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)

Marine Conservation Supervisor

MSc Tropical Marine Biology, University of Essex, UK

Aaron Lamphiere
(Ireland)
 

Marine Conservation Research Assistant

University of Essex (BSc. Hons)

Periklis Koxilas
(Greece)

Captain & Head of Technical Works

Anastasia Miliou
(Greece)

Scientific Director

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

Alice Malcolm-Mckay
(UK)

Marine Conservation Research Assistant

University of Essex

Eleftheria Christodoulopoulou
(Greece)

Assistant to the Scientific Director

Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece

Vasilis Sarantou
(Greece)

Captain

Tim Grandjean
(Netherlands)

Coastal GIS / RS researcher

PhD Candidate in Coastal Ecosystems (NIOZ & UU), NLs

Julie LeCoz
(France)

Marine Mammal Research Assistant

MSc in Biology and Ecology Research, specialising in Marine Biology - France

Kleopatra Delaveri
(Greece)
 

Admissions Manager

MSc in Networks and Computer Sciences, University of the Aegean, Department of Information and Communication Systems Engineering, Greece

Beatriz Tintoré
(Spain)

Head of the Marine Mammal Research

University of Bangor

Billy Browning
(UK)

GIS Research Assistant

University of Birmingham, BSC Geography

Dr. Stelios Chartofilis
(Greece)
 

Veterinarian of the Aegean Marine Life Sanctuary

Veterinary Medicine, Aristotle University, of Thessaloniki

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. Isabella Clegg
(UK)

Founder of Animal Welfare Expertise

Specialist for marine mammal welfare in captivity.

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

Paulos Ioannidis
(Greece)

Drone Operator

Civil Engineer

Emma Ward
(UK)

Coastal Ecology Resercher

Msc. Tropical Marine Biology, University of Essex

Maxime Brooks
(UK)

Marine Conservation Supervisor

MSc Marine Biology and Ecology, James Cook University, Australia

Jasmine Duthie
(New Zealand)

Producer/Director Clawed Hat Films

Anton Leach
(New Zealand)

Producer/Director Clawed Hat Films

Marine Mammal Team

Charleigh Mallard
(UK)

Marine Mammal Research Intern

Aberystwyth University

Marco Parasiliti
(UK)

Marine Mammal Research Intern

Bournemouth University

Salomé Stauffer
(Switzerland)

Marine Mammal Research Intern

ETH Zurich (BSc.)

Elia Betschen
(Switzerland)

Marine Mammal Research Intern

University of Neuchâtel (BSc.)

Brady Brown
(USA)

Marine Mammal Research Intern

California Polytechnic State University; SLO (BSc)

Lauren Horstmyer
(USA)

Marine Mammal Research Intern

Colgate University

Jana Djukarić
(Germany)

Marine Mammal Research Intern

Carl von Ossietzky University, Oldenburg (BSc)
Stockholm University

Cel Bonet Cabistañ
(Spain)

Marine Mammal Research Intern

Universitat de Barcelona

Ines Costa
(Spain)

Marine Mammal Research Intern

Bangor University, Marine Biology

Ambrosine Clark
(France)

Marine Mammal Research Intern

Université Grenoble-Alpes (Bsc.)
University of Gothenburg (MSc.)

Brenna Watkins
(UK)

Marine Mammal Research Intern

The University of the West of England

Gesa Carolin Mueller
(Germany)

Marine Mammal Research Intern

Amsterdam University College

Anna van Dijk
(Netherlands )

Marine Mammal Research Intern

Van Hall Larenstein University of Applied Sciences

Ana Lourenço Botelho
(Portugal)

Marine Mammal Research Intern

Escola Universitária Vasco da Gama (BSc.)
Veterinary medicine MSc.

Marine Research and Conservation Team

Sophie Carew
(UK)

Marine Conservation Research Intern

Aberystwyth University, Wales

Christian Quigley
(UK)

Marine Conservation Research Intern

Bournemouth University, BSC Ecology & wildlife conservation

Hannah Holmen
(Australia)

Marine Conservation Research Intern

ARCHIP University

Janika Sander
(Germany)

Marine Conservation Research Intern

Scottish Association for Marine Sciences (UHI), Marine Sciences

Kevin Wantz
(Luxemburg)

Renewable Energy Research Assistant

RWTH Aachen University (MSc.)

Lindsay Curl
(USA)

Marine Conservation Research Intern

Kansas State University (BSc.)

Nikki Cotterill
(UK)

Marine Conservation Research Intern

Manchester Metropolitan University

Daniel Evans
(UK)

Marine Conservation Research Intern

University of Plymouth

Jonas Kuhn
(Italy)

Marine Conservation Research Intern

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Ellie Hawkins
(UK)

Marine Conservation Research Intern

University of Essex

Elise Beatson
(UK)

Marine Conservation Research Intern

Nottingham Trent University

GIS Team

Konstantis Alexopoulos
(Greece)

GIS Research Intern

University of Plymouth, BSc (Hons)

Ryan Kersten
(USA)

GIS Research Intern

Washington State University (BSc.)
University Centre of the Westfjords (MSc.)

Anni Malinen
(Finland)

GIS Research Intern

University Center of the Westfjords (BSc.)

Emilie Mathis
(France)

GIS Research Intern

Lyon II University (BSc.)

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