Margaret Eleftheriou

Institute of Marine Biology of Crete
PO Box 2214
71003 Iraklion
Tel: +30 2810337815

Margaret Eleftheriou, founder director of AQUALEX Multimedia Consortium Ltd, has had extensive educational experience in the UK and Greece at secondary and tertiary levels. She participated in major curriculum development initiatives in Scotland from 1979 - 1992. From 1987 - 2001, she taught English (ESP Biology) in the Department of Biology, University of Crete. Her involvement as special  consultant at the Institute of Marine Biology of Crete led to a series of educational training and marine science videos as well as the production of several acclaimed CD-ROMs, the most important of which were AQUALEX (aquaculture terminology, now in 8 languages), Basic Techniques in Fish Haematology; Spotlight on Greek Marine Science (English and Greek).

She has been an active member of the SOCRATES Thematic Network AQUATNET since 1996, contributing reports on Mutual Accreditation in Aquaculture, joint editor of White Paper in Education and Training in Aquaculture for the New Millennium and reviews on the ongoing status of the Bologna Process. She has coordinated several EU educational projects (AQUALEX 1 & 2, ONEDIN 1 & 2, ORION (virtual marine science courses online), BIODAQUA (EU-Canada 56-student exchange involving Gent, Ancona, Cork and Athens, Dalhousie, Huntsman Marine Science Centre) and PESCALEX, which has expanded the AQUALEX glossary databases into the Fish Diseases area. She has also worked extensively on the WAVE initiative, as well as the VALLA project, and drafted the AQUATT submission on ECVET (European Credit Transfer for Vocational Education).