New project – Environmental Impact Assessment of the rainfall runoff

MER has been assigned to implement a new project to examine the possibility and the extent at which the marine quality indicators are affected by the outflow waters and the potential impacts and threats towards the marine environment. To this end, collection of data will be carried out in situ, hydraulic calculations will be conducted, […]

Publication – Monitoring seagrass populations near fish farms

New study of MER published in the scientific journal Marine Environmental Research. In this publication, we presented the results of a five-year Posidonia oceanica monitoring near aquaculture (fin-fish) operation prior and after relocation. Phycochemical data and P. oceanica descriptors were analysed and compared.  The publication was featured by the known online portal The Fish Site and by the University […]

Publication – Halophila stipulacea flowering in the invasive/native regions

  A new scientific publication of MER on the tropical seagrass Halophila stipulacea and its differences  in sex ratios between native (Eilat, northern Red Sea) and invasive (Cyprus, Mediterranean Sea) populations. The existence of both sexes simultaneously in the Mediterranean invasive populations might help its ongoing expansion in the Mediterranean, thereby threatening local seagrasses species. The article was […]

Publication – Recreational fishing through social media

  New publication of MER in the scientific journal Fisheries Management And Ecology. Identifying recreational fisheries in the Mediterranean Sea through social media and with the collaboration of scientists from six EU Mediterranean Countries. We would like to thank all our collaborators, namely iSea (Greece), University of Malta (Malta), University of Girona (Spain), Institute of Oceanography and Fisheries (Croatia), Ente […]

Study delivered – Impact Assessment of a submarine pipeline on the P. oceanica

Marine and Environmental Research (MER) Ltd. has just delivered anοther environmental study assessing the potential impacts of a submarine pipeline on the Posidonia oceanica meadows at the Vasiliko Bay. The study included mapping with Side Scan Sonar (SSS) and aerial photos, characterization of the meadows using P. oceanica descriptors, and analyses of sediment physico-chemical properties. The potential […]

Publication about the lionfish in the MBA magazine

A new MER article published recently in the magazine of The Marine Biological Assocation (Issue 9, January – June 2018), authored by us and and professor Jason Hall-Spencer from the Plymouth University. The article refers to the lionfish and our project RELIONMED. You can read the full article here.

Two new alien fish species in the Mediterranean

New publication in collaboration with iSea and the University of California Santa Cruz in the framework of the iSea citizen science project Is it Alien to you? Share it!!! Two alien fish species (Abudefduf sexfasciatus and Acanthurus sohal) have been recorded for the first time in the Mediterranean. We suspect aquarium releases. You can find […]

New fishery project

Creation and Upgrade of Fishery Management Systems and Preparation of Technical Specifications for the Department of Fisheries and Marine Research. We are pleased to announce the initiation of a new project aiming to create or upgrade the current technologies utilized by the DFMR to manage the fishery resources of Cyprus. More information about the project […]

New publication at the journal “Aquaculture” on IMTA

New article by MER just published at the Journal “Aquaculture” entitled: “Is Europe ready for integrated multi-trophic aquaculture? A survey on the perspectives of European farmers and scientists with IMTA experience”. Integrated Multi-Trophic Aquaculture (IMTA) refers to the integrated farming of several species from different trophic levels in close proximity. In IMTA, one species is […]