile.

Mission
VISION

VISION

Becoming an latinoamerican reference Center in Marine Renewable Energy applied research.

Project Leaders

Rodrigo Cienfuegos

Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile

Cristian Escauriaza

Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile

Ignacio Vargas

Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile

Sergio Navarrete

Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile

Gonzalo Tampier

Universidad Austral de Chile

Cristian Cifuentes

Universidad Austral de Chile

Daniel Manriquez

Enel Green Power Chile

Project Cordinators

Leandro Suárez

Coordinador de Proyecto I+D Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile

Francisca Rubio

Coordinador de Proyecto I+D Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile

Mirtala Parragué

Coordinador de Proyecto I+D Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile

Carlos Parra

Coordinador de Proyecto I+D Universidad Austral de Chile

International Comittee

Andrea Copping

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Yann-Hervé de Roeck

France Energies Marines

David M. Ingram

University of Edinburgh

Irene Penesis

University of Tasmania

COLLABORATORS