Welcome to the Institute of Marine Biological Resources and Inland Waters

IMBRIW pursues science-based conservation and management of aquatic ecosystems;
it provides scientific guidance to decision makers and supports public awareness
and education for conserving marine and inland water environments.

Greece’s largest public research institute focusing on marine and inland water ecosystems

Major European Union Policy-Relevant Research


National River Monitoring

The Institute of Marine Biological Resources and Inland Waters of HCMR is involved in the National Monitoring Network of the quality and quantity of water by conducting samplings in rivers throughout Greece.


National Fisheries Data Collection

The fisheries data collection program provides the necessary information on fisheries management, knowledge of biological parameters and the geographical demarcation of fish-populations in order to help achieve the objectives of sustainable fisheries.

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Environmental Flows downstream of Dams

The project ECOFLOW aims to create a systematic and standardized process for assessing ecologically acceptable flows in rivers and streams whose flow is affected by the development of dams and large hydraulic infrastructure.


Marine Strategy Framework Directive

The Institute works with other research organizations to develop a detailed assessment of the state of Greece’s Marine environment, to define “good environmental status” at the regional level and to establish clear environmental targets and monitoring programmes..

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