Felipe Lucero, MERIC researcher working on the project “resource assessment and site characterization”, spoke about the work that the team performed on the coast of the Valparaíso Region.

The First International Symposium on Coastal Resiliency was held in Merida (Mexico), during June 19, 20 and 21. The objective of this meeting was to bring together scientists and students that are interested in coastal resilience from the perspective of different disciplines. The engineer Felipe Lucero, who works as a researcher in the “resource assessment and site characterization” project attended the meeting. In this occasion he spoke about the measurement campaigns in Cartagena Bay, that took place during March and November 2018.

This international symposium was organized by National Laboratory for Coastal Resilience of Mexico (LANRESC) and the National University of Mexico. It aimed to stimulate scientific debate and to provide an opportunity to encourage interdisciplinary feedback regarding current and future interdisciplinary projects.

In this regard, Felipe Lucero commented: “It was a unique chance to share our work with the Latin American scientific community, showing what we made in our research project during last year, in Chile. It also allowed me to visit the laboratory of the National Autonomous University of Mexico, Sisal, and exchange experiences on measurements and connectedness around the lab. Finally, it was useful for building future partnerships with researchers from other American countries. “

The First International Symposium on Coastal Resiliency included keynote speakers, oral presentations and poster sessions. It connected students and scientists from various disciplines related to the ocean. Its purpose was to contribute to the creation of networks for the implementation of future projects, and collaboration tools that the Marine Energy Research and Innovation Center (MERIC) considers of utmost importance for the development of marine energy in Chile.