Operation and Management

The Management Body of N.M.P.A.N.S. is responsible for the management of the Marine Park and its daily operation. Effective protection of the Park is a challenge for the Body.

The daily operational program directs the field actions and the everyday activities of the Body that are necessary for the effective management of the Park.

The everyday operation, with the guidance and supervision of the Body’s Governing Council, is implemented by the scientific and technical staff of the Body in collaboration with non-governmental organizations, universities, public authorities, professional organizations and the local community.

The protection of the special characteristics and details of the Park from illegal activities is also achieved with the cooperation of the Port Authorities of Skopelos and Alonissos. The staff of the Management Body consists of 6 people, and the office of is placed in the Patitiri in Alonissos.


The staff of the Management Body achieves the effective management of the Park through:

  • Monitoring, supervision and patrol of the Marine Park
  • Informing visitors
  • Protection of natural resources
  • Research


The Daily Management Program also aims to informing Park users by providing specific information according to the needs of the different users.

The staff also provides information to visitors, schools, professionals, etc., who need information about the day-to-day operation of the park and the current regulatory measures.