Maritime accidents

Oil Spills & Other Accidents

Action/section description Over the past twenty years the Institute of Oceanography of the Hellenic Centre for Marine Research, acting either as an adviser to the Hellenic state and/or taking into account the provisions of the National Emergency Plan on oil pollution incidents, has carried out a series of monitoring surveys in the Hellenic seas in

F16 Recovery

Airplane/helicopter crashes

The last 20 years the Institute of Oceanography of H.C.M.R with its specialized scientific equipment has also been involved in several detection and recovery surveys/operations of maritime accidents as well as aircraft/helicopter crashes into the sea. The aim of these surveys, is to investigate the accident submarine areas, using echo sounding devices (i.e., side scan

Cultures of toxic Pseudo-nitzschia multiseries

Harmful algal & jelly-fish blooms

Harmful Algal Blooms (HABs) attract scientific interest due to their increase of duration and intenseness worldwide. HABs have serious impacts on coastal ecosystems, public health and economy. Many harmful algae are microalgae that produce toxins inside their cells, which can accumulate in soft tissues of shellfish and fish. The consumption of intoxicated seafood can cause