Archipelagos Institute of Marine Conservation is a nonprofit, non-governmental organization committed to researching and defending the biodiversity of the Greek seas.
Since 1998, Archipelagos has focused on a combination of multidisciplinary scientific research and efficient conservation work, in which local communities play an active part. This cooperation creates a strategic foundation that enables and strengthens the activities of Archipelagos at the local, national and European level, allowing us to defend marine and terrestrial wildlife against the ever-increasing human threats. Archipelagos operates far from city centers and commercial interests, offering a pure, direct approach to environmental conservation. We are working in different areas of the Aegean Sea throughout the year, next to the ecosystems in need of protection and management. Despite adverse weather conditions, especially during the winter months, we manage to implement significant research and environmental protection activities thanks to the enthusiasm and dedication of our research team. These actions are combined with applied scientific research in the field
and in the laboratory as well as developed in close cooperation with local communities,authorities, international NGO coalitions and national and European institutions.
- One of the main aims of Archipelagos is to bring together the expertise and know-how of the national and international scientific conservation community, gaining knowledge and experience which actively contribute to the conservation of the unique biodiversity hot spot of the Aegean Sea and the eastern Mediterranean.
- Work directly to stop destructive human behavior, such as illegal fishing practices, explosions at sea, waste dumping, maritime pollution, erosive overgrazing and other threats to biodiversity.
- Launch environmental actions and awareness campaigns at local, national and EU levels through the use of social media, video, animation and printed media in order to inform the public on how to better preserve and actively protect its natural resources.