KRIPIS: "Marine Biology, Biotechnology & Aquaculture"

Project info
Description: 

The research activities of this project are related to aspects of marine biology, biodiversity and aquaculture. More specifically, fields in marine biology and biodiversity are based on genomics and bioinformatics in order to produce, manage and analyse large data matrices of different types, within the framework of evolution theory. Applications in this context include: a) monitoring of the marine biodiversity and consequently of marine ecosystems in relation with historical and current environmental changes of anthropogenic or other origin, b) biotechnological applications and products c) development of an in situ monitoring system of marine biodiversity through field experiments and establishment of artificial reef habitats. As far as the field of aquaculture is concerned, the project includes the study for the introduction in the market of a new fish species (amberjack, Seriola dumerili) for the Greek and the Mediterranean aquaculture, which will offer new market dimensions for the seafood industry with new products of high nutritional value. This part of the project also includes studies for the development of advanced farming technologies in the open sea through automated production systems. The project includes three parts: (I) Study of marine biodiversity and ecosystem using modern genomics approaches, (II) Development of basic and applied research at the underwater biotechnological park of Crete, (III) Diversification of the aquaculture with new fast-growing species (amberjack).

Funded by GSRT (General Secretariat for Research & Technology) within the framework of the Action entitled «Proposals for Development of Research Bodies-KRIPIS»-NSRF (Operational Programme II, Competitiveness & Entrpreneurship).

Coordinating Institute: 
IMBBC
Time Frame
Begin of project (Year): 
2013
End of project (Year): 
2015
Financing
Funding Source: 
GSRT
Total Budget (€): 
1,498,965
Budget for IMBBC (€): 
1,498,965
Involved persons from IMBBC
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Project coordinator
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Project coordination
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Costas Dounas
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Scientific Responsible
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scientific responsible of workpackages 3 and 4
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Scientific responsible of workpackage 2
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scientific responsible of workpackage 1
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scientific responsible of workpackage 7
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Eleni Dafnomili
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Member of the research team
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Maria Maidanou
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Member of the research team
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Wanda Plaiti
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Member of the research team
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Vasso Terzoglou
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Member of the research team
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Genomic study of European anchovy

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