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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]

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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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Starting 2023 by returning to action on the boats with good sea conditions as a present ! 🎁
All of us at Archipelagos, the research bases, labs and the Aegean Marine Life Sanctuary  are sending you our wishes for a Happy New Year ! 💫
New year means a new start but let’s not forget that wishes alone are not enough. Each of us together, apart from the wishes, should put the effort for change so that we all actually have a better new year. Let’s make it happen together ! 🤝🤝
#archipelagos #wearearchipelagos #savetheaegean #aegeansea #greece #happynewyear #newyear 
#boat #conservationmarine

Starting 2023 by returning to action on the boats with good sea conditions as a present ! 🎁

All of us at Archipelagos, the research bases, labs and the Aegean Marine Life Sanctuary are sending you our wishes for a Happy New Year ! 💫

New year means a new start but let’s not forget that wishes alone are not enough. Each of us together, apart from the wishes, should put the effort for change so that we all actually have a better new year. Let’s make it happen together ! 🤝🤝

#archipelagos #wearearchipelagos #savetheaegean #aegeansea #greece #happynewyear #newyear
#boat #conservationmarine

As 2022 is coming to an end, we would like to welcome the new year with a dear friend from the North Aegean Sea.🐬 
A common dolphin enjoying the sunny winter day whose populations we’ve been monitoring for 14 years and counting! 
Many wishes to all and have a great year ! 💫
#archipelago #wearearchipelagos #aegean #marineconservation #savethesea #dolphins #lovedolphins #dolphindiscovery #dolphinsighting #savetheaegean #stranding #marinemammals #oceancreatures #cetacean #stenellacoeruleoalba #mediterranean

As 2022 is coming to an end, we would like to welcome the new year with a dear friend from the North Aegean Sea.🐬

A common dolphin enjoying the sunny winter day whose populations we’ve been monitoring for 14 years and counting!

Many wishes to all and have a great year ! 💫

#archipelago #wearearchipelagos #aegean #marineconservation #savethesea #dolphins #lovedolphins #dolphindiscovery #dolphinsighting #savetheaegean #stranding #marinemammals #oceancreatures #cetacean #stenellacoeruleoalba #mediterranean

What's next for us? 
 
Tomorrow we return to the sea! 🌊 
 
After a short, 2-day break the Archipelagos boats and crew are leaving the port again to continue the efforts to protect the unique biodiversity of the Aegean Sea! 
 
Wishing you all happy Holidays from the sunny Aegean ! ☀️ 
 

#archipelagos #wearearchipelagos #savetheaegean #aegeansee #greece #backtosea #marinelife #marineconservation #boat #merrychristmas

What's next for us? 
 
Tomorrow we return to the sea! 🌊 
 
After a short, 2-day break the Archipelagos boats and crew are leaving the port again to continue the efforts to protect the unique biodiversity of the Aegean Sea! 
 
Wishing you all happy Holidays from the sunny Aegean ! ☀️ 
 

#archipelagos #wearearchipelagos #savetheaegean #aegeansee #greece #backtosea #marinelife #marineconservation #boat #merrychristmas

A striped dolphin shows off its acrobatic skills in the Aegean Sea. 
The striped dolphin pictured above belongs to a pod of about 150 dolphins, and has been monitored by Archipelagos’ research team for over two decades. Our efforts in the Aegean continue year-round, even in the often challenging winter months. 
The striped dolphin is one of the most common dolphin species found in the Greek seas, and unfortunately, they are also the species that is most often found dead on the coasts. 
In order to manage and protect the species of our seas, we record data on marine mammals in the Greek seas!
Wishing all a pleasant weekend! 🐬
#archipelago #wearearchipelagos #aegean #marineconservation #savethesea #dolphins #lovedolphins #dolphindiscovery #dolphinsighting #savetheaegean #stripeddolphin #stranding #marinemammals #oceancreatures #cetacean #stenellacoeruleoalba #mediterranean

A striped dolphin shows off its acrobatic skills in the Aegean Sea.

The striped dolphin pictured above belongs to a pod of about 150 dolphins, and has been monitored by Archipelagos’ research team for over two decades. Our efforts in the Aegean continue year-round, even in the often challenging winter months.

The striped dolphin is one of the most common dolphin species found in the Greek seas, and unfortunately, they are also the species that is most often found dead on the coasts.
In order to manage and protect the species of our seas, we record data on marine mammals in the Greek seas!

