Yesterday, during the President of the Republic’s visit to the remote islands of Agathonisi and Lipsi, Mrs Katerina Sakellaropoulou visited the research vessel, Aegean Explorer.             During her meeting with Archipelagos Institute’s directors and heads of research, she was informed of Archipelagos’ actions and work over the past two decades,
The “Mini Explorer” is an autonomous robotic surface vehicle which was created in a cooperative effort between Archipelagos Institute and the Greek company “Aigaio RCB” and was obtained via self-funding by Archipelagos. At a time when boats are not permitted to travel at sea, it is a great tool for monitoring multiple parameters of marine
In order to strengthen the cooperation between the Archipelagos Institute of Marine Conservation and the Hellenic Rescue Team of Samos, a new training and skills exchange partnership has been launched in the past few days, which will continue for the next upcoming months. The Hellenic Rescue Team of Samos, one of the best trained rescue
The Short Documentary Film presenting the Aegean Marine Life Sanctuary, currently under construction by Archipelagos on the Island of Lipsi, won the award for the “Best Heroic Act of Environmental Stewardship” at the World Whale Film Festival in Maui, Hawaii! The recipient of this award is selected by the festival’s audience, who had to choose
As Archipelagos’ conservation work continues in the Aegean despite the difficult weather conditions, we would like to share with you the sad reality we face in our seas. Responding to incidents of live or dead strandings of rare species along the Greek coasts, reported by citizens or port authorities, is not news for us but
In the featured article of the global magazine for hydrography “Hydro International” a young scientist from Holland, Inge van den Meiracker, who as part of the MSc in Geographical Information Management and Applications at the University of Utrecht, joined Archipelagos Institute of Marine Conservation for 6 months. During her internship, Inge took an active part in
The Aegean Marine Life Sanctuary rehabilitation centre. In the heart of the winter, Archipelagos continues the construction of the Aegean Marine Life Sanctuary rehabilitation centre of the on the island of Lipsi. Despite the few available funds that originate from individuals and organisations who support Archipelagos’ conservation actions, in addition to self-funding, we aim to
Today, the 19th World Marine Mammal Conference https://www.wmmconference.org/ started in Barcelona, Spain, with the theme “Together for Science and Conservation”. It is the biggest international conference about marine mammals with the participation of attendees coming from more than 95 different countries of the world. Archipelagos Institute of Marine Conservation takes part in this conference with
Another stranding of a 13-meter-long sperm whale, this time on the shores off of Athens in the Keratea region, reminds us how little we know about the rich wildlife of our seas. The sight of the sperm whale surprised both the media and the public, which raises once more the question of whether, as a
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