EU Policy Scientist and Science Communication, Research Assistant

Maria Maniopoulou is a European Policy scientist (M.S.c). She has more than 15 years of experience in project management, communication and in international conferences organisation. She is working on marine governance and science communication. She has participated in more than 10 research and development projects contributing to policy and governance aspects, in participatory processes involving stakeholders in MSP, Fisheries and Marine Protected Areas (MPAs), as well as for communicating and disseminating research results to the general public. She has been the WP or Task leader of Dissemination activities in 7 European projects.

Selected projects

  • RePHIL – Reconstruction of the R/V PHILIA, National Project NSFR 2014 – 2020
  • AMARE – Actions for Marine Protected Areas, Interreg Med
  • ARIEL - Promoting small scale fisheries and aquaculture transnational networking in Adriatic-Ionian macroregion, Interreg Adrion
  • PROTOMEDEA - Towards the establishment of Marine Protected Area Networks in the Eastern Mediterranean, DG MARE
  • MUSES – Multi-Use in European Seas, H2020
  • MARISCA - Maritime Spatial Planning for the protection and conservation of the biodiversity in the Aegean Sea, EEA Grants
  • ADRIPLAN – Adriatic Ionian Maritime Spatial Planning, DG MARE

Selected publications

  • Kyriazi, Z., Katsoni, V., Mourmouris A.,Maniopoulou, M., Vassilopoulou, V., 2018, Comparing the Potential of Combining Protection of Underwater Cultural Heritage with Tourism Activities in Eastern Mediterranean Waters, 3rd EuroMediterranean Conference, 5-6 October 2018, Larnaca, Cyprus
  • Kyriazi, Z,, Vassilopoulou, V., Maniopoulou, M., Assessing current and future potential of aquaculture based Multi-Use Marine Spatial Planning in Greece, 12th Panhellenic Symposium on Oceanography and Fisheries, pp127, Corfu island, Greece
  • Maniopoulou, M., Kyriazi, Z., Karachle, P.K., Kalyvioti G., Vassilopoulou V., 2018, Assessing stakeholders' perceptions on the potential of establishing marine Multi-uses in a highly touristic area in northeastern Mediterranean, 12th Panhellenic Symposium on Oceanography and Fisheries, pp128, Corfu island, Greece
  • Krassanakis V., Kokkali A., Kalyvioti G., Maniopoulou M., Haralabous J., Vassilopoulou V., Pilot study on cumulative impacts valuation of human activities on the marine ecosystem of Western Greece (In Greek), 2015, Proceedings of 4th Panhellenic conference on urban and spatial planning and regional development, Volos, Greece.
  • Alfare, L.,et al, 2015, ADRIPLAN. Conclusions and Recommendations: A short manual for MSP implementation in the Adriatic-Ionian Region, Book , Publisher: CNR-ISMAR, ISBN: 978-88-941335-3-0, DOI: 10.13140/RG.2.2.33583.94885
  • Barbanti, A., et al, 2015, Developing a Maritime Spatial Plan for the Adriatic Ionian Region, Publisher: CNR-ISMAR, ISBN: 978-88-941335-4-7, DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.48231
  • Maniopoulou, M., Vassilopoulou, V., Kokkali, A., Karachle,P.K., Panayotidis, P., 2015, Integration of stakeholders’ perspectives in the MSP process as a key element for an effective ecosystem based management: an example from the Greek case study of the ADRIPLAN project, 11th Panhellenic Symposium on Oceanography and Fisheries, Mytilene, Lesvos island, Greece


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