Coralligenous Habitats: An Imperative Need for Immediate Protection

The research expedition of the “Aegean Explorer”, in the waters of the north eastern Aegean, continues despite the strong prevailing north winds. The first results of the focused and intense work of the research team, within the framework of “Protecting Aegean Sea Coralligene”, have been exceptionally interesting! In a marine area of just 7000m2, the […]

Over Intensive Aquaculture or Sustainable Development?

The local communities and authorities in the region of Astakos – Echinades – Mitikas – Kastos – Kalamos in Etoloakarnania, western Greece, are claiming the obvious: to halt the increasingly intense degradation occurring in the waters of their region, as well as to restore the environmental destruction that has already been caused.  Archipelagos Institute of […]

Sea Diamond – An Abandoned Toxic Waste for 14 years on the seafloor of Santorini

Fourteen years after the Sea Diamond sunk taking with it 3 human lives and after it was abandoned on the sea floor of Santorini, it continues to corrode and release dangerous toxic substances in the marine ecosystems. Archipelagos Institute of Marine Conservation has been on the side of the local community since the first day […]

Potential hydrocarbon exploration in Greece, will Blue or Black Growth be the choice?

Potential hydrocarbon exploration in Greece, will Blue or Black Growth be the choice? The planned extraction of hydrocarbon deposits in Greece poses a dramatic risk of irreversible ecological and socio-economic disaster both within the marine regions and productive land zones where oil exploration is proposed, as well as for the country as a whole. Simultaneously, […]

The “Interactions between Marine Mammals and Fisheries, case studies from the Eastern Aegean and the Levantine Sea”

The “Interactions between Marine Mammals and Fisheries, case studies from the Eastern Aegean and the Levantine Sea” is the subject of Archipelagos’ new publication as a chapter of CIESM latest Monograph (no 50) just published by CIESM – Mediterranean Science Commission(ciesm.org). In this publication we summarize the interactions between various marine mammal species and the different […]

50th CIESM – Mediterranean Science Commission Workshop

To day 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 […]