Andronikos Kafas


Marine Scotland

Marine Laboratory, 375 Victoria Road, AB11 9DB, Aberdeen, UK

Phone: +44 (0) 131 24 42675
Education & career

Andronikos joined Marine Scotland in 2012 and is currently employed as a Research Scientist in Offshore Renewable Energy and Marine Planning based in Aberdeen. His role is to provide scientific advice to the Licensing Operations Team by assessing Environmental Impact Assessment documentation submitted in support of applications for offshore renewable energy developments in Scotland. He also provides specialist advice to Marine Planning and Policy Division on interactions between the marine environment and the marine renewable energy industries. He holds a BSc (Hons) in  Marine Science from the University of Aegean in Greece, has graduated with a MSc in Applied Marine Ecology from the University of Aberdeen and currently undertakes a part-time PhD in Marine Renewable Energy and Marine Spatial Planning with the same university. 

Current teaching activities

Course coordinator/ Honorary Lecturer at the School of Biological Sciences, University of Aberdeen for the course “Applied Spatial Information Analysis” of the Master “Applied Marine and Fisheries Ecology” for 2013/14 and 2014/15.

Research activities

He holds a number of external appointments with international forums, including the ICES Working Group in Marine Planning and Coastal Zone Management, European Union’ Member State Expert Group in Maritime Spatial Planning, and North Seas Energy Cooperation – Support Group in Maritime Spatial Planning.


Andronikos has led and contributed to a variety of research projects, including trans-boundary marine planning, multi-use and coexistence in MSP, representation of commercial fisheries in MSP, acoustic monitoring of marine mammals, habitat modelling of sea birds, designing and undertaking bathymetric surveys, ecosystem services evaluation, and other geospatial projects. His research currently focuses on the potential impacts of offshore renewable energy developments on commercial fisheries.

Selected publications (up to 5)

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