EN.I.R.I.S.S.T. is a unique and pioneering Research Infrastructure that aims to fill a significant existing research gap in the fields of Shipping, Supply Chain and Transport in Greece. It combines the collection and processing of data (with the aim of protecting privacy and copyright), the development of innovative models and programming techniques, the development of useful applications, secure and user-friendly, and finally the development of digital observatories aimed at supporting public and private stakeholders (businesses, public bodies, research organizations, etc.). In this way, the vision of EN.I.R.I.S.S.T. is to become a center of excellence that will promote and support research in its scientific fields. The objectives of EN.I.R.I.S.S.T. are to:

Develop an intelligent research and business platform to support key economic activities and small and medium-sized enterprises active in the areas of research infrastructure interest.

Collect, process and provide researchers and users with information & tools on national & international passenger & freight transport including sea, air, inland and intermodal transport.

Support stakeholders in original research, investment plans and policies (academic community, researchers, infrastructure operators, private & public companies, policy makers).

Create a multi-dimensional institution of economic & research development for Greece, by creating new & enhancing existing networks that will ensure the flow of knowledge & information.


The organizational structure of EN.I.R.I.S.S.T. aims at ensuring the required maturity and establishing the appropriate structures to implement and ensure the functionality and maintenance of the infrastructure.

The organization chart of EN.I.R.I.S.S.T. consists of the following parts:

  • EN.I.R.I.S.S.T. is led by the University of the Aegean with Professor Amalia Polydoropoulou as a coordinator of the Research Infrastructure.
  • Management Board
  • Quality Council
  • Technical Board
  • Scientific Advisory Committee
  • Ambassadors

EN.I.R.I.S.S.T Benefits

EN.I.R.I.S.S.T. Research Infrastructure develops and provides services and platforms critical to businesses, policy makers, universities and research centers, while contributing substantially to society and the economy, as shown in the figure below.


  • Specialization in shipping, logistics & transportation
  • Support on their key economic activities
  • Enhance competitiveness

Policy makers
Decision support on their:

  • Investment plans
  • Policy making

Universities and research centers

  • Innovative research ideas
  • Support young researchers
  • Collaboration with companies & organizations


  • Co-creation
  • Happiness and well-being
  • Accessibility

Policy Access

EN.I.R.I.S.S.T. enables the development of research in the maritime, supply chain and transport sectors and the continuous updating of stakeholders in these areas. The action is supported by carefully designed cooperation policies and relevant conventions, for credible and effective cooperation. A data management plan is implemented to help researchers, funders and data repositories derive maximum value from the research data. The electronic data infrastructure provides a scalable architecture for data management and long-term retention of information for reproduction and reuse.

Data management tools and services are used to plan the data life cycle, identify open data sources and data collected with sensitive or restricted access. The electronic infrastructure has an open architecture to connect the data management services available over a wide network. Data management approaches are also followed to meet the needs of research communities and other stakeholders. In this context, we want to be part of the European Open Science Cloud – especially for the data in our scientific fields (Shipping, Supply Chain and Transport in Greece).

Privacy Policy

The EN.I.R.I.S.S.T. complies with the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), values your privacy and protects the data that you may have shared with us. We pledge to:

  • be transparent about the different types of information we collect and the way they are used
  • keep your data safe and protected from unauthorized access
  • refrain from sharing any personal information with third parties without your consent

Please feel free to reach out to us if you have any questions, or wish to be removed from our database.

Contact Email: enirisst@aegean.gr

The EN.I.R.I.S.S.T. Team

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