Ioannis Giovos

Born in Thessaloniki, Ioannis is a graduate of the Biology Department of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, with a master’s degree in Fisheries Biology and Management from the same university. Currently, he continues his studies at the University of Patras in collaboration with the University of Padua as a Ph.D. candidate.

With over a decade of experience in Mediterranean apex predators conservation and having served in major organizations such as the Tethys Research Institute, the Institute of Marine Research and the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre, Ioannis currently coordinates several projects and initiatives related to the conservation of sharks and rays in the Mediterranean. At the same time, he is a member of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Shark Specialist Group, he is the representative of Greece in the European Elasmobranch Association and a member of the European Committee of the Society for Conservation Biology (SCB). He has more than 50 articles published in scientific journals and more than 40 communications at international and national conferences while he has been involved in the drafting of 3 Action Plans for Endangered Species and participated in the publication of 5 books. He speaks 3 foreign languages, Greek (native) English (C1), Spanish (B2) and is a PADI diving instructor.

Today Giannis serves as the Director of iSea.

Contact Info:

Email: [email protected]

tel. +302313090696

mob: +306945880415