Vassilios Mamaloukas-Frangoulis is an oceanographer born in Athens (1964). In the past he has worked as an oceanographic researcher (UBO / IFREMER) in Brest, France. He published several scientific articles and participated in missions, research projects and oceanographic trips in the Atlantic. He was the youngest scientist who dived with the submersible “Nautile” (at a depth of 6.000 m).
Since 1994 he is the director of the marine environment protection dept. of Environmental Protection Engineering SA, one of the largest private contractors in the Mediterranean. He has conducted the response operations in over 1.600 spills including all the large scale incidents in Greek waters. Recently, he organized and coordinated all the cleanup efforts for the large spill caused by the sinking of M/T Agia Zoni II, which resulted to the quick recovery of the Athens Riviera. He has extended professional experience in preparedness procedures and contingency planning for the oil industry, ports, marinas and offshore facilities.
Considered as one of the top European experts in oil spill response he has participated in a number of research programs centered in the development of innovative environmental technologies. He has presented many lectures on the protection of the marine environment in international conferences.