• Diamonds of the Greek Economy 2016

    Diamonds awards of the Greek economy 2016 will take place on Wednesday, 29th of June, 2016, 17:00, at Hotel Grande Bretagne and is once more organised by Active Business Publishing.

     

  • Albert Buixadé Farré, was elected as Honorary Member of IGMS GrC

    Albert-Buixadé-Farré2Mr. Albert Buixadé Farré, was elected unanimously by IGMS GrC BoD on June 1st/2016 as Honorary Member of IGMS GrC.

    Albert led an international team of 27 scholars and professionals in researching the viability of Arctic shipping, publishing in 2014 the paper Commercial Arctic shipping through the Northeast Passage: routes, resources, governance, technology, and infrastructure (Polar Geography, 2014). He holds a BA in business management, and is an MA graduate from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, having specialized in Pacific Asia, public policy, and maritime studies.

    IGMS GrC, welcomed Mr. Albert Buixadé Farré, further stating that IGMS GrC is getting closer into succeeding its mission by having such esteemed individuals on board.

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    Tourism training workshop in DPRK

    IMG_0653Mr. Panagiotis Ktenas, member of the executive board of IGMS GrC, attended as a lecturer the tourism workshop that took place in DPRK (North Korea) from 14 to 21/05/2016. During this short period, workshop leaders had the opportunity to travel to Wonsan region with a goal to examine area’s tourist attractions and how they can be further developed. The workshop seminar of a total duration of three days was housed in Grand People’s Study House in Pyongyang.  Mr. Ktenas had the opportunity in 2 subsequent sessions  to analyse the future of coastal marine tourism development of Wonsan region, giving a special emphasis to the threats and opportunities that arise due to global trends and domestic peculiarities. A Q & A session followed where the opportunity was given to the audience in raising and resolving any questions. During break sessions, Mr. Ktenas had the opportunity to discuss with participants about the work of IGMS GrC and provide a better understanding of its mission and vision. Future cooperation has been investigated in a variety of fields of common interest. All sides agreed that proper training is a “must” for any nation to progress. A warmth visit has been finalised with a promise to be repeated in the near future.

  • Arctic Ocean and fishing regulations

    1-s2.0-S0308597X1600018X-fx1A team of 18 arctic aficionados experts to their fields, including our executive board member Mr. Ktenas Panagiotis F’14, have just published a paper to Maritime Policy regarding Arctic Oceans and fish regulations. The ‘Declaration concerning the prevention of unregulated high seas fishing in the central Arctic Ocean’ signed by the Arctic 5 nations, limits unregulated high seas fishing in the central part of the Arctic Ocean, and holds potential social, economic and political impacts for numerous stakeholders. In this paper, the four Interim Measures in the Declaration are discussed and what value these measures bring beyond the existing international agreements is explored. It is found that even though the Declaration fills a gap in the management of potential fish stocks in the central Arctic Ocean, adopts an appropriate precautionary approach and encourages joint research activities, there are both opportunities and challenges connected to its implementation. The most valuable and urgent Interim Measure is that of joint scientific cooperation, which will facilitate more region-specific research and an increased understanding of the fisheries as well as the broader Arctic environment. Furthermore, the research generated by this measure will provide an important decision base for both regulation and management of human activity in the Arctic.

    Our members can buy a copy of above  or exclusively read in our scribd account.

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    IGMS GrC was present at Arctic Assembly 2015

    Our executive board member, Mr.Ktenas Panagiotis F’14, represented IGMS GrC in 2015 Arctic Circle Assembly. The Arctic Circle is an annual open assembly that takes place in mid-October in Reykjavík, Iceland. The annual program is designed in collaboration with partnering organizations. The Arctic Circle facilitates working meetings across issues and organizations and provides a forum for discussions hosted by different international and Arctic institutions. Following meetings, participating organizations are invited to contribute ideas for the next year’s Arctic Circle assembly. IGMS GrC had the opportunity to collaborate with our counterparts from IGMS USA in order to better comprehend complex arctic related issues. Further to that, Mr.Ktenas Panagiotis, took all that initiatives to promote IGMS GrC core principles and vision and establish a presence of our institution abroad.

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