The Team

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

Kleopatra Delaveri
(Greece)

Operations Manager

MSc Electronic Engineer , Networks and Computer Technologies, University of the Aegean

Belen Quintana
(Spain)

Head of Marine Research

MSc. in Marine Biodiversity and Conservation (University of Ghent, Belgium). MSc. in Oceanography and Marine Environments (University Pierre et Marie Curie, France)

William Parker
(Canada)

Head of Terrestrial Research

BSc Natural Resources Managment-Wildlife and Fisheries, University of Northern British Columbia, Canada

Sarah Meek
(UK)

Head of Seagrass Research

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

Vitor Hugo Ferreira Dias
(Portugal)

Supervisor of Marine Conservation Team

BSc Biology, Universidade da Madeira, Portugal

Karthik Ashok
(India)

Head of Marine Bioacoustics Research

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

Tim Grandjean
(The Netherlands)

Head of GIS Research

MSc Earth Sciences - Environmental Management, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Ana Gheorghiu
(Canada)

Admissions- International Relations Manager

BSc Sustainable Agriculture, Conservation & Development, University of British Columbia, Canada

Emma Ward
(UK)

Coastal Ecology Researcher

BSc Marine Biology, University of Essex, UK

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.

Scientific Advisors

Dr. Aylin Akkaya
(Turkey)

Marine Mammal Research Expert

PhD University of Istanbul, Turkey

Dr Rupert Perkins
(UK)

Marine Ecology Expert

Senior Lecturer of Marine Bioscience, Cardiff University, UK

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

Professor David J. Smith
(UK)

Director of the Coral reef research Unit

Department of Biology, Essex University, UK

Dr. Valentina Costa
(Italy)

Marine Research & Conservation Expert

PhD in Ecology, University of Parma, Italy

Dr. Ronny Steen
(Norway)

Ornithological Research Expert

Researcher at Norwegian University of Life Sciences

Dr. Susanna Curtin
(UK)

Sustainable Ecotourism Expert

Senior Lecturer Bournemouth University, School of Tourism

Niki Cesta
(Canada)

Marine Geosystem Mapping Expert

Msc Environmental Science, University of Toronto, Canada

Cpt. Nikos Plakas
(Greece)

Shipping Risk Management Expert

Associates

Paulos Ioannidis
(Greece)

Drone Operator

Civil Engineer

Heidi Malizia
(USA)

Researcher in Marine Mammals

BSc Biology, University of Missouri, USA

Debora Milenkova
(Greece)

Coastal Ecology Researcher

MSc in Marine Resources Development and Protection, Heriot-Watt University, UK

Marine Mammals Team

Megan Withers
(USA)

Marine Mammal Researcher

Biology and Environmental Science, Emory University, USA

Simone Antichi
(Italy)

Marine Mammal Researcher

BSc Marine Biology, Universita Politecnica delle Marche, Italy

Héloïse Carlier
(France)

Marine Mammal Researcher and GIS

AgroParisTech Engineer Student, MSc in Ecology, Biodiversity, Evolution, AgroParisTech, France

Aristides Theodoropoulos
(USA)

Marine Mammals/Microplastic

Integrative Biology Honors, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA

Laetitia Delbeke
(Belgium)

Marine Mammal Researcher

Oceanography/ Bio-Engineering in Forest and Landscapes Management, University of Liège,Belgium

Alex Wilson
(USA)

Marine Mammal Researcher

BSc Biology, University of Cincinnati, USA

Teo Mascolo
(France)

Marine Mammal Researcher

Marine Biology, Aix-Marseille University, France

Dahlia Hassell
(Dutch Caribbean)

Marine Mammal-Bioacoustics Researcher

BSc Aquaculture and Marine Resources Management, Wageningen University and Research, The Netherlands

Mahé Colas
(Canada)

Marine Mammal Researcher

Marine Biology, Dalhousie University,Canada

Chelsea Reeves
(USA)

Marine Mammal Researcher

Biology and Zoology, Cleveland State University,USA

Sam Webber
(UK)

Marine Mammal and Microplastics Researcher

Chemistry, University of Edinburgh, Scotland

Ioanna Karageorge
(USA)

Marine Mammal Researcher

Biology with a concentration in Conservation Biology & Ecology, Boston University,USA

Maissa Gharbi
(Tunisia)

Marine Mammal Researcher

Fisheries and Environmental Engineering, National Institute of Agronomy ,Tunisia

Marion Marmol
(France)

Marine Mammal and Microplastics Researcher

Management of Nature Protection, Campus La Salle St Christophe, France

Da'Jon Clemona
(USA)

Marine Mammal Researcher

Marine biology , Tidewater Community College ,USA

Marine Research and Conservation Team

Tristan Richardson
(USA)

Marine Conservation Researcher

Forensic/Wildlife Biology, Embry-Riddle University,USA

Leah Brinch-Iversen
(Malta)

