Deliberate killing of a dolphin in the NE Aegean Sea

Another incident involving the intentional killing of a dolphin was located by the Archipelagos Institute on the NW coast of Samos. In this particular area, where significant populations of 4 dolphin species live and where strong sea currents are active, it is not uncommon to find dead marine mammals ashore- incidents which we do not […]

Archipelagos Institute participated in the conference “Climate Resilience and Local Society”, in Alexandroupolis on the initiative of the President of the Hellenic Republic, Katerina Sakellaropoulou

We live in a time when climate change is gradually shaping a new reality, but at the same time it is often a very convenient cover for all the things we are not doing: forest fire prevention, inadequate planning of response strategies, corresponding mismanagement of the seas that results in their emptying with the spread […]

Bioacoustic Research – invaluable for a better understanding of marine mammal populations

As part of the JJBA Bioacoustics Conference that concluded today in Brest, France, Archipelagos Institute participated by presenting some of the results of its underwater acoustic research on Aegean cetacean populations. This research, which continues to be carried out in collaboration with Brunel University London, concerns the populations of short-beaked common dolphins and bottlenose dolphins […]

Information meeting with fishermen, the municipality and the local community of Fourni island. Topic: the progress of the research aimed to promote the urgent protection of the coralligenous habitats in the deep waters of the area.

The collaboration between the French UNDER THE POLE and the Archipelagos Institute revealed for the first time high resolution imagery of the coralligenous ecosystems of international environmental importance that still survive in the deep waters of the Fourni island complex. This research required over 120 difficult dives by eight deep-sea divers from Under the Pole […]

Collaborations at Fourni: Archipelagos Marine Institute of Conservation, Pure Ocean Fund, Hellenic Rescue Team of Samos, and UNDER THE POLE, along with close cooperation of the Municipality of Fournis and the Local fishermen of the island

The common goal of all remains the urgent and effective protection of this area of unique biodiversity and global environmental importance, which supports significant populations of rare marine species and is characterised by unique geomorphological features, as well as adverse weather conditions that make research in deep depths particularly difficult. Rare species and ecosystems are […]

World Oceans Day

Today is World Ocean Day, a good reason to remember that we have only explored 5% of our world’s ocean. This means that 95% of our ocean is still unknown. Therefore we risk causing the extinction of many thousands of species before we even discover that they exist. Each one of us has not only […]

The University of South Dakota USA in the Aegean at Archipelagos Institute

An interdisciplinary team of students and academics from the University of South Dakota, USA, collaborated with researchers from the Archipelagos Institute on applied research aimed at protecting marine and terrestrial species in the Aegean Sea.  Together we had the pleasure of inaugurating the new Archipelagos Institute conference centre in the northern Samos area, which we […]

Islands of the Aegean – Deteriorating Sustainability Standards

Interdisciplinary Research on the Aegean Islands: Archipelagos Institute – University of Toronto School of Architecture Archipelagos Institute’s planning and preliminary work on the Aegean Islet Conservation Project continues as part of Archipelagos Institute’s collaboration with the University of Toronto’s John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape & Design. The joint research, which began in 2021, […]