Navarino Environmental Observatory
The Navarino Environmental Observatory (NEO) is a collaboration between Stockholm University, the Biomedical Research Foundation of the Academy of Athens (BRFAA) and the Tourism Enterprises of Messinia S.A. (TEMES), and is a pioneer in Greece as an international partnership, between the academic community and the private sector in the field of research and education on climate change and the environment in the Mediterranean region.
NEO Field Station is located at Costa Navarino, Messina, Greece and is open to researchers and students from collaborating institutions and other universities from Greece and abroad, as well as to other interested societal stakeholders who are willing to share their challenges and contribute to solution developments.
NEO counts 9 associated members (research institutions from Greece, Sweden, Germany and the USA), it is a member of ACTRIS, the European Research Infrastructure for the observation of Aerosol, Clouds and Trace Gases, GWEN, a Global Wetland Ecohydrology Network, and LTER-Greece, the Greek Long-term Ecosystem Research Network which is a collaborative network of scientists and their stakeholders engaged in long-term, site-based ecological, social and economic research in Greece.
In addition to the research taking place at NEO, emphasis is given to the education and training of students and young researchers. Workshops and events, such as Café-NEO (scientific café), are organized to promote research outcomes and to bring together academics, corporates, policy makers and society members to discuss important environmental issues of local, regional and global interest. As such, NEO acts as a pioneer hub where science, business, society and policy makers join to create a more sustainable future in the Mediterranean region, and enables us to bridge the gaps between societal actors and turn research into actions.