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

Anastasia Miliou
(Greece)

Scientific Director

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

Patrice Hostetter
(USA)

Head of the Marine Mammal Research

MSc Marine Biology, James Cook University, Australia

Tim Grandjean
(Netherlands)

Coastal GIS / RS researcher

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

Laura Macrina
(Italy)

Marine Conservation Supervisor

MSc Tropical Marine Biology, University of Essex, UK

Dr Guido Pietroluongo
(Italy)

Marine Mammal Veterinarian and Researcher

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

Alice Malcolm-Mckay
(UK)

Marine Conservation Research Assistant

University of Essex

Julie Le Coz
(France)

Marine Mammal Research Assistant

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

Keri Willis
(Ireland)

Marine Conservation Supervisor

Msc in Applied Wildlife Conservation from Anglia Ruskin University

Vasilis Sarantou
(Greece)

Captain

Beatriz Tintoré
(Spain)

Head of the Marine Mammal Team

University of Bangor

Kleopatra Delaveri
(Greece)

Admissions Manager

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

Eleftheria Christodoulopoulou
(Greece)

Assistant to the scientific director

Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece

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. Valentina Costa
(Italy)

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

Marine and Coastal Ecology 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

Dr. Ronny Steen
(Norway)

Researcher at Norwegian University of Life Sciences

Ornithological Research 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

Cpt. Nikos Plakas
(Greece)

Shipping Risk Management Expert

Stephen D. McCulloch
(USA)

President, Ocean Experience, Inc. Founder, Protect Wild Dolphins Alliance

Marine Mammal Consultant, AMLS Project Manager

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

Associates

Emma Ward
(UK)

Coastal Ecology Resercher

Msc. Tropical Marine Biology, University of Essex

Sarah Meek
(UK)

Seagrass Researcher

PhD cand. Marine Ecology, University of the West of England, UK

Simone Antichi
(Italy)

Marine Mammal Researcher

MSc Marine Biology, Università Politecnica delle Marche, Italy

Paulos Ioannidis
(Greece)

Drone Operator

Civil Engineer

Ben Tatton
(UK)

Marine Conservation Researcher

BSc Biological Sciences, The University of the West of England, UK

Godefroy Harito
(UK/France)

Strategic & Business Outreach Associate

Nefeli Zervou
(Greece)

Research Team Coordinator

Bsc in Biology, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens

Angela Dzienisz
(UK)

Microplastic Research Assistant

MSc Advanced Wildlife Conservation in Practice, University of West of England, UK

Daveron Smith
(UK)

GIS Team Supervisor

MSc in Environmental Consultancy, University of Plymouth, UK

Belén Quintana
(Spain)

Marine Conservation Researcher

MSc. in Marine Biodiversity and Conservation, Ghent University , Belgium

Jasmine Duthie
(New Zealand)

Producer/Director Clawed Hat Films

Maxime Brooks
(UK)

Marine Conservation Supervisor

MSc Marine Biology and Ecology, James Cook University, Australia

Giulia Soldano
(Italy)

Cetacean Bioacoustics Researcher

MSc Applied and Experimental Biology, University of Pavia, Italy

Karthik Ashok
(India)

Researcher of Marine Mammal Bioacoustics

B.Tech, Electronics and Communication Engineering, VIT University, Vellore India

Anton Leach
(New Zealand)

Producer/Director Clawed Hat Films

Marine Mammals Team

Severine Miszak
(Switzerland)

Marine Mammals Research Intern

MSc biology

Luís Lino
(Portugal)

Marine Mammal Research Intern

University of Trás-os-montes e alto douro (UTAD)

Ann-Kathleen Berg
(Germany)

Marine Mammal Research Intern

Hochschule für Technik und Wirtschaft, Dresden

Luana Millecamps
(Portugal)

Marine Mammal Research Intern

University of Lisbon, Faculty of Sciences, BSC Biology -Portugal

Blanka Boer
(Romania)

Marine Mammals Research Intern

Chloe Bunyan
(UK)

Marine Mammals Research Intern

University of New Castle, England

Brandon Kelly
(Aruba)

Marine Mammals Research Intern

Van Hall Larenstein -Coastal and marine managment, Netherlands

Diana Roncoroni
(Switzerland)

Marine Mammals Research Intern

University of Fribourg, BSC Biology

Lisa Tonelli
(Italy)

Marine Mammals Research Intern

University of Bologna

Charleigh Mallard
(UK)

Marine Mammals Research Intern

Aberystwyth University - Wildlife Conservation, Wales,

Lisa Brunner
(Germany)

Marine Mammals Research Intern

Van Hall Larenstein- Coastal and marine managment, Netherlands

Ines Costa
(Spain)

Marine Mammals Research Intern

Bangor University, Marine Biology

Samuela Crostelli
(Italy)

Marine Mammals Research Intern

University of Bologna

Tessa Liu
(Singapore)

Marine Mammals Research Intern

Wageningen University

Jaïndrah Hernandez
(Aruba)

Marine Mammals Research Intern

Van Hall Larenstein -Coastal and marine managment, Netherlands

Thomas Antonelli
(Switzerland)

Marine Mammals Research Intern

High School of Health

Marine Research and Conservation Team

Janika Sander
(Germany)

Marine Conservation Research Intern

Scottish Association for Marine Science

Hanna Akse
(Netherlands)

Marine Conservation Research Intern

Van Hall Larenstein

Sophie Carew
(UK)

Marine Conservation Research Intern

Aberystwyth University, Wales

Louisa Kluessendorf
(Germany)

Marine Conservation Research Intern

University of Edinburgh, Scotland

Nadya Buga
(UK)

Marine Conservation Research Intern

University of Malta, Malta

Marthe Stein
(Germany)

Marine Conservation Research Intern

University of Greifswald, BSC Biology -Germany

Roose V.Dorp
(Netherlands)

Marine Conservation Research Intern

Von Hall Larenstein

Christian Quigley
(UK)

Marine Conservation Research Intern

Bournemouth University, BSC Ecology & wildlife conservation

Media Team

Sara Porfido
(Italy)

Media Intern

Lauren Fassom
(UK)

Media Intern

University of Leeds, England

Lisa Bretagne
(France)

Media Intern

Sciences Po Toulouse, University of Toulouse

GIS Team

Corrado Motta
(Italy)

GIS Research Intern

University of Gothenburg

Patrick Fluckiger
(Switzerland)

GIS Research Intern

University of Applied Sciences Northwestern Switzerland

Krystyna Muszel
(Poland)

GIS Research Intern

Geographic Information Systems, Lund University

Billy Browning
(UK)

GIS Research Intern

University of Birmingham, BSC Geography

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