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Researchers, young graduates, students and volunteers with a background in science or communications are welcome to join the Archipelagos team on the Aegean islands! Here you will have the opportunity to take part in multidisciplinary field research and high-priority conservation projects, collecting data and supporting the work of our research teams, while enriching your knowledge and improving practical skills. 

Participants gain valuable field research experience on key fields of marine and terrestrial conservation, while at the same time contributing directly towards the protection of the unique marine ecosystems of the Aegean. All internships are geared at developing your leadership, independent research and study skills, allowing you to develop a variety of abilities, which can improve your future job prospects.

During the 2022 academic year, students who are enrolled in online university courses can follow a flexible on-site internship schedule to accommodate both their university course and the on-site internship.

To apply, please request an application form and send your motivation letter and CV to [email protected]

Click on the image above to look at some of our student work journals

In response to COVID-19, all projects are currently based on the islands of Lipsi and Samos in the southeastern Aegean Sea, or on board Archipelagos’ research boats “Aegean Explorer”, “Pinelopi” and “Naftilos”, on which we extend our marine conservation work through research trips that cover various other Aegean Sea islands and waters of the Aegean Sea.

Throughout the pandemic and times during lock-down, the Archipelagos team was able to continue parts of their work, respecting all safety measures and government guidelines, and making best use of the safe outdoor areas and activities. To minimise potential spread of Covid-19, all incoming team members will initially be hosted in separate accommodation facilities upon arrival at Archipelagos’ research base. The duration of this stay will depend on guidelines and recommendations from the Greek and EU Health Organisations. While this is not compulsory, Archipelagos has decided to take extra precautions to ensure the safety of all team members.

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These days aboard the Aegean Explorer in the NE Aegean, we are recording large shoals of hundreds of juvenile bluefin tuna.
Despite the numerous problems of our seas, such findings give us hope that it is not too late and that there is room to reverse some of the human-caused destruction of our seas, even if it has already been delayed for too many decades.
The Mediterranean Sea is an important spawning ground for bluefin tuna, a species that migrates over 8,000km/year to reach its main feeding grounds in the eastern Atlantic, from Norway to West Africa.
It is one of the most overfished species of fish. Although each female tuna releases into the sea more than 10 million eggs/year, their slow reproductive maturity (at 3-5 years) combined with the fact that they gather in large shoals to reproduce, makes the populations of the species particularly vulnerable to overfishing.
The bluefin tuna can reach up to 3 metres in length and 700 kg in weight, and its lifespan can reach up to 40 years. It can dive up to 500-1000 metres deep, while it swims at a speed of up to 70km/hour.
Bluefin tuna is a very important species for the Mediterranean, as it is a top predator and determines the balance of marine ecosystems.
#savetheaegean #mediteranneansea #fish #marinebiodiversity #wearearchipelagos #marinelife #archipelagos #greece #aegeansea

These days aboard the Aegean Explorer in the NE Aegean, we are recording large shoals of hundreds of juvenile bluefin tuna.

Despite the numerous problems of our seas, such findings give us hope that it is not too late and that there is room to reverse some of the human-caused destruction of our seas, even if it has already been delayed for too many decades.

The Mediterranean Sea is an important spawning ground for bluefin tuna, a species that migrates over 8,000km/year to reach its main feeding grounds in the eastern Atlantic, from Norway to West Africa.

It is one of the most overfished species of fish. Although each female tuna releases into the sea more than 10 million eggs/year, their slow reproductive maturity (at 3-5 years) combined with the fact that they gather in large shoals to reproduce, makes the populations of the species particularly vulnerable to overfishing.

The bluefin tuna can reach up to 3 metres in length and 700 kg in weight, and its lifespan can reach up to 40 years. It can dive up to 500-1000 metres deep, while it swims at a speed of up to 70km/hour.

Bluefin tuna is a very important species for the Mediterranean, as it is a top predator and determines the balance of marine ecosystems.

#savetheaegean #mediteranneansea #fish #marinebiodiversity #wearearchipelagos #marinelife #archipelagos #greece #aegeansea

At more than 100 meters depth, exists some of our seas’ most biodiverse and colorful habitats. Recently recorded by the Archipelagos team, this photo displays the miraculous coralligeous reefs of the Aegean Sea.
Alas, even in these great depths, marine species are threatened by human activity. These intense anthropogenic pressures are risking important biodiversity in our seas, before we ever discover they exist.
#archipelagos #archipelagosgr #savetheaegean #marineconservation #coralligenous #reefs #aegean

At more than 100 meters depth, exists some of our seas’ most biodiverse and colorful habitats. Recently recorded by the Archipelagos team, this photo displays the miraculous coralligeous reefs of the Aegean Sea.

Alas, even in these great depths, marine species are threatened by human activity. These intense anthropogenic pressures are risking important biodiversity in our seas, before we ever discover they exist.

#archipelagos #archipelagosgr #savetheaegean #marineconservation #coralligenous #reefs #aegean

Though this year's May has continued with many days of clouds and rain, the Archipelagos team is sure to not miss a day of action in the field, working for the protection of our seas. 🐬💙
#archipelago #archipelagogr #marinemammal #marineconservation #wearearchipelagos #greece #aegean #saveourseas

Though this year`s May has continued with many days of clouds and rain, the Archipelagos team is sure to not miss a day of action in the field, working for the protection of our seas. 🐬💙

#archipelago #archipelagogr #marinemammal #marineconservation #wearearchipelagos #greece #aegean #saveourseas

The best kept secret of the Mediterranean🪸
Coralligenous reefs are sensitive habitats prone to irreversible destruction by anthropogenic activities, primarily bottom trawling. The lack of enforcement on existing legislation for protected habitat conservation puts the survival of these highly diverse and ecologically important ecosystems at risk. This is an unfortunate occurrence that is impacting not only the Aegean Sea, but the entire Mediterranean. 
#archipelagos #archipelagosgr #savetheaegean #marineconservation #coralligenous #reefs #aegean

The best kept secret of the Mediterranean🪸

Coralligenous reefs are sensitive habitats prone to irreversible destruction by anthropogenic activities, primarily bottom trawling. The lack of enforcement on existing legislation for protected habitat conservation puts the survival of these highly diverse and ecologically important ecosystems at risk. This is an unfortunate occurrence that is impacting not only the Aegean Sea, but the entire Mediterranean.

#archipelagos #archipelagosgr #savetheaegean #marineconservation #coralligenous #reefs #aegean

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