On Saturday 13th of September, the educational workshop “Litter in the sea – The effects on humans” (organised by the Society of Active Citizens of Samos, Archipelagos Institute of Marine Conservation and Samos Divers) was held, with the participation of the local community and representatives of various local bodies. The aim of this workshop was
Researchers from Archipelagos Institute of Marine Conservation, continue their systematic effort to record, study and protect the unique wildlife of the Wildlife Refuge of Arki and N. Patmos, which comprises of 14 islands and islets. In the last year, Archipelagos in co-operation with the Norwegian University of Life Sciences (after signing a Memorandum of Understanding),
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