Students, recent graduates and scientists can join Archipelagos Institute and take part in its multidisiplinary research opportunities in the Aegean Sea islands.

Archipelagos Institute of Marine Conservation is a Greek non-profit, non-governmental organization committed to researching and defending the rare biodiversity of the Greek seas and islands, as well as of the NE Mediterranean region overall.
In parallel with our research and conservation work, Archipelagos also hosts year-round students and young scholars from a wide range of disciplines in our research bases in the Aegean islands, who join us to support our efforts to protect the environment. Since 2001, our educational activities have hosted over 1,500 participants from around the world.

Fields of Research:

Marine Research & Conservation
Fisheries Research & Management
Marine Mammal Research

Forest & Freshwater Ecosystem Management
Research & Conservation of Island Flora & Fauna
Agronomic Research & Seed Bank Projects

Laboratory Assessment of Environmental Impacts
GIS Mapping of Marine & Terrestrial Habitats & Biodiversity
Applications of Renewable Energy Sources
* Illustration of Flora & Fauna
* Graphic Design for Awareness Material
* Animation Design
* Environmental Photography
* Documentary Film Production

* Environmental Education
* Information Technology
* Legal Work
* Public Relations
* Administrative Work

Placement details:
Duration: 3-12 months is (shorter duration is consider on a case-by-case basis)
Location: Archipelagos’ research bases and stations in the eastern Aegean Sea (Samos, Lipsi, Ikaria, Arki, Marathi islands). Placements may also include working on board one of the two small research boats.
Costs: Placement fee of 650euros/month
Covers: accommodation, full board and all placement costs.
(frequently placement fee and travel etc expenses are covered by grants such as Erasmus+, or other equivalent)
Extras: Participants have the option to obtain (at no further cost):
a) Sailing skipper license – includes a log book noting the miles traveled
b) PADI Open Water scuba diving certification – free during summer months- at discounted rate for the rest of the year (cost of equipment rental is not included)
c) Greek language lessons
For further information: contact  and check the website