In dedication to World Animal Day, we came together with our partners, World Animal Protection Nederland, at the Teylers Museum in Haarlem, Netherlands. Α session was devoted to the Aegean Marine Life Sanctuary, which is currently under construction. Speakers included Tim Grandjean and Anastasia Miliou from Archipelagos Institute, led by Thierry Reniers, co-director of World
The “Aegean Explorer” crew continues with the “Protecting Aegean Coralligenous” project, in cooperation with expert organisations and universities. Our aim is to actively discover and map the location of coralligenous habitats of the Aegean Sea. In this challenging effort, the active role of local fishermen from the Aegean islands, particularly the island of Fourni, is
Now in the autumn Archipelagos’ international team continues hard work on Posidonia seagrass replanting continues. Divers and snorkelers, with the help of the support team on kayaks, continue the transport of the especially prepared plants into our underwater gardens. At a day and age when we refer to the extinction of species, as something that
The Bigfin reef squid, Sepioteuthis lessoniana is one of the many alien species we record in the Aegean! The biodiversity of our seas is changing due to climate change, but also due to human-induced factors such as the creation and more recently the expansion of the Suez Canal. However, what plays the most important role
These days, our research vessels Aegean Explorer and Naftilos are operating around Agathonisi island – a marine region of great importance that has been in the center of Archipelagos Institute’s focus for over two decades. The irony however stands to the fact that even in the case of islands as important as Agathonisi, the nation’s
bioacoustics internship
My name is Cecilia, and I have spent the past 3 months as an intern at the Archipelagos Institute of Marine Conservation. During my internship, I have deepened my knowledge in the field of bioacoustics through assisting other interns with their personal projects. The reason as to why I chose to not start a new
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Seagrass meadows’ ability to sequester blue carbon – Are all seagrass habitats equal? New scientific publication at the Frontiers in Marine Science. Our recent scientific publication entitled ‘Is all seagrass habitat equal? Seasonal, spatial, and interspecific variation in productivity dynamics within the Mediterranean seagrass habitat’ quantifies the ability of Posidonia seagrass meadows in the Aegean
collecting samples of Posidonia oceanica and Halophila stipulacea seagrass
My name is Alexandra Gimblett, and I am currently studying Marine and Freshwater Biology BSc at Aberystwyth University. While on my year in industry I chose to spend six months with Archipelagos Institute of Marine Conservation collecting samples of Posidonia oceanica and Halophila stipulacea seagrass in order to later perform DNA analysis at my university.
Department of Political Science – International Relations of Emmanuel College, USA – Archipelagos Institute of Marine Conservation  One of the key aims of the “International School of Sea” of Archipelagos Institute is to bring the Aegean in the international map of applied education for environmental conservation.  university studies for the environment, through the cooperation with
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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