Athens, HCMR-Oceanography


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Institute of Biology
National Centre for Scientific Research "Demokritos"
Aghia Paraskevi P.O. Box 60228
15310 Athens   GREECE
Tel : + 30 210 650 36 29
Fax : + 30 210 651 17 27
Email :
Web Site :
Director : Dr Lydia Ignatiades

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

Main sectors of research
phytoplankton ecology

Current major projects
MATER (MAST III), finast by EEC ;
MATER : (Mass Transfer for Ecosystem Response) ;
title : primary production, biooptical characteristics, taxonomic trends and biomass of phytoplankton

Number of local permanent staff
scientists : 2 others : 1

Indoor surface area (m2) available for
research : 65 teaching :
others :

Conference room
no yes (number of seats : 400 )

Research vessel(s)
less than 12 m in length; number of vessels :
more than 12 m in length; number of vessels :
Brief description of vessels and on board scientific equipment :
the field work is performed on board of national research vessels

Other major research facilities and equipment
HPLC, GC, spectrometer, inverted microscope, epifluorescence inverted microscope

Ecosystem types available nearby
marine ecosystem

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
25000 books, 1000 current titles of journals including all major oceanographic journals

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


CIESM Guide of Marine Research Institutes