Athens, HCMR-Biological Resources

Athens, Laboratory of Hydrobiology

Institute of Oceanography


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P.O. Box 712
Anavissos, Attika
19013 Athens   GREECE
Tel : + 30 229 10 76452
Fax : + 30 229 10 76347
Email :
Web Site :
Director : Dr V. Lykousis
(Vice President)

Type of activities
research only academic, education
policy/planning envir. monitoring

Main sectors of research
Research aims: to increase our knowledge in the fields of physical, chemical and biological oceanography. To increase our knowledge of the interactions of the sea with the atmosphere, the sea bottom and the coastal areas.
Four departments: physical, chemical, biological oceanography and marine geology/geophysics.

Current major projects

Number of local permanent staff
105 (including scientists)

Indoor surface area (m2) available for
research : teaching :
others :

Conference room
no yes (number of seats : )

Research vessel(s)
less than 12 m in length; number of vessels :
more than 12 m in length; number of vessels : 2
Brief description of vessels and on board scientific equipment :

Other major research facilities and equipment
Automated nutrient analytical apparatus, dissolved carbon dioxide and total organic carbon, atomic absorption spectrophotometers equipped with graphite oven and generator of hydrides, spectrophotometers, «clean room», gaseous and humid chromatographs, mass spectrograph, CHN analyzer, fluorescence, X-ray diffraction analysis and fluorescence analysis, Pb 210 analysis, Sedigraph, coulter counter, Microtox, multi-channel system analysis and radiograph of cores, Scanning Electronic Microscope and many other laboratory apparatuses.

Field equipment: side-scan sonar, boomer, multi plankton net etc., samplers for water, sediments and marine organisms.

Ecosystem types available nearby

Areas of taxonomic expertise

Specimen collections
yes no
  Brief description :

Hosting facilities for visiting scientists
yes no

Training courses
yes no

Capacity and brief description of library

Type of research institution
governmental, national governmental, local
international academic
private other:


CIESM Guide of Marine Research Institutes