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Vassiliki Celia Vassilopoulou

Vassiliki Celia Vassilopoulou

Research Director
Hellenic Centre for Marine Research


Dr Vassilopoulou is involved in research activities in the field of ecosystem-based fisheries management, and as an expert on fishery by-catches focusing particularly on discards mitigation, she was the coordinator of the MariFish project BADMINTON. Since 2009 she has been engaged in Maritime Spatial Planning research issues through her involvement as either Work Package or Task leader in EU projects such as MESMA, ADRIPLAN, COCONET, PROTOMEDEA, MARISCA, ECOAST, AMARE. In the last years she is also working on issues related to the development of a more efficient interface between policy needs and scientific advice through interaction with stakeholders within efforts of the FP7 PERSEUS, the SEAS-ERA project MERMAID, and in the near future in the frame of the BLUEMED CSA. She has participated in several FAIR, STREP, INCO and EU (FP6, FP7, H2020) projects, in some of which as the leading scientist on behalf of the HCMR. She has acted as chairperson or moderator, and/or was an invited speaker, in sessions dedicated to topics of her expertise in international conferences and workshops, and has been giving pertinent postgraduate lectures in the Universities of Athens and Thessaloniki. She is member of International Scientific Committees and has recently joined the Commission on Ecosystem Management (CEM) of the IUCN. She has more than 150 publications and presentations in International Scientific Journals and Conferences.

Research Interest

Ecosystem-based Management, Marine Spatial Planning, Fisheries Biology and Ecology, Biodiversity, Ocean Governance