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 […]

Underwater Gardens of Sea Pens

The first results of the research expedition, as part of the action “Protecting Aegean Coralligene”, shows very promising results regarding a biodiversity hotspot within these hidden marine habitats! Within only the first 2km of surveys with advanced equipment, such as a remotely operated vehicle (ROV) and sonar, the international team onboard already identified over 250 […]

Coralligenous Habitats – Protecting the Secret of the Aegean

In the deep waters of the Mediterranean, in particular the Aegean Sea, there is a secret world we risk losing before we even discover it. The Coralligenous Habitats of the Mediterranean, found at a depth of 70-250 meters, are some of the most complex and rich marine ecosystems in the Mediterranean. At the same time, […]

Archipelagos’ New Research Expedition

As the northerly winds became weaker overnight, we are taking advantage of the good weather conditions today. The National Holiday on the 28th of October will not hold us back from the conservation of the Greek seas! This morning Archipelagos Institute of Marine Conservation took off for another research expedition! Our boats, “Aegean Explorer” and […]

The Aegean Explorer travels to the small islands of the Cyclades

As the human impact on our seas grows in quality and quantity, we recognize the immense need to intensify the effectiveness of Archipelagos Institute activities for the protection of our seas. Therefore our new research boat, the Aegean Explorer will be a catalyst. It is an old boat with a very good structure that has […]

35 European Environmental Organizations Demand ‘Clean, healthy and abundant seas by 2020’ from the European Council of Environment Ministers, today the 20th of December 2018 in Brussels.

Clean, healthy and abundant seas by 2020. This is what European countries are committed to achieve when they adopted the Marine Strategy Framework Directive in 2008. This is what over 180,000 Europeans are asking you to deliver.  With little more than a year until the deadline, all countries of the European Union, including Greece,  are failing […]

Archipelagos’ research boats ‘’Naftilos’’ & ‘’Okeanos’’ working in cooperation with the Regional Activity Centre for Specially Protected Areas of the UN Environment Programme (UNEP/MAP – SPA/RAC)

Making best use of the calm seas of the autumn, we are trying to cover as much as possible the large knowledge gaps in relation to life in our seas and the factors of threat. The boat Naftilos with Archipelagos’ Marine Mammal Research Team, have been surveying the waters between Ikaria and Chios island and […]

Research-based cooperation between Archipelagos and UNEP/MAP – RAC SPA

An important research is about to start in cooperation between Archipelagos Institute and UNEP/MAP – RAC SPA (The Regional Activity Centre for Specially Protected Areas of the UN Environment Programme). For the first time in the Mediterranean a parallel monitoring will be carried out in several parts of the Aegean, focusing on the key “common […]

Training of Scientists in Archipelagos Institute, in cooperation with UNEP/MAP SPA/RAC

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 […]

Completing the research in Sigri, Lesvos

  Archipelagos’ marine research team completed its research in Sigri, Lesvos. The research was conducted for “The Natural History Museum of the Lesvos Petrified Forest” and was in cooperation with the Faculty of Geology and Geoenvironment of Athens University, as well as with the National Technical University of Athens. Our focus was the mapping of […]