Research projects 2013 – Present

--Research projects 2013 - Present

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. […]

Climate change and European Aquatic RESources (CERES)

Starting/ending date: 01/04/2016 – 31/03/2020
Total Financing:  5,586,851 € (H2020)
European Project
Dr George Tserpes, Marine Biological Resources and Inland Waters

The CERES project – named after the Roman goddess of agriculture and fertility […]

Actions for Marine Protected Areas (AMARe)- (Interreg MED Programme 2014-2020)

Starting/ending date: 01/11/2016 – 31/10/2019
Financing:  2.7 million € (EU contribution is 2.3 million €)
European project
Dr Vassiliki Vassilopoulou, Marine Biological Resources

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 […]


Starting/ending date: 01/04/2015 – 31/03/2017
Financing:  232.122,00 €
National project
Dr M. Stoumboudi, Inland Waters and Marine Biological Resources

HCMR has undertaken the project entitled «Sustainable exploitation of marine and inland water ecosystems and resources of the E. Mediterranean within the frame of blue Growth», which is being financed in the frame of the “Programming Agreements between Research Centers -GSRT/IKY/SIEMENS 2014-2016” and includes three sub-projects.
The second sub-project, entitled “Development of a decision support tool for the sustainable management of water resources, in combination to the optimisation of power production”, is undertaken by the Institute of Marine Biological Resources and Inland Waters. […]


Starting/ending date: 03/2015 – 02/2019
Financing:  580.000,00 €
European project (HORIZON 2020)
Prof. K. Stergiou, Marine Biological Resources

Science, technology and society initiative to minimize unwanted catches in European fisheries (MINOUW)
The complexity of the problem of banning discards and bringing all unwanted catches to land makes it necessary to follow a multi-actor approach, […]


Starting/ending date: 01/08/2014 – 31/12/2015
Financing:  84.408,75 €
National project
Dr A. Conides, Marine Biological Resources

Exploitation of the discards within the reformed CFP without the creation of income for the fishermen (VALUE). Study area: Aegean Sea. […]

Volvi Lake

Starting/ending date: 07/2014 – 12/2015
Financing:  128.249,00 €
National project
Professor K. Stergiou, Inland Waters and Marine Biological Resources

The aim of the project “Creation of an ecosystem based fisheries model for the management of the Volvi lake” is the integrated approach and the selection of exploitation models of the lake ecosystem. […]

COST training school

Starting/ending date: 09 – 11/04/2014
Financing:  6.065,00  €
European project
Dr A. Zenetos, Marine Biological Resources

Alien Challenge (Rhodes Island). The Training School will focus on marine survey skills and Invasive Alien Species identification. […]

Pikrodafni Stream

Starting/ending date: 01/04/2014 – 31/10/2014
Financing:  10.000,00  €
National project
Dr E. Dimitriou, Inland Waters

Assessment of the Ecological Status of Pikrodafni stream. […]