Preventing a LIONfish invasion in the MEDiterranean through early response and targeted REmoval (RELIONMED)(LIFE+ Nature and Biodiversity 2016) (2017 – Ongoing)

Title: Preventing a LIONfish invasion in the MEDiterranean through early response and targeted REmoval (RELIONMED) Duration: 4 years (September 2017 – September 2021) Funded by: LIFE Programme – Nature and Biodiversity (European Commission) Project partners: University of Cyprus (Coordinator) Marine & Environmental Research (MER) Lab Ltd (Scientific Coordinator) Enalia Physis Environmental Research Centre Department of Fisheries and […]

Mapping marine Key habitats and assessing their vulnerability to fishing activities (MedKeyHabitats II Project)

Title: Mapping marine Key habitats and assessing their vulnerability to fishing activities (MedKeyHabitats II Project) Duration: 6 months (February 2020 – August 2020) Funded by: MAVA Foundation Subcontracted by: Regional Activity Centre for Specially Protected Areas (SPA/RAC) Collaborators: Department of Fisheries and Marine Research (Republic of Cyprus) Dr Dimitrios K. Moutopoulos and Professor George Katselis […]

Elasmobranchs Low-Impact Fishing Experience (ELIFE) (LIFE Nature and Biodiversity 2018) (2019-Ongoing)

Title: Elasmobranch Low Impact Fishing Experience (ELIFE) Duration: 5 years (October 2019 – October 2024) Funded by: LIFE Programme – Nature and Biodiversity (European Commission) Project partners: Stazione Zoologica Anton Dohrn – Italian National Institute for Marine Biology, Ecology and Biotechnology UNIPD (Università degli Studi di Padova – Dipartimento di Biologia) Soft (Softeco Sismat) AMPIP (Area Marina […]

Mapping and evaluation of important marine habitats under the European Habitats Directive (92/43/EEC), in the coastal waters of Cyprus (Tender # 19/2018, DFMR) (2019 – Ongoing)

Title: Mapping and evaluation of Posidonia meadows and other important marine habitats under the European Habitats Directive (92/43/EEC), in the coastal waters of Cyprus (Tender # 19/2018, DFMR) Duration: 2.5 years (September 2019 – March 2022) Funded by: Department of Fisheries and Marine Research (Republic of Cyprus) 25% National Resources, 75% European Maritime and Fisheries […]

Scientific monitoring program at artificial reefs in MPAs of Paralimni, Ayia Napa, Amathounta, Dasoudi and Geroskipou (Tender # 36/2018, DFMR) (2019 – Ongoing)

Title: Implementation of a scientific monitoring program at artificial reefs in MPAs of Paralimni, Ayia Napa, Amathounta, Dasoudi and Geroskipou (Tender # 36/2018, DFMR)  Duration: 3 years (May 2019 – May 2022) Funded by: Department of Fisheries and Marine Research (Republic of Cyprus) Funded by National Resources and the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund (EMFF) […]

Aquaculture Monitoring (2009 – Ongoing)

Currently three private land-based hatcheries are licenced to produce finfish species in Cyprus, one shimp production unit, seven small land-based units culturing freshwater species (mainly trout), and nine offshore fish farm units to fatten/culture Mediterranean species in Cyprus coastal waters with a licenced production ranging from 300-1700 tonnes/year. From the offshore fish farm units there […]

RECONNECT Interreg Balkan-Mediterranean (2018 – Ongoing)

Title: Subcontractors of Department of Fisheries and Marine Research (Republic of Cyprus) for the “Regional cooperation for the transnational ecosystem sustainable development” (RECONNECT) project Duration: ~2 years (September 2018  – June 2020) Funded by:  Interreg Balkan-Mediterranean Subcontracted by: Department of Fisheries and Marine Research (Republic of Cyprus) Collaborator experts: Professor Giacomo Bernardi (University of California, Santa Cruz) Project […]