The Team

One of the main goals of Archipelagos is to bring together the expertise and know-how of the local and international scientific conservation community and to gain knowledge and experience that actively contribute to the conservation of the unique biodiversity hotspot of the Aegean Sea and the eastern Mediterranean.

Scientists, experts, recent graduates and students work as volunteers in Archipelagos’ research bases on the Northeastern Aegean islands throughout the year. Teams are comprised of people from all over the world, with a wide background of specialties and skills, who actively work on various projects. Archipelagos works closely with leading universities and research institutes from Europe, America and Asia.

Core Team

Thodoris Tsimpidis
(Greece)

Director

Honorary Researcher of Marine Conservation

Anastasia Miliou
(Greece)

Scientific Director

Hydrobiologist, (PhD Cand.), Fisheries Management / Greek Ambassador in the EU for Sustainable Maritime Policy

Dr Guido Pietroluongo
(Italy)

Head of Marine Mammal Research

DVM (Doctor in Veterinary Medicine), Teramo University, Italy

Karthik Ashok
(India)

Head of Marine Bioacoustics Research

B.Tech, Electronics and Communication Engineering, VIT University, Vellore India

Kleopatra Delaveri
(Greece)

Admissions Manager

MSc Electronic Engineer, University of the Aegean, Greece

Belén Quintana
(Spain)

Head of Marine Conservation Research

MSc. in Marine Biodiversity and Conservation (University of Ghent, Belgium)

Daveron Smith
(UK)

GIS Team Supervisor

MSc in Environmental Consultancy, University of Plymouth, UK

Nana Nikolaou
(Greece)

Operations Manager

MSc Information Systems, Athens University of Economics and Business, Greece

Vasilis Sarantou
(Greece)

Captain & Head of Technical Operations

Ben Tatton
(UK)

Marine Conservation Supervisor

BSc Biological Sciences, The University of The West of England, UK

Petroula Botsidou
(Greece)

Terrestrial Team Supervisor

MSc Biological Applications and Technology, University of Ioannina, Greece

Simone Antichi
(Italy)

Marine Mammal Team Supervisor

MSc Marine Biology, Università Politecnica delle Marche, Italy

Patrice Hostetter
(USA)

Marine Mammal Supervisor

MSc Marine Biology, James Cook University, Australia

Scientific Advisors

Dr. Rupert Perkins
(UK)

Marine Ecology Expert

Senior Lecturer of Marine Bioscience, Cardiff University, UK

Dr. Ronny Steen
(Norway)

Ornithological Research Expert

Researcher at Norwegian University of Life Sciences

Dr. Leanne Hepburn
(UK)

Marine and Coastal Ecology Expert

Senior Lecturer, School of Biological Sciences, Essex University, UK

Dr. Tom Cameron
(UK)

Fisheries Ecology Expert

Lecturer, School of Biological Sciences, Essex University, UK

Cpt. Nikos Plakas
(Greece)

Shipping Risk Management Expert

Associates

Tim Grandjean
(Netherlands)

PhD Candidate in Coastal Ecosystems

Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research and Utrecht University, Netherlands

Paulos Ioannidis
(Greece)

Drone Operator

Civil Engineer

Sarah Meek
(UK)

Head of Seagrass Research

PhD cand. Marine Ecology, University of West England, United Kingdom

Marine Mammals Team

Jack Warren
(UK)

Marine Mammals Researcher

Marine Biology, University of Essex, UK

Letizia Moressa
(Italy)

Marine Mammals Researcher

Marine Biology, Marche Polytechnic University, Italy

Judith Vos
(UK)

Marine Mammals Researcher

BSc Zoology, University of Lincoln, UK

Molly Fairclough
(UK)

Marine Mammals Researcher

Environmental Science, University of the West of England, UK

Zoe Morgan
(USA)

Marine Mammals Researcher

Marine Biology and Environmental Studies, College of Charleston, USA

Isabel Benito
(Spain)

Marine Mammal Researcher

Oceanography, University of Vigo, Spain

Harry Clark
(UK)

Marine Mammals Researcher

Animal Conservation Science, University of Cumbria, UK

John Rowarth
(UK)

Marine Mammals Researcher

Wildlife Conservation, University of the West of England, UK

Maurizio Ingrosso
(Italy)

Marine Mammals Researcher

Environmental Biology, University of Bari, Italy

Marine Research and Conservation Team

Zak Yates
(UK)

Marine Conservation Researcher

Wildlife Ecology and Conservation Science, University of the West of England, UK

Arun Mishra
(India)

Marine Conservation Researcher

MSc Environmental Engineering and Management, Tallinn University of Technology, Estonia

Anona Griffiths
(UK)

Marine Conservation Researcher

Marine Geography, Cardiff University, UK

Nuria Salmerón Quesada
(Spain)

Marine Conservation Researcher

BSc Biology, University of Girona, Spain

Jacob Coleman
(UK)

Marine Conservation Researcher

MRes Marine Biology, University of Plymouth, UK

Georgia Bennett
(UK)

Marine Conservation Researcher

Marine Biology, University of Liverpool, UK

Sara Vencato
(Italy)

Marine Conservation Researcher

MSc Marine Conservation and Ecology, University of Padua, Italy

Omar Boudraa
(UK)

Marine Conservation Researcher

BSc Marine Biology, Heriot-Watt University, Scotland

Regi Lopez
(UK)

Marine Conservation Researcher

Biomedical Science, De Montfort University, UK

Giorgia Ravera
(Italy)

Marine Conservation Researcher

Marine Biology, Marche Polytechnic University, Italy

Nyree Raabe
(Australia)

Environmental Law Researcher

International Studies, RMIT University, Australia

Laura Butula
(Croatia)

Marine Conservation Researcher & Media

Biological Sciences, University of Exeter, UK

Georgia Ohlin
(Australia)

Marine Conservation Researcher

BSc Environmental Science, University of Technology Sydney, Australia

Vivienne Gao
(USA)

Marine Conservation Researcher

Marine Biology, Northeastern University, USA

Mar Truc de Tomás
(Spain)

Marine Conservation Researcher

BSc Biology, University of Girona, Spain

Elena Papadopoulou
(Greece)

Marine Conservation Researcher

MSc Landscape Ecology, University of Münster, Germany

Terrestrial Research & Conservation Team

Boglárka Kovács
(Hungary)

Terrestrial Researcher

Bachelor of Science, Eötvös Lóránd Science University, Hungary

GIS Team

Inge van den Meiracker
(Netherlands)

GIS

Master of Science (MSc), Utrecht University, Netherlands

Kevin Herrell
(USA)

GIS

BSc Geographical Sciences University of Maryland College Park, USA

Sumlam Lau
(Hong Kong)

GIS

Environmental Science, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

Andy Cunningham
(USA)

GIS

BSc Geographical Sciences & GIS University of Maryland College Park, USA

Eddo Meeken
(Netherlands)

GIS

MSc Environmental Geography, MSc Geographical Information Management and Applications, Utrecht University, Netherlands

Lucy Wanzer
(USA)

GIS

BSc Geosciences, Wellesley College, USA

Mohammad Hossen
(Bangladesh)

GIS

MSc Cartography Technical University of Münich, Germany

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