Co‐financed by the European Union and Greek national funds

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. More…


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..

The main goals of IMBRIW are the production of knowledge related to structural and functional aspects of inland aquatic ecosystems and the high trophic level components (including fisheries) of marine ecosystems


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The 12th MEDIAS meeting in Athens

The 12th MEDIAS […]

Alien Species

At this year’s exhibition “Boat & Fishing in Greece” HELEXPO Maroussi, Athens, Greece Dr. Paraskevi Karachle (Institute of Marine Biological Resources and Inland Waters, HCMR) and Dr. Marika Galanidi (Ustun Energy R & D SME), were hosted at the booth of the Panhellenic Union of Recreational Fishers (PEEA). The researchers, within the framework of the European COST-ALIEN CSI program, are exploring the socio-economic impact of alien species on fisheries. […]

“THALATTA” documetary, ET3

Σκηνοθεσία: Τριανταφυλλιά Δημοπούλου

Α’ ΤΗΛΕΟΠΤΙΚΗ ΠΡΟΒΟΛΗ 2019: ΕΡΤ3, ΤΡΙΤΗ 22.01.2019 , 20:00 μμ  […]