15 Years ago, the Archipelagos Institute of Marine Conservation began to battle for the defense of the rare wildlife of the Greek seas and islands. Among the many rare animals that have been monitored and studied, since last March one stands out: a young monk seal exhibiting unusual behavior. While monk seals normally  prefer caves
One year has passed since Archipelagos, Institute of Marine Conservation, first reported to the national authorities the on-going incidents of illegal and destructive fishing practices taking place in the waters off Mount Athos. For more than a year now certain fishing boats, mainly purse seines, have continued openly illegal fishing practices in the area. The
Last Friday we received another response from the President of the European Commission, Jose Manuel Barroso, about the forthcoming onboard Destruction of Syria’s Chemical Weapons. The answer comes as a result of the joint statement sent to the EU by Archipelagos, which was co-signed by dozens of specialized scientists and institutions from 14 countries, about
Archipelagos Institute of Marine Conservation, represented by its Scientific Director Anastasia Miliou, recently assumed the role of coordination of the NE Mediterranean region of the project PartnerSHIPS of CIESM (International Commission for the Scientific Exploration ofthe Mediterranean). The cooperation between the 2 organisations extends to other areas related to monitoring the effects of climate change
Chemical Weapons Destruction – Threat of Toxic Pollution in the Mediterranean.   The at-sea destruction process of Syria’s chemical weapons arsenal in the “Ionian Abyssal Plain” between Crete and Sicily is fast approaching. Following Archipelago’s latest press release on this issue (04.04.2014), we now give you an update based on our communication with the Organization
Archipelagos, Institute of Marine Conservation, is currently in communication with the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) with respect to the planned at-sea destruction of Syria’s chemical weapons arsenal, which is due to take place in the waters found between Crete and Sicily. We will be attending an inspection of the ship MV
Two more days left to join! > See the Joint Statement with signatories here and below Dear colleagues, We believe you are aware of the major imminent threat to the Mediterranean Sea, caused by the planned destruction of the Syrian chemical weapons stockpile between Crete and Sicily, which may begin any day now. In an
At any given moment, the destruction of Syria’s chemical weapons stockpile may occur, in the heart of the Mediterranean, between Crete and Sicily. The whole process is implemented with legal coverage in accordance to relevant UN decisions-an organization that is allegedly an independent peacemaker, but is actually known to be controlled by the same members
EU Fisheries Council and European Parliament Reach Agreement on Future of EU Fisheries Subsidies On the 28th of January in Brussels, the European Union’s Fisheries Council and the European Parliament secured a deal on the future European Maritime and Fisheries Fund. The EMFF will make available approximately €6.5 billion from 2014 to 2020 to support
After a lot of work and the great effort of members, volunteers and friends of Archipelagos, it is with great joy that we present to you the completion of our new research vessel, repaired and upgraded in Perama (close to Athens). Today, our new research boat made her first trial voyages and in the following