Microplastics Researcher

Marine and Freshwater Biology Edinburgh Napier,Scotland

Tjitske Dalderup
(The Netherlands)

Fisheries

MA Aquaculture and Marine Resource Managment, Wageningen University, The Netherlands

Kendal Walker
(UK)

Marine Conservation Researcher

Environmental Science,University of Bournemouth, UK

Adelle Lack
(Australia)

GIS applications for conservation

BE Civil and Environmental Engineering Queensland University of Technology, Australia

Kate Byrne
(UK)

Marine Conservation Researcher

BSc Marine Biology (Hons), Newcastle University, UK

Ben Tatton
(UK)

Marine Conservation

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

Chloe Way
(UK)

Marine Conservation Researcher

MSc Tropical Marine Biology, University of Essex, UK

Ruth Spence
(UK)

Marine Conservation Researcher

MSc Tropical Marine Biology, University of Essex, UK

Paul Tricot
(France)

Microplastics Researcher/Water Quality

Water Management, Bordeaux Science Institut of Nature and Agro-alimentary,France

Jade Chevassu
(France)

Marine Conservation Researcher

Marine Biology, University of Marseille,France

Konstantin Kurtz
(Germany)

Marine Conservation Researcher

Marine Biology , University of Southampton, UK

Patricia dos Reis
(Portugal)

Microplastics Researcher/Water Quality

Environmental Engineering (Msc), Instituto Superior de Agronomia,Portugal

Tom Wade
(UK)

Marine Conservation Researcher

Tropical Marine Biology, University of Essex ,UK

Wheatley Crawley
(USA)

Microplastics/Scientific Illustration

Marine Science BS Graduate , University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo, USA

James Smith
(UK)

Marine Conservation Researcher

M.sc. Tropical Marine Biology , University of Essex , UK

Margot Guillaume
(France)

Marine Conservation Researcher

Emma Ranheim
(USA)

Microplastics Researcher

Environment, Economics and Politics , Claremont McKenna College, USA

Daphne Ziogas
(Greece)

Marine Conservation Researcher

Environmental Science, University of Edinburgh, UK

Terrestrial Research & Conservation Team

Mayokun Irelewuyi
(UK)

Zoology Researcher

BSc Biological Sciences, University of Essex, UK

Alan Doyle
(UK)

Terrestrial Researcher

BSc Marine Geography, Cardiff University, UK

Raúl Dominguez
(Spain)

Ornithology Researcher

BSc Biology degree, Universitat de Girona, Spain

Charlie Rayner
(UK)

Terrestrial Researcher

BSc Global Ecology and Wildlife Conservation University of Leicester, UK

Laura Montiel
(France)

Terrestrial Researcher

BSc Agronomy Montpellier SupAgro, France

Madison Younger
(USA)

Terrestrial Researcher

Conservation Biology and Ecology, Arizona State University, USA

Megan Williams
(UK)

Terrestrial Researcher

BSc Childrens Nursing, Oxford Brookes University, UK

Baike Popma
(The Netherlands)

Terrestrial Researcher

Ecology & Wildlife Conservation, Helicon MBO Velp, The Netherlands

Jorn Veldman
(The Netherlands)

Terrestrial Researcher

Ecology & Wildlife Conservation, Helicon MBO Velp, The Netherlands

Hannah Le Morvan
(UK-Scotland)

Terrestrial Researcher

Zoology, University of Aberdeen, Scotland

Peter Xu
(UK)

Terrestrial Researcher

BSc Biological Sciences Hons Zoology University of Edinburgh, Scotland

Aleksandrina Mitseva
(Bulgaria)

Terrestrial Researcher

Conservation Biology, University of Aberdeen, Scotland

Sophie van Hal
(The Netherlands)

Terrestrial Researcher

Ecology & Wildlife Conservation, Het Helicon, The Netherlands

Ana Lis Cores Bonallach
(Spain)

Terrestrial Researcher

Forestry Ingenry, University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain

Estelle Ripoche
(France)

Terrestrial Researcher

Management of Nature Protection, Campus La Salle St Christophe, France

Media & Public Relations Team

Julia Hall
(USA)

Media

Communications and Business Texas A&M University, USA

Kristin Dickerson
USA)

Media

Geology, Texas A&M University, USA

Ursula Dallman
(UK)

Media

BSc Environmental Geoscience , University of Edinburgh,Scotland

Emily Reeve
(UK)

Media

Graphic Design and Illustration, Loughborough University,UK

Renewable Energy

Andréa Blin
(France)

Renewable Energy

Institut National de Sciences Appliquées Rouen, Engineering, France

José Marchand
(France)

Renewable Energy

Institut National de Sciences Appliquées Rouen, Engineering, France

GIS Team

Will Melhuish
(UK)

GIS

Environmental Geography and International Development, University of East Anglia, UK

Kathryn Smith
(USA)

GIS

Coastal Zone Managemen, University of Miami,USA

Beth Langley
(UK)

GIS

Geography, University of Exeter,UK

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