Aim: To understand the ecological connectivity or isolation of submerged cave environments.

Objectives: Baseline data on the distribution and characteristics of the ecological communities in submerged caves. Connectivity of the cave environments in relation to nutrients’ pathways and exchange of organisms. Characterization of the coelobites and encrusting communities on the speleothems and bioconstructions.

Collaborators: Cyprus Institute (Nicosia), AP Marine (Nicosia), Tsierides Foundation (Nicosia), American University of Beirut (Lebanon), Octopus Team (Lebanon), Institute of Marine Sciences-Middle East Technical University (Nicosia), Scuba Base (Agia Napa), Nautilus SCUBA Diving School (Kerynia).