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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 1995. 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 54 papers in peer-reviewed journals. 
Telephone: (0030) 2291076365