Title: Development of a marine protected zone with artificial reefs in Kalymnos Island (S. Aegean Sea)

Funding Source: EP Fisheries

Budget IMBBC: 45,000€

Start / End Date: 2002 - 2003

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Project Progress: 100%

Principal Investigator:

Costas Dounas (retired)

Project Members:

Research Directions:

Ecology and ecosystem management


The aim of this project is the development of a protected zone for fisheries in the marine area between Ko and Kalymnos Islands. This study includes measurements of hydrographic, geological, physicochemical and biological parameters in the study area in order to investigate specific geotechnical properties and the exact positions for the deployment of the artificial reef units.