The Team

One of the main goals of Archipelagos is to bring together the expertise and know-how of the local and international scientific conservation community and to gain knowledge and experience that actively contribute to the conservation of the unique biodiversity hotspot of the Aegean Sea and the eastern Mediterranean.

Scientists, experts, recent graduates and students join forces in Archipelagos’ research bases on the Northeastern Aegean islands throughout the year. Teams are comprised of people from all over the world, with a wide background of specialties and skills, who actively work on various projects. Archipelagos works closely with leading universities and research institutes from Europe, America and Asia.

Core Team

Thodoris Tsimpidis
(Greece)


Director

Honorary Researcher of Marine Conservation

Laura Macrina
(Italy)

Project Manager Marine Ecology and Biodiversity Research

PhD Fellow at KAUST (King Abdullah University of Science and Technology), Red Sea Research Center, Saudi Arabia

Phoebe Moss
(UK)


Marine Mammal Research Assistant

MSc Biology, University of Bristol

Vasilis Sarantou
(Greece)

Captain of the Research Boats

Anastasia Miliou
(Greece)


Scientific Director

Hydrobiologist, Greek Ambassador in the EU for Sustainable Maritime Policy, (PhD Cand. Fisheries Management)

Dr. Alice Masper
(Italy)


Project Manager Microplastics Research

PhD Ecotoxicology, CIAD, Mexico

Alexandra Deorio
(USA)

Research Assistant & Operations Management

BSc Hon Biology, University of Nottingham

Periklis Koxilas
(Greece)

Captain of the Research Boats

Tim Grandjean
(Netherlands)

Project Manager Deep Sea Conservation and GIS Research

PhD Cand. in Coastal Ecosystems, NIOZ & UU, Netherlands

Konstantis Alexopoulos
(Greece)

Coordinator Environmental Monitoring and Mapping

BSc Ocean Science and Marine Conservation

Andrea Tomé Pérez
(Spain)

Marine Mammal Research Assistant

MSc. Biodiversity, Conservation and Evolution, University of Valencia, Spain

Beatriz Tintoré
(Spain)

Project Manager Marine Mammal and Terrestrial Research

MSc Marine Biology, Bangor University, UK

Lauren Horstmyer
(USA)

Admissions Manager / Shark Research Assistant

BA Marine Science (major) & English (minor)

Rumeysa Arslan
(Turkey)

Research Assistant

MSc Sustainable Development, Utrecht University

Scientific Advisors

Dr. David J. Smith
(UK)

Professor of Marine biology, University of Essex, UK

Tropical Marine Ecology Expert Director of the Coral Reef Research Unit Director of Masters in Tropical Marine Biology

Dr. Rupert Perkins
(UK)

Senior Lecturer of Marine Bioscience, Cardiff University, UK

Marine Ecology Expert

Dr. Ronny Steen
(Norway)

Researcher at Norwegian University of Life Sciences

Ornithological Research Expert

Dr. Pavlos Eleftheriadis
(Greece)

Professor of Public Law and a Fellow, University of Oxford, UK

Planning and Environmental Law Expert

Dr. Leanne Hepburn
(UK)

Senior Lecturer of Marine Ecology University of Essex, UK

Marine and Coastal Ecology Expert

Cpt. Nikos Plakas
(Greece)

Shipping Risk Management Expert

Mr. T David Schofield Jr.
(USA)

Cetacean Behavior, Acclimation and Transport Consultant

Sanctuary Education and Advisory Specialists

Dr. Tom Cameron
(UK)

Lecturer of Animal Evolution, Ecology and Behaviour, University of Essex, UK

Fisheries Ecology Expert

Dr.Marta Azzolin
(Italy/Greece)

Lecturer at Turin University for the course of the MSc Applied Ethology ECAU, Italy

PhD, President of Gaia Research Institute Onlus

Dr. Valentina Costa
(Italy)

Researcher of Marine Biologist and Ecologist, University of Aveiro , Portugal

Marine and Coastal Ecology Expert

Associates

Dr Guido Pietroluongo
(Italy)

Marine Mammal Veterinarian

DVM (Doctor in Veterinary Medicine), Teramo University, Italy

Sophie Woolcock
(UK)

Deep Sea Conservation Associate

BSc Biological Sciences, University of Exeter

Hayley Mcilwraith

Microplastics

PhD for microplastic pollution at the Plymouth Marine Laboratory and the University of East Anglia.

Billy Browning
(UK)

GIS Research Assistant

BSc. Geography, University of Birmingham, UK

Maurizio Ingrosso
(Italy)

Visiting Marine Mammal Scientist

PhD Cand. in Bidiversity, Agriculture and Environment (curriculum in Environmental Science), University of Bari, Italy

Anton Leach
(New Zealand)

Producer/Director Clawed Hat Films

Maria Moran García
(Spain)

Marine Ecology and Biodiversity Research

BSc in Biology, Universidad de Navarra, Spain
MSc in Marine Ecosystem Management, University of St Andrews, Scotland

Jasmine Duthie
(New Zealand)

Producer/Director Clawed Hat Films

Alice Malcolm-McKay
(UK)

Assistant Manager Marine Ecology and Deep Sea Conservation

BSc. Marine Biology, University of Essex, UK

Marine Ecology Team

Breanna Emerson
(USA)

Marine Ecology Research Intern

MSc Environmental Sciences- Nature Conservation, Czech University of Life Sciences, Prague

Megan Randall
(England)

Marine Ecology Research Intern

BSc Marine biology, University of Portsmouth

Jenna Carr
(UK)

