Everyday life and business practice are closely related to the sea in many countries. This is especially true in Greece with more than 16,000 Km of coastline.

In such conditions timely and reliable information and forecast on the condition of the seas is of strategic importance. For over a decade now POSEIDON system operation covers exactly this need.


This is where your experience exploring the Mediterranean sea world begins. Come face to face with hundreds of species and thousands of living organisms.

Be fascinated by their behaviour as they reveal the wide variety of shapes, colors, habits and needs of their own world. Learn about them and reflect on what our common future may be.

Hydrobiological Station of Rhodes

The Reale Istituto di Ricerche Biologiche di Rodi (Royal Biological Research Institute of Rhodes) was founded in the years 1934-1935, during the Italian occupation of the Dodecanese Islands (1912-1943).

The Station came into existence during the Italian occupation of Rhodes, and its Art-Deco-inspired exterior and interior have been preserved as a historic landmark.

Ag. Kosmas

Οι εγκαταστάσεις του Ελληνικού Κέντρου Θαλασσίων Ερευνών (ΕΛ.ΚΕ.Θ.Ε.) στον Αγ. Κοσμά στεγάζονται μέχρι σήμερα στο ιστορικό κτίσμα του Ιδρύματος, εκεί όπου εγκαταστάθηκε μετά την ίδρυση του το έτος 1970, κατ’ αρχήν υπό την επωνυμία ΙΩΚΑΕ, αργότερα ως ΕΚΘΕ και από το 2004 και μετά ως ΕΛ.ΚΕ.Θ.Ε..



11th Panellenic Symposium of Oceanography & Fishering


Who we are in research

Profiles and CVs of our research scientists in all our five Institutes, Oceanography, Marine Biological Resources (Fisheries), Aquaculture, Marine Biology and Genetics, and Inland Waters.

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Board of Directors

The Hellenic Centre for Marine Research came into existence officially on June 3, 2003. (Presidential decree 164/2003 [Ed. A'131] )

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Photos of our fleet (AEGAEO, PHILIA and ALCYON research vessels, Submersible THETIS, ROV Super Achilles, ROV Max Rover and ROV Seabotix), of our premises around Greece, of our Aquaria, e.t.c.

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Research Vessels

R/V AEGAEO was built in 1985 at the Chalkis shipyard and started her scientific operations in the Eastern Mediterranean.

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Employment Opportunities

We appreciate your interest to work at HCMR. Please fill in the job application form, print and send by mail or email it to and along with other material as specified.

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Best Program 2010

Best Program 2010

Southern European Seas: Assessing and Modeling Environmental Changes(SESAME).

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  • For the public

    Services we provide to the final recipient of the Citizen.

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    Poseidon Weather now on Android Market.

  • Weather Forecast for Greece

    Weather Forecast for Greece

    - Greece - Europe - Black Sea.

  • Ocean Forecast for Aegean

    Ocean Forecast for Aegean


Research Programmes

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Towards COast to COast NETworks of marine protected areas (from the shore to the high and deep sea), coupled with sea-based wind energy potential (CoCoNET)


Assessment of the interactions between corals

Assessment of the interactions between corals, fish and fisheries, in order to develop monitoring and predictive modelling tools for ecosystem based management in the deep waters of Europe and beyond (CoralFISH)..

In July 10, 2011 / In UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND 9.284,95? / Oceanography

Southern European Seas: Assessing and Modeling Environmental Changes (SESAME).

In July 10, 2011 / In ΓΓΕΤ / ΕΕ 236.000? / 55.692,40? / By Oceanography


The Hellenic Centre for Marine Research is the national laboratory of Greece on oceanography and marine research. Our work covers the entire spectrum from basicscience to technological research. We do large scale experiments in the ocean, measure environmental parameters, explore the seafloor, find ancient wrecks and submerged cities, help the State with tsunami hazard mitigation, protect our beaches, study the evolution of fish populations, develop feed for fish, train graduate students and disseminate information to the public. We invite scientific collaborations from anywhere in the world, and we charter our oceanographic ships for specialized studies. Locate us through
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Contact Details

46,7 km, 19013, Anavisso, GR
T (+30) 22910 76 322
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Assessment of the interactions between corals, fish and fisheries, in order to develop monitoring and predictive modelling tools for ecosystem based management in the deep waters of Europe and beyond (CoralFISH).


Quaternary tsunami events in the eastern Ionian Sea- reconstructing and modelling extreme events based on interdisciplinary geo-scientific investigations (EAST IONIAN SEA TSUNAMIS).


The 20th Century evolution of Mediterranean exploited demersal resources under increasing fishing disturbance and environmental change" n° MARE200811 (Call for Tenders) (EVOMED).


Enabling European SMEs to Remediate wastes, Reduce GHG Emissions and Produce Biofuels via Microalgae Cultivation (BioalgaeSorb).

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