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After a week of intense research in the eastern Aegean, the “Training on the Monitoring Techniques of the Ecosystem Approach Common Indicators related to Biodiversity Component” was successfully completed. This was carried out by the cooperation of the Regional Activity Centre for Specially Protected Areas of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP/MAP SPA/RAC). The scientists
The National Herald wrote an article about the internship opportunities at Archipelagos in their September issue. The article explains the goals of Archipelagos as well as sharing the personal experiences and daily activities of many Archipelagos volunteers. For the whole pamflet, please follow the link below: https://www.thenationalherald.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/STUDY-ABROAD-IN-GREECE.pdf
During the last weeks, the incidents of illegal fishing by Turkish trawlers in Greek territorial waters of the East Aegean, mainly in the area between Samos and Agathonisi, have been increasing. Knowing the gaps in control due to fatigue and the heavy burden attributable to local port authorities – due to the increase in refugee
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 preliminary results of one of the world’s first surveys to assess the content of microscopic plastic fibers in dolphin stomachs found dead on the Aegean coasts are extremely worrying! The research, carried out by the Archipelagos Institute of Marine Conservation, in which parts of the digestive system of 7 dolphins were analyzed, has detected
  Last week marked the beginning of the first installation of informational points on the environment and biodiversity of the islands of Samos County at the island’s international airport. Our aim is to inform the over 250,000 passengers who pass through the airport every year of the unique biodiversity of Samos, which is considered the
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
After nearly two decades of research and action by the Archipelagos Institute for Marine Conservation to protect the Greek seas, it is remarkable that in every corner of Greece the same arguments are repeated with regards to the question: “Who destroys and empties our seas?” Artisanal fishermen accuse trawlers and recreational fishermen. Recreational fishermen blame all professionals
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

Golden Jackal Crisis

Within one week, 4 jackals of the species Canis aureus were found dead and 1 young was found injured on the island of Samos. It has to be noted that Samos is the only island of the Mediterranean which supports a population of the Golden Jackal. The reason for which these mammals are becoming so
Patmos Island- Everyday practices that we can all follow in order to contribute to the protection of the seas. On Friday, June 23, members of the Archipelagos Institute of Marine Conservation took part in the 9th Festival of the Aegean Sea Tastes and Tradition, in Patmos island and made a presentation on “Everyday practices that
In the framework of the overall cooperation between Archipelagos Institute of Marine Conservation and the North Aegean District Authorities, on Friday, June 16th there was a presentation of the Archipelagos’ research teams work to the Governor of Samos, Mr Katrakazos and the TV and a radio station of the island. Archipelagos’ research teams comprise of
In the framework of the International Whale Conference 2017 which is currently taking place in Durban South Africa, Archipelagos Institute of Marine Conservation is represented by its scientific director, Anastasia Miliou. To an international audience, Archipelagos Institute presents its work in the research and conservation of marine mammals of the eastern Mediterranean and the important
In the framework of the overall cooperation between Archipelagos Institute of Marine Conservation and the North Aegean District Authorities, last Friday there was a presentation of the Archipelagos’ research teams work to the Governor of Samos, Mr Katrakazos and the TV and a radio station of the island. Archipelagos’ research teams comprise of 71 researchers
At the recent United Nations’ Ocean Conference, which took place in early June in New York, Archipelagos Institute took part in a global NGO call to the UN about halting deep sea mining. This joint statement to the plenary was led by the European NGO coalition Seas At Risk and was submitted by 37 NGO’s
Even though we do not want to reveal every incident of the murder of rare marine animals that is located – sadly very frequently – in various regions of the Greek Seas, we feel obligated to share with you this unfortunate aspect of our daily life, so that it does not become a sad routine.
A little bit before the school year ends, Archipelagos’ researchers continue to offer lessons on environmental conservation to primary school students, both in our research station, as well as in the field. Despite the large workload that all of us in Archipelagos Institute have, we always find time for the children. This is the biggest
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