Short history

Scientists of HCMR’s Institute of Marine Biological Resources & Inland Waters (IMBRIW, have been focusing on Samothraki’s water resources for the last twenty years (Skoulikidis et al. 2014) in the framework of :

  • European Research Projects (AQEM & STAR, 1999-2002)
  • Master Thesis (Lampou, 2012)
  • National Ecological Quality Monitoring Program (WFD, 2012-2015)
  • Detailed monitoring program with self-financing (2013-2015)
  • Contribution to a proposal to designate the island as a UNESCO ‘Man and Biosphere Reserve’ (Cooperation with the Institute for Social Ecology, Vienna, Alpen Adria University)
  • Establishment of “Samothraki Nature Observatory” (since 2013)
  • PhD Thesis (Lampou, 2016 – ongoing)
  • Monitoring and Recording of the Water Status (Quality, Quantity, Pressures, Use) in Greece (WFD, 2018-2023)