Vassiliki Vassilopoulou, Ph.D, is involved in research activities in the field of ecosystem-approach to fisheries management.
Αn expert on fishery by-catches and focusing particularly on discards mitigation, she was the coordinator of the MariFish project BADMINTON, and is currently a WP leader of the DG-MARE DISCATCH project, and a Task leader of the H2020 MINOUW project.
Since 2009 she has been engaged in Maritime Spatial Planning research issues through leading one of the Case Studies of the FP7 project MESMA, and a WP of the DG-MARE ADRIPLAN project.
In the last years she is working on issues contributing to a more efficient integration between policy needs and scientific advice focusing mainly on linking MSFD concepts with the UNEP/MAP EcAp in the Mediterranean mainly through efforts within the FP7 PERSEUS WP5, which she is co-leading, as well as on the definition of GES aiming to propose or adapt targets towards its achievement as the leader of WP2 of the SEAS-ERA project MERMAID. She has participated in several FAIR, STREP, INCO and EU (FP6 & FP7) projects, in some of which as the leading scientist on behalf of the HCMR.
She has acted as chairperson or moderator, and/or was an invited speaker, in sessions dedicated to topics of her expertise in international conferences and workshops, and has been giving pertinent lectures to postgraduate courses in the University of Athens and Thessaloniki.
She has more than 150 publications and presentations in International Scientific Journals and Conferences.