Marine Ecology Research Intern

Bachelors in Natural Sciences

Adriano Bracero
(Costa Rica)

Marine Ecology Research Intern

BSc Marine Biology, Northeastern University

Ryan Wong
(England)

Marine Ecology Research Intern

Bsc Marine Geography, Cardiff University

Sophia Hansen
(Denmark)

Marine Ecology Research Intern

Environmental Managment and Sustainability Science, Aalborg University

Rebecca Brown
(UK)

Marine Ecology Research Intern

BSc Honors Wildlife and Practical Conservation with Science Communications, University of Salford

Grace Stewart
(Canada)

Marine Ecology Research Intern

Biology and Biochemistry, University of Northern British Columbia

Cheyenne Vigileos
(UK)

Marine Ecology Research Intern

University of Hertfordshire

Jason Krickelberg
(Germany)

Marine Ecology Research Intern

Claire Layec
(France)

Marine Ecology Research Intern

BSc Organismal Biology, Ecology, Ethology and Evolution, Rennes 1 University

Alessia Ricchiuti
(Italy)

Marine Ecology Research Intern

BA Psychology, IE University (Instituto de Empresa)

Maylis Dauguet
(France)

Marine Ecology Research Intern

Biology of Organisms, Ecology, Ethology, Evolution, Rennes 1 University

Microplastics Research Team

Katie Jones
(UK)

Microplastic Research Intern

BSc Wildlife Conservation, Liverpool John Moores

Jade Boughton
(UK)

Microplastic Research Intern

MSc IMBRSea

Alesia Voronko
(Lithuania)

Microplastic Research Intern

BSc Biology and Marine Biotechnology, Klaipeda University

Austėja Rimkutė
(Lithuania)

Microplastic Research Intern

BSc Biology and Marine Biotechnology, Klaipeda University

Aurane Hertin (France)

Microplastic Research Intern

Environmental Engineering Unilasalle

Marine Mammal Research Team

Timea Szönyi
(Czech Republic)

Marine Mammal Research Intern

BSc Marine Biology, University of Portsmouth

Nathalie Barat-Vassard
(France)

Marine Mammal Research Intern

Agronomy and agro-industry engineering, Institut Polytechnique UniLaSalle Beauvais

Caelan Travers
(Ireland)

Marine Mammal Research Intern

BSc Marine Biology, Queens University

Anaïs Daurensan
(France)

Marine Mammal Research Intern

BSc Biotechnology Enginering, Sup'Biotech Paris

Clémence Mauclerc (France)

Marine Mammal Research Intern

Environmental Engineering, Institut Polytechnique UniLaSalle Rennes, France

Aaron Robertson
(Northern Ireland)

Marine Mammal Research Intern

BSc. in Marine Biology with Professional studies, Queen's University Belfast, Northern Ireland

Ella Stuttard
(UK)

Marine Mammal Research Intern

BSc Marine and Freshwater biology, Aberystwyth University

Sasha de Jong
(France/ Netherlands)

Marine Mammal Research Intern

Lucie Prat (France)

Marine Mammal Research Intern

Agronomy and Biology Engineering, Institut Polytechnique UniLaSalle Rouen, France

Carolina Bogalho
(Portugal)

Marine Mammal Research Intern

BSc Marine Biology, University of Portsmouth

Danielle Roth
(UK)

Marine Mammal Research Intern

BSc Marine Biology, University of Essex

Lauren Baker
(UK)

Marine Mammal Research Intern

BSc Environmental Science, University of Exeter

Elena Zuglian (Italy)

Marine Mammal Research Intern

Animal Care, University of Padua, Italy

Mathilde Foin
(France)

Marine Mammal Research Intern

BS. Marine Geography with PPY, Cardiff University, Wales

Mariana Cerca
(Portugal)

Marine Mammal Research Intern

Wildlife Conservation with Zoo biology, University of Salford

Frances Underhill
(UK)

Marine Mammal Research Intern

BSc Marine Biology, University of Essex

Ioannis Spyropoulos (Greece)

Marine Mammal Research Intern

BSc Biology, University of Sussex, UK

Terrestrial Research Team

Hannah Canning
(Ireland)

Terrestrial Research Intern

BSc Biological Sciences, Queen's University Belfast

Matthieu Paire (France)

Terrestrial Research Intern

Environmental Engineering , Institut Polytechnique UniLaSalle Rennes, France

Jonas Custers (Belgium)

Terrestrial Research Intern

MSc in Behavioural Ecology, Utrecht University, The Netherlands

GIS Research Team

Aubert Le Douarin
(France)

GIS Research Intern

Integrated MSc Geosciences and Environmental Engineering, Institut Polytechnique UniLaSalle

Louis Beno Rodrigue
(France)

GIS Research Intern

Integrated MSc Geosciences and Environmental Engineering, Institut Polytechnique UniLaSalle

Pere Moles
(Spain)

GIS Research Intern

MSc Data Science, Universitat Oberta de Catalunya

Sofie Schijvenaars
(Netherlands)

GIS Research Intern

MSc Geoscience and Remote Sensing, Delft University of Technology

Law and Policy Team

Media Team

Etienne
(France)

Media Intern

Bachelor International Business Em Lyon

Multidisciplinary Team

Oliver Becht
(Germany)

Environmental Education and Media Intern

Environmental Science and Digital Media, Leuphana University Lüneburg

Leana Leuguin Tchatchoua
(Camerounian)

Multidisciplinary Intern

Marcel Schröder
(Germany)

Education Intern

B.Sc. Environmental Sciences & Educational Sciences, Leuphana University Lüneburg

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