The main goals of our research are: Monitoring the habitat use, abundance and distribution of cetaceans, Mediterrenean monk seals and sea turtles.
The monitoring of marine mammal populations focuses on the sea around Samos and extends to the islands of Ikaria, Fourni, Patmos, Arki and Lipsi. From the research base of Pythagorio in Samos, land based surveys are also conducted from a number of observational points in different parts of the island.
The Aegean, just like the whole Mediterranean Sea, is influenced by human activities such as shipping, tourism, unregulated fisheries practices
and pollution, which threaten the survival of marine mammal populations. A vital sector of the eastern Aegean economy are the fisheries, which
cause an unavoidable interaction between the marine mammals and the fishermen who are after the same prey.
The main goals of our research are:
Our current work includes the following activities:
Samos is one of the biggest islands of Greece and it's the favorite touristic destination in the north east Aegean.
It features a rich history as well as beautiful nature, an intact infrastructure and friendly people who will make your stay a memorable one, be it for one week or many years. During the weekend the volunteers are organizing trips around the island or the near by islands boat trip, hiking, riding and so many other activities.
We have shared rooms for 3 to 4 people with bathroom and balcony only 100 meters away from the sea.
You will be getting three meals per day.