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

Guilia Soldano
(Italy)

Cetacean Bioacoustics Researcher

MSc Applied and Experimental Biology, University of Pavia

Kleopatra Delaveri
(Greece)

Admissions Manager

MSc Electronic Engineer, University of the Aegean, Greece

Patrice Hostetter
(USA)

Marine Mammal Supervisor

MSc Marine Biology, James Cook University, Australia

Nana Nikolaou
(Greece)

Operations Manager

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

Laura Macrina
(Italy)

Supervisor of Marine Conservation

MSc Tropical Marine Biology, University of Essex

Vasilis Sarantou
(Greece)

Captain & Head of Technical Operations

Daveron Smith
(UK)

GIS Team Supervisor

MSc in Environmental Consultancy, University of Plymouth, UK

Periklis Kochilas
(Greece)

Captain

Scientific Advisors

Dr. Leanne Hepburn
(UK)

Marine and Coastal Ecology Expert

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

Dr. Valentina Costa
(Italy)

Marine and Coastal Ecology Expert

Researcher, University of Aveiro , Portugal

Dr. Tom Cameron
(UK)

Fisheries Ecology Expert

Lecturer, School of Biological Sciences, Essex University, UK

Dr. Ronny Steen
(Norway)

Ornithological Research Expert

Researcher at Norwegian University of Life Sciences

Dr. Rupert Perkins
(UK)

Marine Ecology Expert

Senior Lecturer of Marine Bioscience, Cardiff University, UK

Cpt. Nikos Plakas
(Greece)

Shipping Risk Management Expert

Dr.Marta Azzolin
(Italy/Greece)

PhD, President of Gaia Research Institute Onlus, Lecturer at Turin University for the course of the MSc Applied Ethology ECAU (Evolution of Animal and Human Behaviour)

Associates

Tim Grandjean
(Netherlands)

PhD Candidate in Coastal Ecosystems

Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research and Utrecht University, Netherlands

Ben Tatton
(UK)

Marine Conservation Researcher

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

Emma Ward
(UK)

Coastal Ecology Resercher

Msc. Tropical Marine Biology, University of Essex

Karthik Ashok
(India)

Researcher of Marine Mammal Bioacoustics

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

Sarah Meek
(UK)

Seagrass Researcher

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

Simone Antichi
(Italy)

Marine Mammal Researcher

MSc Marine Biology, Università Politecnica delle Marche, Italy

Belén Quintana
(Spain)

Marine Conservation Researcher

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

Paulos Ioannidis
(Greece)

Drone Operator

Civil Engineer

Marine Mammals Team

Amy Borworth
(Wales)

Marine Mammals Researcher

Zoology & Veterinary Med, University of Medicine

Ciara Bugden
(Aus/Canada)

Marine Mammals Researcher

Bachelor degrees: International relations & Human geography, Aema mater studioum

Antonia Hennicke
(Germany)

Marine Mammals Researcher

International Marine Science, Heriot-Watt University

Amelia Darby
(UK)

Marine Mammals Researcher

Marine Biology Undergraduate, Queen’s University Belfast

Ross Mclean
(UK)

Marine Mammals Researcher

Biological Sciences, Bournemouth University

Katerina Ankerhold
(Germany)

Marine Mammals Researcher

Journalist, M.A. Theater Studies, University of Mainz

John Rowarth
(UK)

Marine Mammals Researcher

Wildlife Conservation, University of the West of England, UK

Lucia Lopez Lopez
(Spain)

Marine Mammals Researcher

Biology Sciences, Cirona University

Saskia Claudia Jane Baker
(UK)

Marine Mammals Researcher

Wildlife Conservation with Zoo Biology and Professional Practice, VO Salford

Emily Bingham
(UK)

Marine Mammals Researcher

MSc Biological Sciences, University of Birmingham

Will Redding
(UK)

Marine Mammal Researcher

Wildlife Conservation, Notthingam Trent

Sophie Tatman
(UK)

Marine Mammal Researcher

Biological Science, Uo Birmingham

Sheryl Mallon
(Canada)

Marine Mammals Researcher

Biology, Guelph University

Jack Warren
(UK)

Marine Mammals Researcher

Marine Biology, University of Essex, UK

Maren Krammer
(Austria)

Marine Mammals Researcher

BSc Biology , University of Vienna

Marine Research and Conservation Team

Valentina Di Fazio
(Italy)

Marine Conservation Researcher

Global change ecology and sustainable development goals, University of Bologna Alma Mater Studiorum

Vivienne Gao
(USA)

Marine Conservation Researcher

Marine Biology, Northeastern University, USA

Fredirikke Ebba Haastrup-Varg
(Drenmark)

Marine Conservation Researcher

Aquatic Science and Technology, Technical University of Denmark

Anona Griffiths
(UK)

Marine Conservation Researcher

Marine Geography, Cardiff University, UK

Geraldine Iserentat
(Belgian/Filipino)

Marine Conservation Researcher

Conservation Agronomy, Institute Ecole de la Province de Liege

Migle Jucaityte
(Lithuania)

Marine Conservation Researcher

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

Haley Clinton
(USA)

Marine Conservation Researcher

Marine Biology, Florida Altantic University Honors College

Terrestrial Research & Conservation Team

Alexander Newal
(Canada)

Terrestrial Researcher

Natural Resources Conservation, University of British Columbia

Zak Yates
(UK)

Terrestrial Researcher

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

Marianna Farina
(Italy)

Terrestrial Researcher

Global change ecology and sustainable development goals, University of Bologna Alma Mater Studiorum

Ange-Gabrielle Holm
(USA)

Terrestrial Researcher

BSc Biology, St. Kate University

Gregoire Floretin
(Luksemburg)

Terrestrial Researcher

Media Team

Natalie van Everdink
(Dutch)

Media

Media Content Production,da Vinci College Dordrecht

Dominic McConnell
(UK)

Media

Media Production, Bournemouth University

Melanie Wagemans
(Dutch)

Media

Audio Visual Design,Grafysh Lyceum

Jeaninede de Brujin
(Dutch)

Media

Audio- visual design, Grafish Lyceum Rotterdam

Caj van der Gun
(Dutch)

Media

Audio Visual Design, Grafysh Lyceum

Anne van der Heijden
(Dutch)

Media

Audio- visual design, Grafish Lyceum Rotterdam

Natalia Szczepanek
(Poland)

Media

Natural and Cultural Heritage Management, University College of Northern Denmark

Daan Hollander
(Dutch)

Team

Multimedia Design, Cibap

GIS Team

Luciana Bertucci
(USA)

GIS

Bachelor in Engineering, University of Mississippi

Casey Ahlborn
(USA)

GIS

BSc Geography, University of Minessota

Karolina Grudzinska
(Poland)

GIS

Master of geology and landscape spacial

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