The overall scientific mission of the Institute of Oceanography (IO) is the mulltidisciplinary study and the long term monitoring of the physical, chemical, biological and geological processes that govern the structure, functioning and evolution of pelagic and benthic ecosystems. The interaction of the hydrosphere with their physical boundaries, the atmosphere, the coastal zone, the seabed and the related geodynamic processes and hazards. The operational long-term monitoring and forecasting of the marine environment. The study of the dynamics of water masses, the climatic variations, the biogeochemical cycles, the food webs, the biodiversity and their interaction. It explores the marine and underwater energy resources and geo-hazards, the anthropogenic impact on the marine environment and implements integrated coastal zone management actions. It is active in the fields of operational oceanography, marine renewable energy and underwater geoarchaeology. Organizes and manages integrated marine observatories and develops marine technology. The individual activities of the IO Research, the production of ÔÇťusefulÔÇŁ knowledge in the context of ÔÇťblue growthÔÇŁ, technology, training and, at the social level, information-awareness-education. IO blue growth goals, include the involvement in research applications, the training and education, the support of decision-making , the development and exploitation of the scientific -technological products and the provision of marine and maritime services.
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.
The Hellenic Centre for Marine Research (HCMR) was established in 2003 by the presidential decree 164/2003 by merging the Institute of Marine Biology of Crete (IMBC), with the National Center for Marine Research (NCMR). The Institute of Marine Biology, Biotechnology and Aquaculture (IMBBC) is one of the three institutes of HCMR. It is based on the premises of HCMR in Crete (Thalassokosmos). The institute was created by the merging of the Institute for Aquaculture (IA) with Institute for Marine Biology and Genetics (IMBG) in 2012.