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Position: Research Director
Expertise: Marine Chemist
Department: Marine Chemistry
Premises: athens
Dr Ioannis Hatzianestis (B.Sc in chemistry (1985) University of Athens; M.Sc in
Chemical Oceanography (1988) University of Athens; PhD in Organic chemistry
(1992) University of Athens) is a Chemist - Oceanographer holding a Research
Director position in the Institute of Oceanography of the Hellenic Centre for Marine
Research (HCMR).

His research interests are mainly focused on the chemistry of natural and
anthropogenic organic compounds in marine coastal and open sea environments
(origin, fate, bioaccumulation, biogeochemical cycles etc).
His research includes the study of organic pollutants, organic biomarkers, natural
organic compounds, organic gases and the development of analytical techniques to
determine trace organic compounds in the marine environment.

He is the head of the Organic Chemistry Lab of the Institute of Oceanography since

He has coordinated and/or actively involved in numerous National and
European projects and studies focusing on the marine pollution and the
biogeochemical processes of the organic material in marine ecosystems.
He participates in the National Programmes for the implementation of Water
Framework (WFD) and Marine Strategy (MSFD) Directives in Greece, coordinating
D8 (Contaminants) and also working on D9. He is a member of the "Ecosystem
Approach Correspondence Group on Pollution Monitoring" - UNEP/MAP, the core
working group of Mediterranean experts on contaminants and pollution biological
effects and the MSFD European Expert Network on Contaminants.

He has published more than 200 scientific papers in journals, conference proceedings
and technical reports, among which 59 papers in peer-reviewed journals.
Telephone: (0030) 2291076365