RESEARCH

Find out about on-going and past research projects
On Going Projects
Cyprus Bycatch Project Phase II

Cyprus Bycatch Project Phase II

Cyprus Bycatch Project Phase IIProject title: Understanding multi-taxa bycatch of vulnerable species and testing mitigation – a collaborative approach in Cyprus (Phase II) OAP: M4/M5 – Reducing fishing impacts and pressures on marine habitats and species Strategies:...

POSBEMED2

POSBEMED2

POSBEMED2What are they really, the so-called “phytzia” (as locals call them) present at many beaches of Cyprus? In fact, they are not phykia (algae in Greek), and for sure they are not waste! They are actually leaves of the endemic to Mediterranean, marine plant,...

Monk seal conservation in the Eastern Mediterranean

Monk seal conservation in the Eastern Mediterranean

Monk seal conservation in the Eastern MediterraneanAim: This project aims to improve the knowledge of the population of the Mediterranean monk seal at the eastern Mediterranean, monitoring their populations, contributing to the identification of critical habitat and...

RELIONMED

RELIONMED

RELIONMEDAim: Preventing a LIONfish invasion in the MEDiterranean through early response and targeted REmoval (RELIONMED) Objectives: This project aims to make Cyprus the first line of defence against the invasion of the lionfish in the Mediterranean. The project’s...

Completed Projects
Cyprus Bycatch Project Phase I

Cyprus Bycatch Project Phase I

CYPRUS BYCATCH PROJECT PHASE IAim: Understanding multi-taxa ‘bycatch’ of vulnerable species and testing mitigation measures Objectives: This project will focus on Cyprus, an important part of the already prioritised regions on two separate fishing gears: gillnets and...

PROTOMEDEA

PROTOMEDEA

PROTecting MEDiterranean EAst (PROTOMEDEA)Aim: To design a Marine Protected Area (MPA) network, taking into account the protection of ecological characteristics and Essential Fish Habitats (EFH), significant areas for fisheries, as well as their socio-economic...

CYCLAMEN

CYCLAMEN

CYCLAMENAim: CYprus Cold-corals Levantine SeA, Eastern MEditerraneaN, The study of cold water coral communities around Cyprus. Objectives: Within the framework of the two-year project, CYCLAMEN will conduct a detailed study of cold coral (also known as deep water...

MarLitCy: Marine Litter Together for Clean Coasts!

MarLitCy: Marine Litter Together for Clean Coasts!

MarLitCy: Marine Litter Together for Clean Coasts!Aim: To use the problem of marine litter as a tool for promoting dialogue and building closer relationships in Cyprus. Objectives: MarLitCy aimed to enhance cooperation between key actors of both communities,...

Artificial Reefs

Artificial Reefs

Artificial ReefsAim: To understand, monitor and characterise the colonisation processes, environmental variables and site selection criteria of biofouling organisms on artificial structures. Objectives:To collect baseline data regarding artificial reefs and structures...

Shallow water corals of Cyprus

Shallow water corals of Cyprus

Shallow water corals of CyprusThe first ecological study of the scleractinian corals of the island of Cyprus. The following poster was presented by Dr. Carlos Jimenez at the Euro International Society for Reef Studies Symposium 2010: Reefs in a changing environment...

Palaeoecology of marine habitats

Palaeoecology of marine habitats

Palaeoecology of marine habitatsAim: Ecological reconstruction of past and ancient marine habitats of Cyprus. Objectives: Reconstruct the composition and diversity of marine communities, particularly in coralligenous habitats. Study of the past relationships between...