Two images of our plastic footprint in our seas: – A turtle attempting to swim among plastic debris washed into the sea after the first rainfall. – A rubbish bin which could be situated almost anywhere in Greece. This is an image which should insult all civilians who see this every day, but the power
The Citizen Science Observatory of Archipelagos Institute contributes to the monitoring of jellyfish blooms in Greece, proving once more how invaluable citizen science is as a source of information on the biodiversity of and the threats faced by our seas. We all can, and must, join forces, collaborate and exchange information so that we can
Start your Career with a Unique Experience! Limited Positions Still Available for On-site & Remote Internships in the Aegean Sea for the Autumn & Winter of 2020 – 2021 Despite the challenging times, while remaining on a COVID-free island and adhering to all necessary safety measures, the research team of Archipelagos Institute of Marine Conservation will continue to work and
The first record in Greece of the alien fish species Cheilodipterus novemstriatus was made a few days ago in Rhodes by a member of the Archipelagos’ Citizen- Science Observatory. Cheilodipterus novemstriatus is a fish of Indo-Pacific origin that has progressively invaded the Mediterranean Sea via the Suez Canal as a Lessepsian immigrant. The species was
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,
By Thodoris Tsimpidis Director of Archipelagos Institute of Marine Conservation The Greek article was published in https://www.efsyn.gr/nisides/246495_i-apaxiosi-ton-ellinikon-nision Translation in English by Jennifer Barclay The story of a catastrophe – from autonomy to absolute dependence Have we ever asked ourselves how, within a few years,our islands were transformed from exemplary models of management and self-government to
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