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
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
Even though the daily workload for us all in Archipelagos is large, we don’t forget our obligation to share the love and need for nature conservation with young children. Its them who will be expected to manage the numerous environmental problems that are being created by our generations… Even though we normally don’t have time
An important research is about to start in cooperation between Archipelagos Institute and UNEP/MAP – RAC SPA (The Regional Activity Centre for Specially Protected Areas of the UN Environment Programme). For the first time in the Mediterranean a parallel monitoring will be carried out in several parts of the Aegean, focusing on the key “common
During the last 3 days, Archipelagos Institute had a creative cooperation with the journalist Panos Haritos and his film crew from Greek public TV ET1, for the filming of a documentary for the series “ROADS”.  This filming aimed to present various aspects of the critical problem of the plastic pollution of the Greek Seas. The
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
Scientists from Archipelagos Institute of Marine Conservation took part in the recent meeting in Paris of the Advisory Council of the EU for Aquaculture in Europe. The main focus of the assembly was on promoting sustainability in EU aquaculture and Archipelagos Institute, as the only Greek member of the Advisory Council, provided its expertise in