V. Haüssermann & G. Försterra

About Us

The Center for Marine Conservation, launched in October 2011, is a research Nucleus of the Chilean Millennium Science Initiative (MSI). It was created to study one of the most productive marine ecosystems in the world, following the four main lines of action of MS Nuclei: cutting-edge scientific and technological research, training of young researchers, collaborative networking with national and international institutions and science outreach to the society.

Our research team includes internationally recognized experts in the fields of ecology, oceanography, genetics, modelling and social sciences, associated with the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, and collaborations with scientists from Argentina, Australia, France, South Africa, Spain, Sweden and USA.

Research at the CCM is focused on a well-defined geographic region of central Chile (28 – 36ºS), where most of the country’s human population is concentrated.