The Hellenic Centre for Marine Research (HCMR) is a governmental research organization operating under the supervision of the General Secretariat for Research and Technology (GSRT) of the Ministry of Culture, