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 […]

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 […]