Field survey at Cape Greko as subcontractor for the RECONNECT Project

The project is co-funded 85% by the European programme «Interreg 2014-2020, Balkan-Mediterranean» and 15% by national resources. It has started on the 15 September 2017 and will end on 14 September 2019. The study areas of the project include MPAs and Natura sites. One key study area will be visited in each country (Greece, Cyprus, […]

Marine Environmental Baseline Paralimni Marina Village Project

IACO Environmental & Water Consultants Ltd commissioned Marine and Environmental Research (MER) Lab Ltd on 20/06/2018 to prepare an Environmental Baseline survey and Impact Assessment for the marine environment as part of an Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) Study for the development of the Paralimni Marina Project near the existing Paralimni port (Golden Coast). The EIA will be accompanied with […]

Water sampling of natural lakes and coastal areas in Cyprus

Α monitoring of Biological Quality Elements in Cyprus from natural lakes and coastal areas was implemented in collaboration with the Water Development Department (WDD, Republic of Cyprus) during the 1st and 2nd wet season (Jan. 2017 – June 2017, Jan. 2018 – June 2018). Several samplings and analysis of zooplankton communities were completed in collaboration […]

Participation at the Maritime Forum organized by the Frederick University Cyprus and the Cyprus Deputy Ministry of Shipping

Τhe Frederick University Cyprus in cooperation with the Cyprus Deputy Ministry of Shipping organised successfully an interesting high-level Maritime Environmental Forum entitled “Current and Upcoming Maritime Environmental Regulations – Can we meet the ‘Green’ targets?”. The event took place at Crown Plaza in Limassol and held under the auspices of the Honourable Shipping Deputy Minister […]

Publication – Westernmost Mediterranean and first confirmed Greek record of Lagocephalus guentheri

A new research paper of MER produced in the context of the iSea citizen-science project “Is it alien to you…. Share it!!!” in collaboration with the Ente Fauna Marina Mediterranea and UC Santa Cruz has been published in the “Journal of Applied Ichthyology”. The article demonstrates the westernmost record of Lagocephalus guentheri Miranda Ribeiro, 1915 in the Mediterranean Sea […]

Two new projects for MER

We are excited to announce that two of our recently winning projects have been included in our website. The first contract investigating the coastal zooplankton communities of Cyprus, the organisation and implementation of several environmental and educational activities, the development of best practice protocols for citizen science, and plenty of field work are some of […]

Increasing Awareness About Posidonia oceanica

MER has been sub-contracted by the Department of Fisheries and Marine Research (DFMR) to develop a small laboratory and present Posidonia oceanica in the Pan-European Researchers’ Night which takes place today (28/09/2018) and tomorrow (27/09/2018) at Carob Mill Lanitis in Limassol. The event is funded by the EU through the “Marie Skłodowska-Curie” Actions of the […]

MER is recruiting!

We want passionate people who love the environment and what they do, and who are seeking for opportunities to grow, develop, and make the difference. We are looking for skilful, prepared candidates, with both written and verbal communications skills, able to work both in a team and independently, and prevail under pressure. Interested candidates are […]

Joint Press Release – Toxic and Poisonous Alien Species

About 1000 alien species have been reported in the Mediterranean Sea, more by far than in other European seas. A small number of the marine invasive alien species induce human health impacts, being venomous and poisonous. Recently, the news of the death of three Libyan fishers who consumed the poisonous silvercheeked toadfish, have drawn the […]