Martha Papathanassiou studied Marine Sciences (B.SC. Hons) and completed a Master’s Degree (MA) in Communications, both in the UK. She worked as Communications Officer for various EU-funded projects (FP6 SESAME & FP7 PERSEUS
) for over 13 years, at the Hellenic Centre for Marine Research, in Athens, Greece. In 2018, she founded INDIGO MED, participating in the EU ERAMUS+ Project “MATES”
and the EASME “MedSkippers”
project. She is currently Work Package leader in the H2020 BRIDGE-BS
project, leading ocean literacy, education, and capacity building activities in the Black Sea. She has also worked as a freelance communications consultant for IOC-UNESCO and Brilliant Solutions Engineering & Consulting
, providing consulting services related to dissemination and communication activities, and event management for projects focusing on water and environmental science & policy.