Hellenic Agricultural Organization "DEMETER"
Soil and Water Resources Institute (SWRI)
The SWRI was established in 2014 from the merging of four research units that now form its departments. Two of them, the Athens Soil Science and the Agricultural Engineering are located in the city of Athens, whilst the Thessaloniki Soil Science and the Land Reclamation are based in the city of Thessaloniki. Τhe administrative headquarters are based in Thermi, Thessaloniki.
SWRI is the largest specialized Institute for research on soil and water resources protection and management in Greece, characterized by a broad spectrum of scientific disciplines. Currently, its personnel consists of 21 Researchers, 21 Specialized Scientists, 21 administrative and technical personnel, and 25 research associates through contracted work in the framework of undergoing R&D and consultancy projects.
Beyond its research actions, SWRI participates to internship programs for students (ATLAS, ERASMUS, etc) and supervises dissertations, postgraduate and doctoral theses, in liaison with academic institutions of Greece and other European countries.