Anastasia Miliou, Scientific Director of Archipelagos Institute of Marine Conservation, based in the Eastern Aegean islands in Greece, recently spoke with The National Herald about the Institute’s mission and current projects. TNH: Please give us an overview of the Archipelagos Institute. Briefly describe, generally, what you do. AM: Archipelagos Institute of Marine Conservation is a
«Ες αύριον τα σπουδαία» is a short documentary produced by the Greek Directors Guild describing the multi-disciplinary research and conservation actions of “Archipelagos Institute of Marine Conservation” and its dynamic team of researchers that come from all over the world. This difficult effort aims to protect, but also to make known the rare natural heritage
Published in ScienceNordic/ By Tommy Immanuel & Alvestad Wiik Every fall, Eleonora’s falcons nest by the Mediterranean, preying on migrant birds coming from the north. A Norwegian scientist has filmed the species over a long period to study the bird’s diet and activity. About four-fifths of the global population of Eleonora’s falcons (Falco eleonorae) nest
First place in the category “DLR Energy & Environmental Challenge” at the International Competition for space applications, the Copernicus Masters, was awarded to the Archipelagos’ scientific team. Τhe European Space Agency’s annual international competition was held last week in Berlin. In this international competition, in which Greece was represented for the first time, four Greek groups, including Archipelagos, won
The potential for development through a truly sustainable marine economy, which will contribute significantly to the prosperity of the islands was discussed on the 2nd conference THALATTA, in Santorini island last weekend. Archipelagos’ research director Anastasia Miliou, gave a presentation on “The Aegean as Field of Research and Education: Knowledge supports Protection and Development”. More
The first autumn rains initiated a destructive journey of tons of plastic and other debris, which had mostly been accumulating on the roadsides throughout Greece, towards the sea. For many months, this garbage was “waiting” for the local authorities or communities to act, for their collection, with no response! It is unfortunate to see such
After the success of our previous campaign, Archipelagos are now launching a follow up crowdfunding campaign to support the protection of marine mammals and fish stocks in the Aegean Sea. We will do this by providing the local artisan fishermen with new, more sustainable nets! With this 2nd campaign we we wish to raise even more money