Activities Related to Enviromental Protection


On July 5, 2010, the “Maria Tsakos” Foundation hosted Dr Michael Fytikas, a prominent scientist in the field of geothermal energy in its active support of research conducted by the Institute of Geology and Mineral Exploration (IGME) into possible utilisation of Chios’ energy potential. 

Reconnaissance studies to date include drilling of 13 exploration wells and two production wells, thus reaffirming the island’s geothermal potential. 

Conference on “Perspectives of Greek Scientists in Polar Research”

On November 24th, 2009, the “Maria Tsakos” Foundation, in collaboration with the European Polar Board of the European Science Foundation and the Academy Research Centre for Atmospheric Physics and Climatology, organized the one-day conference on the “Perspectives of Greek Scientists in Polar Research”.

The conference took place in the amphitheatre of the Megaron “Makedonia” under the auspices of the UNESCO Chair on Natural Hazards in the Geosphere, the Hydrosphere and the Atmosphere, hosted by the National Observatory of Athens. Conference participations included researchers from Institutions which have carried out  research in the Arctic Circle over the past 20 years, such as the University of Athens, of Thessaloniki, of Crete and Thrace and the National Observatory of Athens.