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    The Department of Marine Sciences conducts research in a broad range of subjects related to the marine environment, such as climate change, ecosystem functioning and health, marine biology and ecology, fisheries, aquaculture and marine resources, and contributes to the international scientific community with new instruments and methods.

    High-quality education at university level requires access and participation of the academic personnel and students to state-of-the-art research. Marine environmental research in particular requires a highly interdisciplinary approach. Thus, the Department of Marine Sciences is actively engaged in research over a broad range of subjects, ranging from Physical Oceanography and Marine Biogeochemistry, to Marine Resource Management and the study of environmental and socio-economic impacts of human-nature interactions in the coastal zone.

    Research Laboratories

    Our research activities are conducted by six Research Laboratories:


    Research is further supported by the development of novel methodologies, instruments, and scientific software, and the in situ collection of oceanographic and biological information regarding the marine environment.

    Conducting research in an international environment

    The Department's participation to international, European and national research projects has promoted its bonds and collaboration with a number of academic and research institutions, often sharing resources and infrastructure. Such collaborations provide future marine scientists training and potential employment opportunities in state-of-the-art laboratories and research vessels, both within Greece and worldwide.

    Of exceptional importance is our continuous collaboration with the Hellenic Centre for Marine Research, both in research and in education. Many of our students have benefited through the use of resources from the above organizations (mostly via research projects), as well as the interaction with researchers and staff.

    These research collaborations give tomorrow's marine scientists the chance to get trained at potential future workplaces and, often, aboard Europe's best research ships and laboratories.