Heraklion, HCMR-Aquaculture

Athens, HCMR-Oceanography

Institute of Marine Biological Resources & Inland Waters


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Agios Kosmas
16610 Athens   GREECE
Tel : + 30 210 982 13 54
Fax : + 30 210 981 1713
Email : kstergio@hcmr.gr
Web Site : http://www.hcmr.gr
Director :
Prof. Konstantinos I. Stergiou

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

Main sectors of research
Research aims:
* To produce scientific information essential for the rational management of fishery resources.
* To assess fish stocks and monitor their status.
* To study the biology and dynamics of commercial species.
* Selectivity and improvement of fishing gears.
* Investigation/determination of new fishing fields and/or commercial species, presently under-exploited.

Current major projects

Number of local permanent staff
scientists : 35 others :

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
The equipment includes two image analysis systems, a system for cutting and polishing otoliths, a lipid analyzer, an automatic tissue processor, a number of stereoscopes, macroscopes and microscopes and a local ICT network with a Unix workstation.

Field equipment: trawl nets for experimental fishery; ichthyoplankton nets (Bongo, Highspeed and Method trawl); multiple net for sampling plankton and ichthyoplankton (MOCKNESS); sonar system for monitoring fishing gears (SCANMAR); with for the horizontal, the vertical opening of the trawl net, the temperature and the depth; G.P.S-plotter pilotage system; sonar system for estimation of pelagic fish stocks (Biosonics); recorders of temperature/salinity /depth (CTD).

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