It was a great honor but also great moral support for all those who comprise Archipelagos Institute of Marine Conservation to be granted the Efkranti Award “Marilena Laskaridi” for the naval culture excellence and for the support to the Hellenic nautical heritage and tradition. The Efkanti award ceremony was carried out for the 12th successive
The last established population of Mediterranean Chameleons in Greece (Chameleo chameleon), still survives until today on the island on Samos. In previous decades this species also survived in Chios and Crete, while today we do not know if there are viable populations of the species on these islands. Chameleons, in most parts of the world
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 Aegean Marine Life Sanctuary is a pioneering initiative which is expected to serve multiple important functions on the eastern Aegean island of Leipsoi. From treatment for sick and injured sea creatures to advanced scientific and environmental research, the sanctuary will also apply best practices in order to minimize its environmental footprint. The project is
By Thodoris Tsimpidis Director of Archipelagos Institute of Marine Conservation The original article in Greek was published in https://www.efsyn.gr/nisides/246495_i-apaxiosi-ton-ellinikon-nision Translation in English by Jennifer Barclay The Devaluation of the Greek Islands The story of a catastrophe – from autonomy to absolute dependence Have we ever asked ourselves how, within a few years,our islands were transformed
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