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 […]

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 […]