Hellenic Centre for Marine Research (HCMR)



HMCR is the major marine research centre of Greece, consisting of 5 institutes focusing respectively on aspects of oceanography, fisheries, aquaculture, marine biology - genetics and inland waters. HCMR was established in 2003 by the merger of the National Centre for Marine Research (NCMR) and the Institute of Marine Biology of Crete (IMBC). The Centre has been involved in all EU framework programmes, as coordinator or partner. The Centre has been extremely active in all the EU framework programmes, involved in numerous projects as coordinator or partner (e.g. FAIR, AIR, MAST, Environment, QoL, FP6, Interreg etc.) and has regular exchange of personnel and students with well-known research institutes in Europe. The staff of the Institute of Marine Biological Resources (IMBR) involved in this project has a long experience on fish biology, ecology, assessment and modeling gained through various EU projects (EFIMAS, MEDITS, FISBOAT, CoralFISH, CAFÉ, AFRAME, JAKFISH, MADE, MARIFISH, SESAME), as well as through participation in international working groups (e.g. ICES, GFCM, STECF, ICCAT etc.).


HCMR will contribute to all WP and leads the Mediterranean and Black Sea case study.

Description of Personnel involved in the project

Christos Maravelias is a senior researcher, Ph.D. in Fisheries Biology (University of Aberdeen and FRS Marine Laboratory, Scotland, UK). His work focuses on fish population dynamics, fisheries modeling, stock assessment and fleet dynamics. He has been the Fisheries Expert of the 7th Framework Programme of the European Commission Directorate General for Research (DG RTD) for the period 2008-2009, managing the entire project cycle of projects in the field of fisheries science as well as contributing to the technical orientation and to the development of relevant EU programmes and policies. He has published more than 40 peer-reviewed papers and participated in numerous EU funded and national projects, acting as work package coordinator in several of them.

George Tserpes holds a position of Research Director and in the last 15 years has participated/coordinated several national and European projects in the field of fisheries biology and stock assessment. He has a wide experience on aspects related to the management of marine fisheries through its participation in the Scientific, Technical and Economic Committee for fisheries (STECF) (regular member from 1998 to 2002), GFCM and ICCAT meetings. Since 2002 he is coordinating the Mediterranean Swordfish working group of ICCAT.

Stefanos Kavadas is a special functional scientist with 17 years experience on design, analysis and development of fisheries databases and Geographical Information Systems (GIS). He designed and developed a web-based integrated database-GIS management system to support the sustainability of Greek Fisheries resources. He has undertaken programs funded from the EU and the Greek State.

flagsThe research leading to these results has received funding from the European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme (FP7 / 2007-2013) under grant agreement no. 289192. This publication reflects the views only of the author, and the European Union cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.