Current Projects

--Current Projects

DECAGON

Starting/ending date: 05/09/2018 – 30/9/2020
Total Financing:  4.590 € (Zoological Society of London/ AG Leventis Foundation)
European Project
Dr Eleni Kalogianni, Inland Waters

Development, reproduction and ethology of the Greek killifish Valencia sp.

Project DECAGON aims at breeding the critically endangered freshwater species Valencia letourneuxi and Valencia robertae at close-circuit conditions for stock maintenance and research purposes, such the study of their reproduction, ecomorphology,  and interactions with alien species.

RESILIENT

Starting/ending date: 05/09/2018 – 30/9/2019
Total Financing:  13.703,51 € (Zoological Society of London/ AG Leventis Foundation)
European Project
Dr Eleni Kalogianni, Inland Waters

Population assessment of the Corfu killifish and other Greek endemic freshwater species using established and innovative methods

Project RESILIENT,  a partnership between ZSL, HCMR and the University of Derby (UoD),  aims at assessing the current population status of the Corfu killifish using both conventional ichthyological and the least invasive environmental DNA […]

ODYSSEA: Λειτουργία ενός ολοκληρωμένου συστήματος παρατηρητηρίων στη Μεσόγειο θάλασσα

Starting/ending date: 2017 – 2021
Total Financing:  8.398.716,00€ (ΕΕ – Η2020)
European Project
Dr George Tserpes, Marine Biological Resources and Inland Waters

Το πρόγραμμα στοχεύει στη λειτουργία ενός ολοκληρωμένου συστήματος παρατήρησης και ανάλυσης βιολογικών και ωκεανογραφικών παραμέτρων στη Μεσόγειο θάλασσα.

CERES – Climate change and European Aquatic RESources

Starting/ending date: 01/03/2016 – 28/02/2020
Total Financing:  5.600.000,00€ (EE – H2020)
European Project
Dr George Tserpes, Marine Biological Resources and Inland Waters

The CERES project – named after the Roman goddess of agriculture and fertility – is devoted to the questions as to how climate change willl influence Europe´s fish and shellfish resources and how industry can adapt to and benefit from future change.

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MERCES: Marine Ecosystem Restoration in Changing European Seas

Starting/ending date: 01/06/2016 – 30/05/2020
Total Financing:  6.651.118,00 € (EE –H2020)
European Project
Dr C.J. Smith, Marine Biological Resources

The MERCES project is focused on the restoration of different degraded marine habitats, with the aim of: 1) assessing the potential of different technologies and approaches; 2) quantifying the returns in terms of ecosystems services and their socio-economic impacts; 3) defining the legal-policy and governance frameworks needed to optimize the effectiveness of the different restoration approaches. Specific aims include: a) improving existing, and developing new, restoration actions of degraded marine habitats; b) increasing the adaptation of EU degraded marine habitats to global change; c) enhancing marine ecosystem resilience and services; d) conducting cost-benefit analyses for marine restoration measures; e) creating new industrial targets and opportunities. […]

ECOAST: New methodologies for an ecosystem approach to spatial and temporal management of fisheries and aquaculture in coastal areas

Starting/ending date: 01/03/2016 – 31/12/2018
Total Financing:  2.555.000,00€ (ERA-NET COFASP)
European Project
Dr Vassiliki Vassilopoulou, Marine Biological Resources and Inland Waters

ECOAST aims to identify, develop and test new methodologies for spatial and temporal management of fisheries and aquaculture in coastal areas. The overall approach will assess the impact of fisheries and aquaculture on coastal ecosystems, as well as synergies and conflicts between human activities.

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AMARE: Actions for Marine Protected Areas

Starting/ending date: 01/11/2016 – 30/10/2019
Total Financing:  2.663.093,33€ (Interreg MED Programme 2014 – 2020)
European Project
Dr Vassiliki Vassilopoulou, Marine Biological Resources and Inland Waters

The main objectives of AMAre project are:

  • To develop shared methodologies and geospatial tools for multiple stressors assessment, coordinated environmental monitoring, multi-criteria analyses and stakeholders’ engagements.
  • To develop concrete pilot actions and coordinated strategies in selected Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) to solve hot spots of conflicts affecting marine biodiversity and the services it provides.

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PROTOMEDEA: Towards the establishment of Marine Protected Area Networks in the Eastern Mediterranean

Starting/ending date: 01/12/2015 – 31/12/2018
Total Financing:  666.886,00€ (ΕΕ, DG MARE )
European Project
Paraskevi Karachle, Marine Biological Resources and Inland Waters

PROTOMEDEA stands for “PROTecting MEDiterranean EAst” and is a project, in response to the call for “Marine Protected Areas: network(s) for the enhancement of sustainable fisheries in EU Mediterranean waters” (Ref. MARE/2014/41), funded by the European Union DG MARE, which will be running for 36 months (December 2015 till November 2018). […]

Paradigm for Novel Dynamic Oceanic Resource Assessments (PANDORA)

Starting/ending date: 01/05/2018 – 30/04/2022
Total Financing:  5,598,388€ (H2020)
European Project
Dr Dimitrios Damalas, Marine Biological Resources and Inland Waters

More efficient fisheries management is needed to support the continued need to manage European fisheries due to the global rise in seafood demand and the need to maximise fish production sustainably. […]

ARIEL

Starting/ending date: 01/01/2018 – 31/12/2019
Total financing:  1,064,062 € (ERDF contribution 904,453€, Public contribution 159,609€)
European project (ADRION INTERREG)
Dr Dimitrios Damalas, Marine Biological Resources and Inland Waters

Promoting small scAle fisheRIes and aquaculture transnational networking in Adriatic-Ionian macroregion (ARIEL). […]