Our News

Stay informed

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
The Aegean Marine Life Sanctuary rehabilitation centre. In the heart of the winter, Archipelagos continues the construction of the Aegean Marine Life Sanctuary rehabilitation centre of the on the island of Lipsi. Despite the few available funds that originate from individuals and organisations who support Archipelagos’ conservation actions, in addition to self-funding, we aim to

19th World Marine Mammal Conference

Today, the 19th World Marine Mammal Conference https://www.wmmconference.org/ started in Barcelona, Spain, with the theme “Together for Science and Conservation”. It is the biggest international conference about marine mammals with the participation of attendees coming from more than 95 different countries of the world. Archipelagos Institute of Marine Conservation takes part in this conference with
Another stranding of a 13-meter-long sperm whale, this time on the shores off of Athens in the Keratea region, reminds us how little we know about the rich wildlife of our seas. The sight of the sperm whale surprised both the media and the public, which raises once more the question of whether, as a
A workgroup meeting for the Sea4all project was completed on the 21st of November at the Foundation for Research and Technology, Crete with the participation of Archipelagos Institute of Marine Conservation. Sea4all project aims to help building a stronger environmental consciousness to students in school age and to the school teachers and educators through the
We recently finished filming for an international TV production, which will highlight the rare natural wealth of the Aegean and the conservation actions that Archipelagos Institute takes to protect it. Archipelagos Institute is a Greek initiative that was started over 2 decades ago and continues to expand, without using any public funds. With the hard
A briefing took place in Athens, between the Ambassador of Spain, Enrique Viguera and the Scientific Director of Archipelagos Institute of Marine Conservation, Anastasia Miliou. The focus of this meeting was the key priorities for marine conservation in Greece and the Mediterranean, as well as the common solutions that are required to address the common
As the southerly winds and the rain have changed the scenery in the Aegean, the crew of the “Aegean Explorer” and “Pinelopi” have found a safe shelter in the port. However, we take advantage of the rough seas to analyse the data we have collected when out in the open sea. Every expedition in the
As the northerly winds became weaker overnight, we are taking advantage of the good weather conditions today. The National Holiday on the 28th of October will not hold us back from the conservation of the Greek seas! This morning Archipelagos Institute of Marine Conservation took off for another research expedition! Our boats, “Aegean Explorer” and
Presenting a funded PhD opportunity with Marine Laboratory of the University of Plymouth and the University of East Anglia (UEA), in partnership with the Archipelagos Institute of Marine Conservation, Greece on the “Development of Ecological Solutions to Plastic Pollution” Archipelagos Institute of Marine Conservation is proud to announce its collaboration with ARIES Partnership, presenting the
“In the 1990s, fish farming in Greece began with European subsidies. The big companies that went on the stock market survived, the small ones closed. But those who survived went bankrupt and ended up in banks and from there to foreign funds that invested in intensive aquaculture, but without a legal framework that puts strict
The Aegean Marine Life Sanctuary at the World Whale Conference 2019 ! Archipelagos Institute was at the World Whale Conference 2019 which was completed yesterday at Hervey B ay, Australia. This conference is being organised by the World Cetacean Alliance, an international alliance of organisations devoted to the protection of whales and dolphins. There, a

Predator or Prey?

Predator or Prey? According to the marine biologist and research director of the Archipelagos Marine Conservation Institute Anastasia Miliou, “the image we have of sharks is dominated by the stereotypes created by action films and horror films.” “These fish usually live in great depths and in the high seas, making their observation reports very rare
In the heart of autumn, the Archipelago Institute continues its parallel actions to protect the rare nature of the Aegean. Again, we turn our attention to the uninhabited islets and islets – the real Aegean diamonds – that support rare biodiversity of international environmental importance. These days, utilizing the collaboration, know-how and new technologies of
Protecting Biodiversity in the Unknown Aegean Islands A few days ago a new phase of the Archipelagos Institute’s collaboration began with the Norwegian University of Life Sciences As we enter the heart of autumn, the Archipelagos Institute continues its parallel actions to protect the rare nature of the Aegean, focusing on uninhabited islets. These isolated
The Oceanographic Research Field Course between the Department of Marine Geography of Cardiff University, UK and Archipelagos Institute of Marine Conservation was successfully completed for the 12th successive year in the eastern Aegean Sea. With a focus on the marine region between the islands of Samos, Ikaria and Fourni and with the use of Archipelagos
After the very successful completion of the joint Oceanographic Research Course of Essex University and Archipelagos Institute, a group of 32 final year Marine Geography students and academics from Cardiff University, Wales, arrived on Samos. For the 12th year the two institutions have worked closely together to implement a joint Oceanographic Research Course in the
The Oceanographic Research Field Course between the University of Essex UK and Archipelagos Institute of Marine Conservation was successfully completed in the coastal waters of Samos island. In our effort to defend the nature of our seas, we have worked for the past 20 years to strengthen our standpoint with knowledge and expertise. The cooperation
TOP