Our Projects

 

On-going Projects
 aquaculture-monitoring Torquigener flavimaculosus  Lionfish Adult MER

Aquaculture Monitoring

(2009 - On-going)

Baseline survey and monitoring of Non-Indigenous Species (NIS) in two Marine Protected Areas (MPAs - Natura 2000) (Tender # 26/2016, DFMR)

(2017 – On-going)

Preventing a LIONfish invasion in the MEDiterranean through early response and targeted REmoval (RELIONMED)(LIFE+ Nature and Biodiversity 2016)

(2017 - On-going)

   

 

Halophila MER1 Alopias MER  

Differences in morphological, physiological and genetic traits  between native and invasive populations of Halophila stipulacea

(2017 - On-going) 

Evaluating the attitudes of common people towards sharks

(2016 -On-going)

 

     

 

Completed Projects

Three year collection of pelagic fishery data in accordance with the Regulation 199/2008 (Tender # 03/2014, Department of Fisheries and Marine Research (Completed 2017)

Habitat mapping and biodiversity assessment of a marine area in Larnaca for establishing a marine protected area with artificial reefs (Tender # 33/2016, DFMR) (Completed 2016) 

Creation of a new monitoring station and implementation of the monitoring program for the priority habitat 1120: Posidonia beds (Posidonia oceanica) at the coastal area of Pervolia - Kiti in Larnaca, based on the requirements of the European WFD (60/2000/EC) (Department of Fisheries and Marine Research) (Completed 2016)

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Updating the identification of the reference conditions in lake water bodies and updating the classification of the water body types according to the provisions of the WFD and based on the results of the contract YY 06/2013 (Tender # 02/2016Δ, Water Development Department) (Completed 2016)

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Provision of specialized consultancy services for the analysis of phytoplankton samples from Cyprus water reservoirs and natural lakes and determination of biological indices. Implementation of Directive 2000/60.EC (Tender # 03/2014, Water Development Department) (Completed 2016) read-more-button

Increasing Industrial Resource Efficiency in European Mariculture (IDREEM) (2012 - 2016) funded by the European Union's FP7 programme (Completed 2016)

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Identification of reference conditions in lake water bodies according to the Programme of Measures (Measure 142) and update of the classification of the water body types according to the provisions of the WFD (Tender # 06/2013, Water Development Department) (Completed 2015)

Characterization of the marine environment at Moni coastal area and impact assessment to complement an Environmental Impact Assessment (20/2015) submitted by Topomaster for the construction and operation of a combined-cycle power plant (Completed 2015)

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An Autonomous Underwater Robotic Visual Inspection System for Cyprus' Offshore Aquaculture Industry (AQUABOT) (2013 - 2015 Research Promotion Foundation of Cyprus) (Completed 2015) read-more-button
A holistic approach for the assessment of the ecological status of coastal waters: the case of Vasiliko bay (ΟΙΚΑΠΑΒ) (2011-2014 Research Promotion Foundation of Cyprus) (Completed 2015)

Strategic Environmental Impact Assessment (SEIA) for the National Strategic Plan of Aquaculture for the period 2014-2020 (Tender # 18/2013, Department of Fisheries and Marine Research) (Completed 2014)

Siting study and Environmental Impact Assessment for creating facilities (port and inland) to serve the fish farmers of the Vasiliko area (Tender #: 06/2012, Department of Fisheries and Marine Research), in collaboration with Nicolaides & Associates Ltd and the National Technical University of Athens (Completed 2014)

Promoting fresh aquaculture and fisheries products of Cyprus (Tender #: 7/2013, Larnaca District Development Agency), in collaboration with A.L. Earnestine (Completed 2013)

Environmental Impact Assessment (31/2013) study required by the expansion request of the fish farm Seawave Fisheries Ltd from 750 to 1500 tonnes / year (Completed 2013)

Aquaculture Management/Consulting Services offered to Seawave Fisheries Ltd (Completed 2012)

Research Report regarding the foul biota developed on the hull of a ship following its prolonged stay at El Dekheila port, Egypt (Completed 2012)

Identification of macrofauna samples on behalf of the Department of Fisheries and Marine Research (DFMR) (Completed 2012)

Independent Complementary Research Report prepared for the Department of Environment regarding the evaluation of impacts on the protected species Posidonia oceanica from the construction of breakwaters to protect the beach from erosion near Aphrodite Hills (EIA 29/2011) (Completed 2011)

Environmental Impact Assessment (51/2013) study for the protection and improvement of Ormidia's shoreline (Larnaca District) (Tender #: PS/D/305, Department of Public Works) in collaboration with the National Technical University of Athens (Completed 2011)

Environmental Impact Assessment (44/2011) study required by the expansion request of the fish farm EMAT Ltd from 100 to 1000 tonnes / year (Completed 2011)

Environmental Impact Assessment (122/2012) study for the protection and improvement of Oroklini's shoreline (Larnaca District) (Tender #: PS/D/304, Department of Public Works) in collaboration with the National Technical University of Athens (Completed 2010)

Sampling and data collection of the alien species Lagocephalus sceleratus (Tender #: 12/2010, Department of Fisheries and Marine Research) (Completed 2010)

Cyprus National Aquaculture Market Report for the years 2003-2007, submitted to the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) (Completed 2009)

ArcGIS mapping of Posidonia oceanica meadows around Seawave Fisheries Ltd (800m radius) using side scan sonar and aerial images complemented by ground-truthing dives (Completed 2009)

Environmental Impact Assessment study for a marina construction at Softades (Larnaca District) in collaboration with Nicolaides and Associates Ltd (Completed 2009)

Stereoscopic estimation of mean weights of cultured sea bream and sea bass using Akva-smart Vicass Biomass Estimator system in the cages of Blue Island Fish Farming PLC and Seawave Fisheries Ltd (Completed 2009)

Environmental Impact Assessment study for a marina construction at Palaiokastro (Paphos District) in collaboration with Nicolaides and Associates Ltd (Completed 2008)

Environmental Impact Assessment study for a marina construction at Paxiammos (Paphos District) in collaboration with Nicolaides and Associates Ltd (Completed 2008)