The Citizen Science Observatory of Archipelagos Institute contributes to the monitoring of jellyfish blooms in Greece, proving once more how invaluable citizen science is as a source of information on the biodiversity of and the threats faced by our seas. We all can, and must, join forces, collaborate and exchange information so that we can
The first record in Greece of the alien fish species Cheilodipterus novemstriatus was made a few days ago in Rhodes by a member of the Archipelagos’ Citizen- Science Observatory. Cheilodipterus novemstriatus is a fish of Indo-Pacific origin that has progressively invaded the Mediterranean Sea via the Suez Canal as a Lessepsian immigrant. The species was

Archipelagos GIS team

Archipelagos GIS team is mapping Posidonia oceanica seagrass meadows in several areas of the SE Aegean. Archipelagos Institute in cooperation with the University of West of England Bristol during recent years developed a technique to map Posidonia oceanica seagrass. Data is collected with the use of kayaks that are equipped with sonar that can detect
A workgroup meeting for the Sea4all project was completed on the 21st of November at the Foundation for Research and Technology, Crete with the participation of Archipelagos Institute of Marine Conservation. Sea4all project aims to help building a stronger environmental consciousness to students in school age and to the school teachers and educators through the
As the southerly winds and the rain have changed the scenery in the Aegean, the crew of the “Aegean Explorer” and “Pinelopi” have found a safe shelter in the port. However, we take advantage of the rough seas to analyse the data we have collected when out in the open sea. Every expedition in the
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
This morning, a working group meeting was launched in Arad, Romania, within the framework of the Sea4all action, which aims to develop educational tools and games related to marine pollution. Continuing for the second year, this action is carried out through the collaboration of the Foundation for Research and Technology of Crete, the Regional Directorate
The completion of the Mediterranean Symposium on Marine Key Habitats and Non-Indigenous Species, that was organised by UNEP/MAP – SPA RAC, The Regional Activity Centre for Specially Protected Areas of the UN Environment Programme, in Antalya, Turkey. The symposium had the participation of research organisations from all over the Mediterranean. Archipelagos Institute took part with four
The joint Educational Oceanographic Research Course between the University of Essex, the University of Cardiff and Archipelagos Institute of Marine Conservation was successfully completed in two consecutive periods during September 2018, in the marine region between Samos, Fourni and Ikaria. The multi-diciplinary research that was conducted included: –  the use of cartographic vessel “Okeanos” and
The 6th Mediterranean Conference on Marine Turtles, which took place last week in Porec Croatia, brought about many exciting outcomes for the conservation of these charismatic animals. The research of Archipelagos Institute that was presented in the Conference showed evidence of key foraging and nesting areas in the Aegean islands for both the Loggerhead Turtle