Coastal ecosystems are particularly vulnerable to natural and human pressures.Sustainable development of coastal and marine-based economic activities requires robust impact assessments and coordinated management of all the varied interests in coastal resources. The ongoing dialogue and interactions among the research community,the industry and the civil society, are fundamental for improvements in the overall performance of

On land and sea, new Greece climate change infrastructure to supply data vital to climate study and predicting natural disasters The southeastern Mediterranean is a region with its own distinctive climate, a natural laboratory that can help scientists observe and predict climate change globally. And yet it has been insufficiently studied so far. Read more….


Call for applications (2020-2021) Applications for registration in the Inter-Institutional Postgraduate Course (IPGC) “Oceanography and Management of the Marine Environment” can be submitted for the academic year 2019-2020. The IIPGC “Oceanography and Management of the Marine Environment” is organized by the Departments of Biology, Geology & Geoenvironment, Physics and Chemistry of the National and Kapodistrian

In the framework of the implementation of EU Marine Strategy Framework Directive for the Hellenic marine waters through the YMEPERAA Programme (Operational Programme “Transport Infrastructure, Environment and Sustainable Development), a meeting took place on 27th November 2019 between representatives from the Hellenic Navy (HN) and the Hellenic Centre for Marine Research (HCMR), on issues related


A special issue of Water (ISSN 2073-4441). This special issue belongs to the section “Oceans and Coastal Zones“. Deadline for manuscript submissions: 21 March 2021. Deadline for abstract submissions: 30 September 2020.  

The “Anchors Away!” Networking Event on mitigating the impact of anchoring on Posidonia beds, was successfully completed last week in Vila Kazouli, Athens, Greece (21-22 November, 2019).   The meeting, organized by the Hellenic Centre for Marine Research and the Greek Ministry of Environment and Energy with the support of the European Commission, brought together

Interreg Balkan Med Project MoNa

Friday, 29 November 2019 by

Interreg Balkan Med Project MoNa Monuments in Nature: A Creative Co-existence   Priority axis: Environment   Lead Partner: European Centre for Byzantine and Post Byzantine Monuments   Partners: Hellenic Centre for Marine Research (head scientist Dr. M. Salomidi) Department of Forests of the Ministry of Agriculture, Rural Development and Environment Ephorate of Antiquities of Cyclades


Tuesday, 26 November 2019 by

We are now inviting you to submit proposals for funding for Ship-time or access to Marine Equipment on the second SEA-Programme call “REGIONAL” with any of the Research Vessels and/or Marine Equipment displayed HERE to carry out ship-based research activities within any field of marine science (restrictions may apply, check specific access conditions for each vessel).


On Thursday, September 26, 2019, a combined operation between the Institute of Oceanography of the Hellenic Centre for Marine Research (HCMR) and the Hellenic Rescue Team (HRT) was carried out, deploying a scientific device in the Cretan Sea, approximately 25 nautical miles North from Herakleion, Crete. The rescue boat “Europe” carried out the operation with

Water an Open Access Journal by MDPI

The WFD 20 Years After—Ecological Status Assessment and Restoration of Aquatic Ecosystems

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