Joint statement of 38 environmental NGOs on the topic of deep sea drilling The International Seabed Authority (ISA) recently drafted the Strategic Plan that will define the regulations for the deep-sea exploration for the 2019-2023 period. The ISA asked NGOs and other groups involved in deep-sea studies for input on the draft document and a
Today the 50th CIESM – Mediterranean Science Commission Workshop is being completed in Paris with a focus on “Direct impacts of marine species on human activities – scientific vs stakeholders perceptions”. In 4 days of workgroup meetings between 21 expert scientists from 13 countries, the focus is: – the process of change of the Mediterranean
In framework of the cooperation between Archipelagos Institute and the Biology Department of the University of Essex, UK, the 6th series of sampling was completed in coastal zones which were affected by the oil slick of the Agia Zoni II shipwreck last September, in the area off Athens. This research is being carried out with
Το Ινστιτούτο Αρχιπέλαγος σε συνεργασία με ειδικούς επιστήμονες από το Εργαστήριο Υδρογονανθράκων του Τμήματος Βιολογίας του Πανεπιστημίου του Essex Αγγλίας, διεξάγει την έκτη σειρά δειγματοληψιών στις παράκτιες θαλάσσιες περιοχές που επηρεάστηκαν από την πετρελαιοκηλίδα. Οι δειγματοληψίες που ξεκίνησαν λίγες ημέρες μετά το ναυάγιο και επαναλαμβάνονται κάθε μήνα, έχουν ως στόχο την τοξικολογική ανάλυση συγκεκριμένων αλιεύσιμων
A General Assembly meeting of the EU Regional Advisory Council for Mediterranean Fisheries (MEDAC), was just completed in Rome. Archipelagos Institute of Marine Conservation is the only Greek environmental organization on the council and is one of 4 NGOs with the right to vote on the Executive Committee of MEDAC. Through our participation in the
The Joint Educational Oceanographic Research Course of the University of Essex UK with the Archipelagos Institute, took place in the marine area between Samos and Ikaria islands. For one week, with parallel recordings by Archipelagos’ 3 research vessels, with the aid of contemporary research equipment, the final year students of Marine Sciences from Essex university,
Ten days after the small tanker Agia Zoni II sank in the Saronic Gulf, the decontamination of the marine environment has focused on what affects us aesthetically, rather than all of the petroleum and break down products, such as those that have sunk and now rest on the sea floor and those floating and moving
Archipelagos Institute is hosting these days a film crew from French TV channel ARTE for the shooting of a documentary on the high risk of maritime accident in the Aegean and 6 other high risk zones in the Mediterranean. The lack of a mechanism for prevention and response to maritime accidents in the Greek seas,
Archipelagos Institute takes part in an urgent call by 21 European environmental organizations, to the EU Commissioner for Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries Karmenu Vella, for the protection of the Essential Fish Habitats (EFH) in the Jabuka/ Pomo Pit in the Adriatic Sea. The Jabuka/Pomo Pit is a site of unique productivity, hosting the most
The Archipelagos Institute is continuing to make progress in the installation and licensing of the Aegean Marine Life Sanctuary thanks to the intensive work of our research teams over the last year and a half. This endeavour takes place without any national or EU funding. Through the creation of the Aegean Marine Life Sanctuary, Archipelagos