Research projects 2013 – Present

--Research projects 2013 - Present

MARISCA: Maritime spatial planning in the Aegean for the conservation and protection of biodiversity

Starting/ending date: 01/12/2015 – 31/12/2016
Total Financing:  390.000,00€ (ΧΜ – ΕΟΧ )
European Project
Dr Vassiliki Vassilopoulou, Marine Biological Resources

MARISCA stands for “MARIne Spatial Conservation planning in the Aegean sea” and is a project co-funded in 85% by the European Environmental Area Financial Mechanism, (EEA FM 2009-2014), and 15% by the Public Investments Programme (PIP) under the theme «Integrated Marine and Inland Water Management», […]

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

ECOAST aims to identify, develop and test new methodologies for spatial and temporal management of fisheries and aquaculture in coastal areas. […]

AMVRAKIKOS: Identification, consequences and management of the anoxic zone of Amvrakikos Gulf (NW Greece)

Starting/ending date: 01/12/2015 – 28/02/2017
Total Financing:  354.315,84€ (ΧΜ-ΕΟΧ)
European Project
Dr A. Machias, Marine Biological Resources

The project aims at gathering, archiving, analysis, and presentation of biological, physical and resource exploitation elements associated with the anoxic zone and its impact, […]

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

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), […]

MUSES: Multi-Use in European Seas

Starting/ending date: 01/11/2016 – 31/10/2018
Total Financing:  1.991.979,63€ (EE – H2020 )
European Project
Dr Vassiliki Vassilopoulou, Marine Biological Resources

The Multi-Use in European Seas (MUSES) project is a Horizon 2020 funded project that is exploring the opportunities for Multi-Use in European Seas across five EU sea basins (Baltic Sea, North Sea, Mediterranean Sea, Black Sea and Eastern Atlantic).


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

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. […]


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

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


“Gyaros MPA” fisheries knowledge survey: assessing a pristine Mediterranean biodiversity hotspot

Starting/ending date: 01/01/2018 – 31/12/2020
Financing:  250,000 € (MAVA Foundation – Switzerland)
Privately funded project
Dr Dimitrios Damalas, Marine Biological Resources

The “Gyaros MPA Fisheries Knowledge Survey” aspires to set the cornerstone for an effective future management and monitoring plan of the Gyaros island marine reserve, […]

Monitoring and Recording of the Water Status (Quality, Quantity, Pressures, Use) in Greece

Starting/ending date: 02/11/2017 – 31/12/2023
Total financing:  16,345,706.38 €
National project 
Dr Elias Dimitriou, Inland Waters

Evrotas River

The project facilitates the implementation of the 2000/60 WFD for surface waters in Greece as it leads to an objective and comprehensive assessment of the water bodies’ status. […]


Starting/ending date: 24/10/2017 – 23/10/2020
Total financing:  800 Μ€
National project 
Professor K. Stergiou, Marine Biological Resources

Development of management tools for marine and freshwater ecosystems

The Institute of Marine Biological Resources and Inland Waters of the Hellenic Center for Marine Research (H.C.M.R.) undertook the implementation of the research project ANATHALLOI, financed by the Operational ProgramCompetitiveness, Entrepreneurship and Innovation” and is co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund Development. […]