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FAOLEX for Greece

FAOLEX is a database of national legislation, policies and bilateral agreements on food, agriculture and natural resources management. It is administered by the Development Law Service (LEGN) of the FAO Legal Office and it is constantly updated, with an average of 8,000 new entries per year. It currently contains legal and policy documents from more than 200 countries in over 40 languages.

Here is the link for the legal profile of Greece.

NAUTILOS Citizen Science in Athens Science Festival 2022

IMBBC participated in the Athens Science Festival 2022 «Worlds of Tomorrow» (#ASF2022) which took place in Technopolis of the Municipality of Athens (Greece) during 21 – 23 October 2022 and presented the Citizen Science Activities of NAUTILOS. The visitors, mainly young kids, had the opportunity to participate in a hands-on experiment aiming to create awareness for marine pollution. The kids had also the opportunity to create hand crafts using plastic garbage.


NAUTILOS Citizen Science Zooniverse project in Athens Science Festival 2022

IMBBC presented the NAUTILOS Citizen Science project “Marine Creatures” created in the Zooniverse platform during the Athens Science Festival 2022 «Worlds of Tomorrow» (#ASF2022) which took place in Technopolis of the Municipality of Athens (Greece) during 21 – 23 October 2022. The visitors had the opportunity to assist scientists to identify marine benthic sessile organisms using underwater photos from natural or anthropogenic habitats (underwater caves, ports, artificial reefs). The online project “Marine Creatures” was launched on 7th of September 2022 and has already reached 1517 responses from citizen scientists.

Το SocioCoast στο Athens Science Festival 2022

Η Πλατφόρμα Γνώσης και η συνοδευτική Εφαρμογή για κινητά τηλέφωνα που δημιουργήθηκαν στα πλαίσια του έργου SocioCoast (INTERREG V-A Ελλάδα-Κύπρος 2014-2020) παρουσιάστηκαν από το ΙΘΑΒΒΥΚ στο Athens Science Festival 2022 «Κόσμοι του Αύριο» που πραγματοποιήθηκε στις 21 – 23 Οκτωβρίου στην Τεχνόπολη του Δήμου Αθηναίων. Η εφαρμογή αφορά επιλεγμένες ακτές με Γαλάζια Σημαία στην Κρήτη και την Κύπρο και παρέχει στο κοινό πληροφορίες σχετικές με την βιοποικιλότητα των περιοχών αυτών, ωκεανογραφικά και μετεωρολογικά δεδομένα, καθώς και για διάφορες τουριστικές παροχές. Οι πολίτες μπορούν να χρησιμοποιήσουν τις πληροφορίες και να συνεισφέρουν σε αυτές με την δραστηριότητα του πληθοπορισμού (crowd sourcing).

4th Management Meeting for the project SocioCoast in HCMR – Crete on 5-6 October 2022

The Hellenic Centre for Marine research organized the 4th Management Meeting of the @Interreg V-A «Greece – Cyprus 2014-2020» for the project SocioCoast in Heraklion, Crete on 5-6 October 2022. Partners discussed progress and identified future steps for the efficient implementation of the project. A demo of the mobile Application and the project platform were presented.


LifeWatchGreece in GeoNode Bio Eco Portal

GeoNode Bio Eco Portal is a publicly available tool where users can manage their monitoring program details including which EOVs and EBVs are monitored, spatial and temporal information, data availability, licences, standards and protocols. LifeWatchGreece was included in GeoNode Bio Eco Portal in September 2022 as a monitoring project for Greek Bioversity.

The Marine Creatures Citizen Science project of Nautilos is launched!

IMBBC leads the Citizen Science activities of the Horizon 2020 project Nautilos. Within this framework we have created a project in platform Zooniverse called Marine Creatures. The aim of the project is to help us identify the sessile and often unnoticed benthic communities living on hard substrates using high-definition underwater images from artificial reefs, ports and natural sea caves. Morphological characters can be used to identify the taxonomic groups of these sophisticated marine communities. If you would like to participate in this voluntary project and help us please click here and get involved!

Digging up the oceans' past - a citizen science project

Digging up the oceans' past

‘Digging up the oceans’ past’ is a crowdsourcing project of the zooniverse platform developed within the framework of EMODnet Biology. An interactive project was created in order to attract volunteers into digging up the oceans’ past.

Tutorials and Guides in English are provided to enhance this experience and general information about the overall project is given to the citizen scientists.
The main task concerns transcribing data and metadata of a chosen historical marine survey. In this case, a report for two species of fish of the genus Lepadogaster from an expedition dating back in 1904-1910 in the Atlantic Ocean.

International Ocean Data Conference 2022 - The Data We Need for the Ocean We Want

MedOBIS participates in the "International Ocean Data Conference 2022 - The Data We Need for the Ocean We Want", with a poster entitled "81. Dive into MedOBIS: an Open and FAIR Biogeographic Information System for the Mediterranean Sea":

The "International Ocean Data Conference 2022 - The Data We Need for the Ocean We Want" is organised as a hybrid event with approximately 70 participants onsite as well as over 700 online; between Monday 14 February and Wednesday 16 February.
The full programme is now available from


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