Μέδουσες, χταπόδια, καρχαρίες και η άγνοια που εκπέμπει η θαλασσινή μας χώρα
Over the last few days we have seen numerous articles, publications and social media posts warning citizens about “dangerous” jellyfish and “wild” shark hordes. Just to mention one similar example,  the post of a Greek American director – who states he doesn’t specialize  in sea issues –  managed to make many people wonder whether octopuses
Olivier Poivre d'Arvor, απεσταλμένο του Προέδρου της Γαλλικής Δημοκρατίας, Πρέσβη αρμόδιο για τους Πόλους και θέματα θαλάσσιας πολιτικής
The Scientific Director of Archipelagos Institute of Marine Conservation, Anastasia Miliou met with the French Ambassador for Polar and Maritime Issues, Olivier Poivre d’Arvor and Katerina Spyropoulou, Attaché for Scientific and University Cooperation of the French Embassy in Greece. Sharing a common concern for the state of the Mediterranean marine ecosystems, fish stocks and protected
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Over the past two days (Monday 23/05/2022 and Tuesday 24/05/2022) Naftilos’ crew of “Archipelagos” Institute of Marine Conservation recorded hundreds of explosions in the marine region of the NE Aegean. We presume that the explosions originated from the military exercises of the Turkish Navy, south of Izmir. The wider NE Aegean marine area is a
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As part of our collaboration with the John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and Design at the University of Toronto, in the past few days we completed the preliminary phase of the joint workshop “Documentation of the cultural and natural landscape formations and ecological identity of islets”. One of the main goals of this
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Three dead striped dolphins, two adult females and a juvenile male, were found off the southeast coast of Samos island. It is estimated that the strong winds carried them there from another part of the Aegean, after they had been drifting for at least three days. The Stranding Response team of the Archipelagos Institute of
The local communities and authorities in the region of Astakos – Echinades – Mitikas – Kastos – Kalamos in Etoloakarnania, western Greece, are claiming the obvious: to halt the increasingly intense degradation occurring in the waters of their region, as well as to restore the environmental destruction that has already been caused.  Archipelagos Institute of
At Archipelagos Institute of Marine Conservation an important visit took place by Queen Sofia of Spain, along with the Greek Deputy Minister of Environment & Energy, Mr. Giorgos Amiras, the General Secretary of Natural Environment & Water, Prof. Konstantinos Aravosis and the Ambassador of Spain, Mr. Enrique Viguera. The Queen was accompanied by distinguished guests
The Consulate General of Greece in Boston, in collaboration with the Institute of Eastern Mediterranean Studies at Emmanuel College and with the Archipelagos – Institute of Marine Conservation will bring the Aegean Sea to the USA on the 29th of May at 11:00 Boston (EDT)/ 18:00 Athens (EEST). In the webinar you will experience impressive audiovisual material from the biodiversity of
In the deep waters of the Mediterranean, in particular the Aegean Sea, there is a secret world we risk losing before we even discover it. The Coralligenous Habitats of the Mediterranean, found at a depth of 70-250 meters, are some of the most complex and rich marine ecosystems in the Mediterranean. At the same time,
When we talk about protecting the environment and combating pollution, our mind usually goes to causes and causers that are difficult for us as citizens to influence, such as industrial pollution. Frequently do not think about the large environmental footprint caused by our daily consumption habits, i.e. the personal hygiene products, cosmetics and cleaning products