In the framework of the intermediterranean action entitled LANDCARE, Archipelagos Institute of Marine Conservation, in cooperation with eight Universities and research institutions from South Europe, study methods and practices for the restoration of degraded and eroded land in vulnerable regions. The Greek partners of the project include also the Faculty of Geology and Geoenvironment of
Archipelagos’ research on the “Occurrence and impact of interactions between small-scale fisheries and predators, with focus on Mediterranean monk seals (Monachus monachus Hermann 1779), around Lipsi Island complex, Aegean Sea, Greece.” was recently published in “Fisheries Research”. This research investigates the unfortunate antagonistic interactions between Mediterranean marine mammals, including the endangered monk seal (Monachus monachus),
A few weeks after the stranding of a bottlenose dolphin with visible signs of human abuse, http://archipelago.gr/en/violent-dolphin-killing/ researchers at the Archipelagos Institute of Marine Conservation recorded a second violent killing of a marine mammal. One young, male monk seal was located in the SE of Samos, with distinct signs of deliberate killing. Based on the
Archipelagos Institute of Marine Conservation, in cooperation with the Research and Technology Centre of the University of Kiel in Germany, launched an innovative monitoring programme of Aegean marine ecosystems. Following two years of preparatory work, this project begun with the establishment of the first 6 digital oceanographic stations in 3 islands of the northern Dodecanese, with the
A new field course on “Oceanography & Applied Marine Conservation” has started these days in Archipelagos’ research base on Samos island. It is a taught module course for final year marine biology students of Essex University, UK, which from this year will be taught annually in Archipelagos’ research bases in the Aegean: on the islands
Anastasia Miliou, Scientific Director of Archipelagos Institute of Marine Conservation, based in the Eastern Aegean islands in Greece, recently spoke with The National Herald about the Institute’s mission and current projects. TNH: Please give us an overview of the Archipelagos Institute. Briefly describe, generally, what you do. AM: Archipelagos Institute of Marine Conservation is a

Violent Dolphin Killing

The strong and persistent southerly winds experienced over recent days washed out an adult bottlenose dolphin which showed obvious signs of abuse on the shores of Samos. Researchers from the Archipelagos Institute of Marine Conservation immediately made their way to the area where they carried out an autopsy on site. Based on the prevailing weather
Archipelagos’ Terrestrial Research Team, is continuing for the 7th year the monitoring of the Mediterranean chameleon population on Samos island. Being aware of the rarity of the species and of the responsibility this brings, Archipelagos began to monitor populations of this rare species since 2009, combining field research with awareness raising efforts. The aim is
For third successive year, Archipelagos Institute in cooperation with scientists from Norwegian University of Life Sciences, continues the innovative action of monitoring the nesting behavior of the rare Eleonora’s falcon (Falco eleonorae). Every spring they migrate from Madagascar to the Mediterranean and mainly to the Aegean, where 2/3 of the global population of this rare
A new field course on “Oceanography & Applied Marine Conservation” has started these days in Archipelagos’ research base in Samos island. It is a taught module course for final year marine biology students of the Essex University, UK, which from this year will be taught annually in Archipelagos’ research bases in the Aegean: in Samos,