The Advisory Board’s role is the strategic development of ALL FOR BLUE.
Evi Nomikou, Marine Geologist, Professor at the Dep. of Geology and Geoenvironment of National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (Greece)
Tolis Bellos, Director of International Diving Federation CMAS
Elena Akritopoulou BSc MSc, Marine Biologist, Marine Mammal & Acoustics consultant & Marine Megafauna Associate
Eugenia Scountzou, DVM, MSc, Member of the Arion network
Science Communicator / Manager – UK
Emma has a strong academic and professional resumé with a First Class Honours degree in Marine Biology and Coastal Ecology from the University of Plymouth. She received a scholarship for academic excellence from University of Plymouth in 2013 and the Santander scholarship in 2015. In 2017, Emma won the Plymouth University Dr. Manning Award for Women in STEM.
Emma worked as a research assistant with Lamave Research Institute in the Philippines studying whale sharks and as a research assistant with the Marine Conservation society Seychelles working on several projects, predominantly coral reef restoration. She currently works as a researcher with Sharklife Conservation Group, South Africa, with a focus on elasmobranchs assessments.
Additional qualifications: PADI Divemaster, Pure Apnea Adventure Freediver, RYA Powerboat License.
Vet specialized in Ophthalmology
Dr Eugenia Scountzou graduated from the Faculty of Health Sciences, School of Veterinary Medicine, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, in 1987. She worked as an Intern at the Department of Surgery, from 1987-1988. Dr Scountzou was offered a research scholarship from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, School of Veterinary Medicine, to pursue her post-graduate studies in Surgery. She worked under the mentorship of D.E.Bjorling on «Reperfusion Injuries» and studied Ophthalmology with Professor James Schoster. She received her M.Sc. degree in Veterinary Science in 1990. In 1993 she was invited to attend Dr. Marc Simon’s Practice in Paris, a pioneer in Veterinary Ophthalmology in Europe and senior Lecturer of ESVO. Dr Scountzou’s Small Animal Surgical Practice that started in 1991covers Ophthalmology and Laser Surgery cases, accepting referrals from Greece and Europe. She attends Continuing Education Seminars of the ESVO-ECVO yearly, and the North American Veterinary Congress Continuing Education Seminars bi-annually.
She has been an invited speaker in National Congresses, Scientific Symposia and Seminars and has published articles in Veterinary Ophthalmology, in Hellenic and International peer-reviewed journals. Dr. Scountzou is Instructor in Ophthalmic Surgery in various Continuing Education Seminars for private practitioners in Greece. She is a member of the European Society of Veterinary Ophthalmology (ESVO) since 1993, and a certified Veterinarian of Arion, Research Center for Cetus Rescue. Dr Scountzou specializes in Ophthalmology and Laser Surgery, and her fields of interest are Dentistry and Regenerative Medicine
Born in April of 1970 in the island of the greatest sea explorers , Kefalonia and Ithaca.
Primary studies Biomedical sciences and Master diploma in international medicine and Crisis Management in Health , from the Kapodistrian university of Athens – Medical School
I have participated in multiple voluntary and humanitarian European projects .
She loves to keep the sea clean and make this planet sustainable for her kids and all humans.