The Navarino Environmental Observatory (ΝΕΟ), an international partnership between the academic community and the private sector, will carry on its top research, as it was sealed at an event, held at the Academy of Athens, on May 18. The successful collaboration between Stockholm University, the Biomedical Research Foundation of the Academy of Athens (BRFAA) and TEMES, the Developers of Costa Navarino hotel, has been renewed for the next five years.

NEO, operating since 2010 at Costa Navarino, in Messinia, focuses on the field of research and education on climate change and the environment in the Mediterranean region. The collaboration between the parties — considered unique at European level and a leader in innovation in Greece — is expected to further enhance the top level environmental and educational work of NEO. Within its first five years of operation, NEO has already become known on an international level, due to its pioneering research work on climate change for the Mediterranean region. Scientists from all over the world are able to conduct frontline research, develop new research tools and methods, and exchange knowledge and ideas, while educating the next generation of scientists.