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HydroMedit 2018 - 1st Announcement
Chairman's Welcome Address

Dear colleagues and friends,

To date “HydroMediT” is being established as one of the major International Congresses on novel scientific and technological trends and aspects on aquatic living resources in our region, covering the Mediterranean and its adjacent seas.
It is organized biannually by a highlyΒ dedicated Committee on behalf of the:

  • Department of Ichthyology and Aquatic Environment (DIAE), University of Thessaly
  • Department of Marine Sciences (DMS), University of the Aegean (UoA)
  • Department of Fisheries and Aquaculture Technology Department (DFAT), University of Applied Sciences of Western Greece
  • Panhellenic Society of Technologists Ichthyologists (PASTI)
Our 3rdΒ Congress (HydroMediT 2018) is being hosted in Volos, Hellas (http://dimosvolos.gr/?lang=en), with a series of national and international stakeholders as co-organizers, supporters and sponsors. The general fields and the specific topics of the Congress will attract contributions from all over the Mediterranean and its adjacent seas, and their list can be viewed in full on the Congress website, which is updated regularly.

There is an outstanding set of keynote speakers from many fields of the fisheries, aquaculture and seafood supply industry, as well as government agencies, environmental bodies, and biodiversity scientists. We have joined our forces and resources in order to host a series of high profile panel discussions on the encountered thematic and parallel sessions. Our Congress provides an ideal forum for interactions between science, regulators, industry, and the concerned general public, and has already attracted pivotal support from a range of delegates and interesting groups.

The topic of the meeting, “Blue Biotechnology in Aquatic Living Resources”, highlights the importance of novel methods in the secure and sustainable supply of good quality food from the sea. Policy makers, industry players, scientists, and conservationists shall work together as they are all determined to deal with the challenges this growth presents, and to ensure that biomachines in real time make a positive contribution to the sustainability of aquatic living resources in a changing world.

Our key note speaker will be the distinguished Professor Achilles Kapanidis of the University of Oxford, addressing on “Single-molecule stories: from biological nanomachines to smart biosensors”, and the different sessions will run from Thursday 8th to Sunday 11th November 2018.

If you are a relevant stakeholder, this is an excellent opportunity to take part in the debate and help us to form a solid scientific opinion on our Theme, and explore its technological applications. We would welcome your participation and encourage you to register as our delegate via the main Congress website. Alternatively, you may wish to support our effort as an exhibitor or sponsor and we invite you to view our sponsorship prospectus.

For the Organizing Committee

Athanasios Exadactylos

Chairman of the Congress


Organizing Commitee (OC)

Dr. Exadaktilos Athanasios, Associated Professor, Head of Department,Β DIAE (Chairman)

Dr. Vasilios Bakopoulos, Associate Professor, DMS
Dr. Konstantinos Batargias, Associate Professor, DAFM
Dr. Ioannis Batzakas, Assistant Professor, DMS
Dr. Panagiotis Berillis, Assistant Professor, DIAE
Dr. Michael Chatziefstathiou, Chairman of Auditing Committee,Β PASTI
Dr. Ioannis Karapanagiotidis, Assistant Professor, DIAE
Dr. Georgios Katselis, Professor, Head of Department, DAFM
Dr. Drosos Koutsoumpas, Professor, Head of Department, DMS
Dr. Evangelia Krassakopoulou, Associate Professor, DMS
Dr. Dimitrios Moutopoulos, Assistant Professor, DAFM
Dr. Panagiota Panagiotaki, Associate Professor, DIAE
Dr. Alexios Ramfos, Assistant Professor, DAFM
Dr. Maria-Miranda Tsoumani, General Secretary, PASTI
Dr. Ilias Tyligadas, Β Auditing Committee,Β PASTI
Dr. Nikolaos Vlachos, President, PASTI

Local Organizing Committee

Dr. Eleni Golomazou, Associate Professor, DIAE
Maria Chamoglou, Member, PASTI
Niki Matzafleri, Member, PAST
Asimo Panagou (DIAE)

The Congress

HydroMediT 2018 will focus on research and innovation technology applied mainly in the Mediterranean and its adjacent waters, but interesting solutions from other parts of the world will also be accepted.

Main topic of the Congress will be:
Blue Biotechnology in Aquatic Living Resources

The official language of the conference is English.

Papers will be peer reviewed by two (2) reviewers and only those accepted by the Scientific Committee will
be presented. The oral presentations must be less thanΒ 15 minutes.

A Poster SessionΒ will be included in the Congress. Scientific Committee reserves the right to re-assign
submission to a different type of presentation (from oral to poster, and vice – versa).

Proceedings will be available to delegates upon arrival on site (in digital or web-based format).

General Fields of Interest will be the following:Β 

  • Aquaculture
  • Fisheries
  • Processing of Aquatic Products
  • Economics and Marketing of Fisheries Products
  • Environmental Management
  • Inland Aquatic Resources
  • Oceanograph
  • Aquatic Biodiversity
Learn More

Online Registration for HydroMedit 2018 will become available soon.Β The registration fees for the participants will remain at a very affordable rate until the 31stΒ  of October 2018.


Attendee Type Early Registration Until
31 October 2018
Late Registration From
1 November 2018
(with Student ID)
20€ 20€
Participants 50€ 80€
Companies* 150€ 150€

*(VAT 24% not included, applies for 2 persons)

All registrations include:

  • Congress Proceedings
  • Delegate’s envelope
  • Coffee brakes.
The Destination - Volos, Greece
Volos is one of the largest and most attractive cities in Greece as well as one of the country’s most prominent ports. The modern-day city, built near the site of ancient Iolcos, dominates the region of Magnesia from its position at the foot of Mount Pelion overlooking the Pagasetic Gulf. This is one of the most beautiful areas in Thessaly, in the centre of Greece (Volos is situated 320km N of Athens and 219km S of Thessaloniki) combining the allure of the sea with the mystical charm of the Centaurs’ mountain. Learn more