Over the past week, there have been continuous incidents of Turkish trawlers found fishing in Greek waters, not only beyond their territorial boundaries but also deep in the Aegean Sea, approaching up to 100 meters from the Greek islands. This illegal fishing activity has been occurring not only during the night but also continues throughout

Naftilos Reaches Malta

After 6 days of 24hr traveling and data collection in the international waters north of Libya, facing rough weather conditions, Archipelagos’ research boat Naftilos, reached yesterday afternoon the port of Valetta in Malta. After a short stop for refueling, Naftilos will continue its important research in the framework of Accobams Survey Initiative: the first large
The marine mammal research team of Archipelagos Institute, monitors for 20 years the populations of dolphins and whales in various regions of the Greek Seas and the NE Mediterranean, aiming to contribute to their conservation. An interesting aspect of the marine mammal research carried out in Archipelagos focuses on the analysis of their communication sounds
Archipelagos Institute and Fraport Greece announce their joint efforts for sustainable management of wildlife at Samos airport Samos – During the past year, an innovative effort has been underway to manage the population of Golden Jackals residing within the area of Samos Airport “Aristarchos of Samos”. Archipelagos Institute is in cooperation with Fraport Greece and have
Archipelagos’ research boat Naftilos has departed this morning for an important research that takes place in the framework of Accobams Survey Initiative: the first large scale cetaceans survey in whole Mediterranean Sea. This challenging research mission of Naftilos will last 2 months and will cover the marine region between Crete, Libya, Tunisia and Malta. One
The Energy Observer, the first self-sufficient energy vessel with zero greenhouse gas emissions, is joining forces with Archipelagos Institute of Marine Conservation, aiming to contribute towards efforts to protect marine life. This hydrogen-powered vessel produces and stores its own energy by hydrolysing seawater and using the power of three different types of photovoltaics. In 2017,
The TV crew of British ITV, Britain’s largest private channel, traveled from London to the Aegean Sea, to visit the research base of the Archipelagos Institute of Marine Conservation in Samos Island. The crew’s goal is to produce reports for the newscast and other ITV broadcasts on the worrying extent of global plastic pollution in
A worrying rise in the number of marine turtles found dead on the shores of the eastern Aegean was recorded by researchers at the Archipelagos Institute of Marine Conservation. In just 3 months from the beginning of 2018, researchers identified 18 stranded sea turtles, 16 of which were dead and only 2 alive but in
Last week, one more sample collection round was completed in Santorini Island by the Archipelagos Institute of Marine Conservation, close to the “Sea Diamond” shipwreck site. This research aims to estimate the degree of accumulation in toxic pollutants from the ecosystems of the area. The sampling took place in collaboration with the “Santorini Association for
Eight months after the small tanker Agia Zoni II sank in the Saronic Gulf spilling of 2,500 tons of oil, Archipelagos Institute of Marine Conservation, in collaboration with the Hydrocarbon Lab of the Biology Department of Essex University, UK and with the support of the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC), continues the monthly monitoring of