Hereby some news from the Greek ESP -HESP: sessions at upcoming conferences, new publications, projects and more:
HESP member Kostas Kormas, Professor of Aquatic microbial ecology from Thessaly University, is a member of the scientific committee of the 3rd Hydromedit conference of 8-11 November in Volos, Greece. The topic of the conference, “Blue Biotechnology in Aquatic Living Resources”, highlights the importance of novel methods in the secure and sustainable supply of good quality food from the sea. Policy makers, industry players, scientists, and conservationists shall work together as they are all determined to deal with the challenges this growth presents, and to ensure that biomachines in real time make a positive contribution to the sustainability of aquatic living resources in a changing world. For more information on the conference see the conference web page and their research gate pages.
HESP member Nikoleta Jones, Senior Lecturer in Sustainability of the Global Sustainability Institute, Anglia Ruskin University recently published a paper on Social impacts of 3 Protected Areas in Greece with Prof. Dimitrakopoulos and a research team of students from the University of the Aegean. The paper is available here.
Nikoleta has also been awarded a European Research Council (ERC) starting grant worth 1.5m euros. The project FIDELIO aims to assess and predict perceptions for social impacts of Protected Areas, taking into consideration the ecosystem services provided and the socio-ecological environmental where the Protected Area is established. The project has 4 core case studies in Norway, Estonia, Greece and Romania but will also aim to collect data from additional 19 Protected Areas in Europe.