Members of the institute participated in a consultancy for scientific and technical aspects of lagoon ecosystem monitoring in the Amvrakikos Protected Area, one of Greece’s largest wetland ecosystems.

Within a collaboration for the promotion of an ambitious Life-Nature restoration project members of the Institute of Inland Waters and the Institute of Oceanography provided scientific and technical services for the creation, installation, trial monitoring and support of the operation of a system of automated telemetric stations measuring and studying environmental parametres in the lagoons of Amvrakikos Gulf. This work was a precursor for informed restoration planning and the application of specific measures (riparian zone restoration, reed bed re-flooding, woodland planting) in the Louros-Arachthos delta complex, one of Greece’s largest wetland areas. Research work included among several tasks, the survey of freshwater fishes in the Louros river.