19 institutions from 13 EU-countries and 2 non-EU countries have launched a four-year-long Horizon 2020 project set to reduce marine litter pollution The Newly funded, EU Horizon 2020 project CLAIM targets increasing pollution in marine areas by focusing on the development of innovative cleaning technologies and approaches. CLAIM stands for “Cleaning marine Litter by developing and Applying Innovative Methods in European Seas.” During CLAIMs, official

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The Sea Change project invites you to take simple steps towards protecting our ocean by joining its new “Our Ocean, Our Health” campaign to raise awareness of the interconnectedness of ocean and human health. Sea Change is an EU Horizon 2020-funded project which aims to raise European citizens’ awareness of the intrinsic links between ocean

Karmenu Vella, EU Commissioner for Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries met with ocean research leaders at the European Marine Board offices in Ostend, Belgium, on Friday 8 July, to discuss ocean research challenges. The meeting with Commissioner Vella follows on from a previous consultation, held in March, which identified ocean observation and seabed mapping as crucially important

DEVOTES project

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NEAT new software has been developed by European researchers to assess the environmental status of marine ecosystems        From Dr Borja of AZTI, Spain, coordinator of the European research project DEVOTES (www.devotes-project.eu The new tool is called NEAT, which stands for Nested Environmental status Assessment Tool. It has been developed by researchers of the DEVOTES project. Highlights: Application: NEAT assesses

THE BENTIX INDEX

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THE BENTIX INDEX   The BENTIX index (Simboura & Zenetos, 2002) was developed for the purposes of the European Water Framework Directive 2000/60/EC (WFD) and for the assessment of the ecological quality status of benthic macroinvertebrates’ communities. The BENTIX index (1) is a biotic index based on the concept of indicator groups and uses the

Saving the Corfu Killifish

Friday, 22 April 2016 by

Find out all about the Killifish, why it is a flagship for freshwater habitats in Greece and how ZSL and their partners are working hard to protect the fish both in it’s natural home in Western Greece and through breeding programmes in aquariums.

Διοργάνωση δράσης περιβαλλοντικής εκπαίδευσης στις Αλυκές Αναβύσσου Αττικής. Η Μονάδας Εκπαίδευσης του ΕΛ.ΚΕ.Θ.Ε., θέλοντας να γιορτάσει την «Ημέρας της Γης»  που έχει καθιερωθεί να εορτάζεται στις 22 Απριλίου διοργανώνει για  την  Παρασκευή, 22 Απριλίου  και ώρα 9:30- 12:30 ενημερωτική εκδήλωση εντός του υγροτόπου των Αλυκών Αναβύσσου, που είναι ένας από τους ελάχιστους εναπομείναντες υγροτόπους της

Institute of Marine Biology Biotechnology and Aquaculture (IMBBC) Hellenic Centre for Marine Research (HCMR) Gournes, Heraklion, Crete, Greece 5-14 May 2014   The summer school (practical course) in “Computational Molecular Evolution”. (http://events.embo.org/14-computational-evolution/), funded by the European Molecular Biology Organization, EMBO, is to be hosted in the facilities of the local organizer IMBBC / HCMR in

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