The Institute of archipelago has participated in the “development by the sea” Conference: A European maritime policy for Greece, organised by the European centre for excellence jean monnet of the university of Athens. The workshop was held in the European commission delegation in Greece.
The Tsimbídhis-Director of the ionian institute has presented the main threat factors for our seas, which are often derived from forms of “development” which contribute to the degradation of Greek Marine Ecosystems, biodiversity and fish resources. At the same time, it has also referred to positive practices and examples which it implements and launches the archipelago, how development can be built on the protection of the marine environment. For example, one of the positive examples is the experimental development of sustainable ports that protect maritime meadows, while offering a new quality approach to tourism with recreational craft.