Hellenic Centre for Marine Research (HCMR)


Details and expertise of the project partners

George Tserpes

George Tserpes is a Research Director in the Institute of Marine Biological Resources and Inland Waters of the Hellenic Centre for Marine Research (HCMR). He holds an MSc degree in Marine Biology and a Ph.D degree in Fisheries.

He has coordinated/participated in about 60 National and International projects and has authored/coauthored more than 180 scientific publications in peer-reviewed journals, book chapters and conference proceedings. He has participated in several International Scientific Groups including various STECF committees. He is currently chairing the Working Group on Stock Assessment of Demersal Species (WGSAD) of GFCM and since 2003 the Mediterranean Swordfish Working Group of the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT). He is the coordinator of the whole project.

Alexis Conides

Alexis Conides (he/him) studied Biology (BSc) and holds one PhD on aquaculture physiology (1992) and one PhD on coastal fisheries dynamics and bioeconomics (2011). He also 2 post-graduate specialisation diplomas on small media enterprise finance and economics and on financial law.

He was appointed researcher (permanent tenure) for the Institute of Marine Biological Resources and Inland Waters of the Hellenic Centre for Marine Research as marine biologist-ichthyologist. He has coordinated and participated in more than 100 national and international research projects and has published more than 150 papers in peer reviewed journals, in conferences as well as books and book chapters. His main scientific interests are integrated coastal zone management focusing on coastal fisheries and aquaculture, fishing gear technology, coastal development and public works, coastal oceanography and climate change. In this context he has coordinate 3 projects on the effects of new trawl net materials oi fuel consumption, marine antifouling prevention technologies, the effects of trawl net reduced drag on the fishing performance of the gear and the effects of rigid grids on the multi-species nature of Mediterranean fisheries.

Chryssi Mytilineou

Chryssi Mytilineou has a more than 30-year career in IMBRIW in the domain of Fisheries Biology and Ecology, Selectivity of fishing gears, Fishing technology and Fish Behaviour, Fisheries impact on biological resources and biodiversity, Deep-water biological resources and habitat and Anthropogenic impacts on them.

She holds a position of Senior Functional Scientist A’ since 2003. She has attended special training courses in may related to Fisheries topics. She has participated or co-ordinated 24 Greek, European, or international projects. She has participated in the Steering Committee of 1 international FP7 project and organized/coordinated 2 Workshops of ICES. She has supervised 1 B.Sc. thesis and the training of more than 30 BSc students. She has given lectures on fishing gears selectivity for MSc students. She has contributed in 57 papers in peer-reviewed journals, 15 book chapters, 2 books, 1 book as editor as well as more than 165 other publications (i.e., conference proceedings and abstracts, special publications, newspapers and magazine articles) and co-authored 85 technical reports. H-index: 24.

Stefanos Kavadas

Stefanos Kavadas is a mathematician, senior Assistant Researcher focusing on fisheries science. Since 1992 holds a position at the Institute of the Marine Biological Resources and Inland Waters of the Hellenic Centre for Marine Research (IMBRIW/HCMR).

He has a wide experience on aspects related to fisheries data, management and analysis. He is responsible for the fisheries data centre, the National data bases under the Data Collection Framework, for the Marine Strategy Framework Directive (MSFD) fisheries data base and for the implementation of the General Fisheries Commission for the Mediterranean/Data Collection Reference Framework (GFCM/DCRF). His research interests focus on: design and development fisheries databases, Geographical Information Systems (GIS), Vessel Monitoring System (VMS) analysis, classical and advanced statistical analysis, Multi-Criteria Decision Analysis (MCDA), geostatistical models and management plans.

Dimitris Damalas

Dimitris Damalas has over 20 years of experience in Fisheries Science, involved in 31 competitive EU funded projects and currently holds a principal researcher post at HCMR.

He is currently a member of the EU Scientific Technical and Economic Committee on Fisheries. His experience on the topic stems from: (i) being responsible for the launching & monitoring of three relevant tenders funded by the Europaen Commission on “Information Collection in Energy Efficiency for Fisheries” as JRC/EC Scientific Project Officer; (ii) being co-author of three relevant papers in peer-reviewed scientific journals.

Ilias Kallias

Ilias Kallias is Fisheries Technologist, graduate of the Department of Aquaculture – Fisheries of the School of Fisheries of the Technical University of Messolonghi.

He participated in various national and European projects in experimental research in aquaculture and fisheries as a scientific collaborator. As a freelance ichthyologist I worked with H.C.M.R. since until today in research projects with the following subjects: fisheries data collection, fishing gear technology, coastal fisheries, lagoon water quality and ecology, marine biodiversity, endangered species studies (turtles) and innovation in fishing and aquaculture materials.