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Mariolopoulos-Kanaginis Foundation for the Environmental Sciences, Greece


Acronym: MKF

Country: Greece

Role in CIRCLE-2: Task member in several WP



MKF is a non profit nongovernmental organisation funding research in environmental sciences, organizing scientific meetings and lectureships disseminating the environmental issues. The Foundation cooperates with both domestic and international agencies, research Centers and Institutions in order to achieve the following objectives:

  • Developing environmental sciences through studies of past and present interaction of man and the environment. The ultimate goal of these studies is to obtain a scientific perspective for viewing anticipated changes in man's interaction with the environment. It is sponsoring scientific meetings, lectureships and performing research in the environmental field;
  • Protecting environment and humanity's cultural heritage;

Moreover a programme of awards has been established to recognize outstanding contributions by professionals towards the advancement of the environmental sciences. Additional awards programmes for international cooperation are being prepared. The Project has been undertaken by the IGBP Committee of the Academy of Athens and the M-K Foundation serves as administrative and scientific coordination.

MKF was an Observer and later a partner during the final phase of CIRCLE CA.

Key Personnel

photo Vasilis Tritakis
photo Christos Repapis