Wishing all a pleasant weekend! 🐬

#archipelago #wearearchipelagos #aegean #marineconservation #savethesea #dolphins #lovedolphins #dolphindiscovery #dolphinsighting #savetheaegean #stripeddolphin #stranding #marinemammals #oceancreatures #cetacean #stenellacoeruleoalba #mediterranean

With mild autumn weather conditions, we continue working in the open sea to collect valuable data on the anthropogenic factors that threaten marine life, with our sight always towards the seas.
We remind everyone, that the protection of the environment is not the responsibility of few, but rather an obligation we all share. Understanding that our planet must remain viable, is a prerequisite for our survival and that of future generations.
#savetheaegean #wearearchipelagos #marinelife #archipelagos #backtonature #marineconservation #conservetheaegean #greece

With mild autumn weather conditions, we continue working in the open sea to collect valuable data on the anthropogenic factors that threaten marine life, with our sight always towards the seas.

We remind everyone, that the protection of the environment is not the responsibility of few, but rather an obligation we all share. Understanding that our planet must remain viable, is a prerequisite for our survival and that of future generations.

#savetheaegean #wearearchipelagos #marinelife #archipelagos #backtonature #marineconservation #conservetheaegean #greece

With a temporary improvement in weather conditions, the research boat Pinelopi continues its conservation work in the waters north of Ikaria island. Work focuses on monitoring marine mammal populations, oceanographic studies and the recording of the ever-increasing anthropogenic threats to our seas.
A consistent presence in the same seas for 22 years, the Pinelopi offers an invaluable ally for the Archipelagos Institute and all those who travel with her over the years.
#ArchipelagosInstitute #Conservation #Greece #ResearchConservation #SavetheAegean

With a temporary improvement in weather conditions, the research boat Pinelopi continues its conservation work in the waters north of Ikaria island. Work focuses on monitoring marine mammal populations, oceanographic studies and the recording of the ever-increasing anthropogenic threats to our seas.

A consistent presence in the same seas for 22 years, the Pinelopi offers an invaluable ally for the Archipelagos Institute and all those who travel with her over the years.

#ArchipelagosInstitute #Conservation #Greece #ResearchConservation #SavetheAegean

A few decades ago the common octopus (Octopus vulgaris) was very abundant in the Greek seas, today overfishing has caused a severe decline to their populations.
According to Greek legislation, the minimum legal fishing size for a common octopus is 500gr; however, the proposed minimum sustainable fishing size is 1100-1300gr.
Therefore, in order to be consumed sustainably, without impacting the stock, it is important to select octopus that are over 1300gr in weight. Additionally, by avoiding fishing and consumption during the main breeding season (April- May), stocks of this species can be naturally enriched and continue to exist in the coming years!
#ArchipelagosInstitute #Conservation #Greece #ResearchConservation #SavetheAegean

A few decades ago the common octopus (Octopus vulgaris) was very abundant in the Greek seas, today overfishing has caused a severe decline to their populations.

According to Greek legislation, the minimum legal fishing size for a common octopus is 500gr; however, the proposed minimum sustainable fishing size is 1100-1300gr.

Therefore, in order to be consumed sustainably, without impacting the stock, it is important to select octopus that are over 1300gr in weight. Additionally, by avoiding fishing and consumption during the main breeding season (April- May), stocks of this species can be naturally enriched and continue to exist in the coming years!

#ArchipelagosInstitute #Conservation #Greece #ResearchConservation #SavetheAegean

A hopeful image we have recorded at 96 meters depth. In regions where human activity is limited, ecosystems still thrive!
We cannot know or comprehend what are the consequences nor how many decades are required for recovery after the unfortunate destruction these sensitive ecosystems have faced. Therefore, Archipelagos Institute continues the push for legal establishment of a depth limit below which humans do not have the right to overexploit marine resources.
#ArchipelagosInstitute #Conservation #SavetheAegean #Greece #ResearchConservation

A hopeful image we have recorded at 96 meters depth. In regions where human activity is limited, ecosystems still thrive!

We cannot know or comprehend what are the consequences nor how many decades are required for recovery after the unfortunate destruction these sensitive ecosystems have faced. Therefore, Archipelagos Institute continues the push for legal establishment of a depth limit below which humans do not have the right to overexploit marine resources.

#ArchipelagosInstitute #Conservation #SavetheAegean #Greece #ResearchConservation

With strong northerly winds in the central Aegean, the crew of Naftilos continue action for the conservation of our seas. 
#Archipelagos #wearearchipelagos #savetheaegean #greece #researchforconservation

With strong northerly winds in the central Aegean, the crew of Naftilos continue action for the conservation of our seas.

#Archipelagos #wearearchipelagos #savetheaegean #greece #researchforconservation

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