Institute of Marine Biology, Biotechnology & Aquaculture,
Hellenic Centre for Marine Research, Thalassokosmos,
Former US Base at Gournes, 71003, Crete, Greece

LifeWatch Greece fulfils the vision to establish the biodiversity Centre of Excellence for South-eastern Europe, by: (a) Allying all the Greek scientific human potential working on biodiversity data and data observatories; (b) Paving the way for the development of complex virtual domains through a number of background e-Services; (c) Developing a number of virtual labs (vLabs) as a contribution to LifeWatch ERIC; (d) Building capacity at the national level through a network of activities; (e) Disseminating information, scientific knowledge and experience gained to the public.

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All of the past and current activities are published as peer-reviewed articles in the Biodiversity Data Journal:


News from LifeWatch Greece

General Assembly Members

Georgios Kotoulas

Georgios Kotoulas

Eva Chatzinikolaou_photo

Eva Chatzinikolaou

Georgios Kotoulas's Bio

Georgios Kotoulas is a Member of the LifeWatch ERIC General Assembly.

Georgios Kotoulas is a Member of the LifeWatch ERIC General Assembly. He is at the Hellenic Centre for Marine Research; Institute of Marine Biology and Genetics; Genetics and Molecular Biotechnology Group. He mainly focuses on Marine Biodiversity with a background in Population Genetics, Evolution and an interest in Ecosystems Biology and Genomics.

Eva Chatzinikolaou's Bio

Eva Chatzinikolaou is a Member of the LifeWatch ERIC General Assembly and IKCC, and is the scientific coordinator of the ERFI RI LifeWatch Greece.

She has a PhD in Marine Biology and works at the Hellenic Centre for Marine Research with a research focus on climate change, ocean acidification, micro-CT tomography, marine biodiversity and intertidal ecology. She has published over 50 scientific articles and book chapters and is a guest editor in Frontiers, BDJ and JMSE Special Issues; reviewer in more than 20 journals; expert evaluator in EU proposals. She has wide experience on the management and implementation of international and national projects. She has participated in more than 20 national and international research projects, serving as the Principal Investigator in 7 of them.


The Bulgarian National Distributed Centre is represented by the  Agricultural University-Plovdiv.

To know more about how Bulgaria contributes to LifeWatch ERIC, please visit our dedicated webpage.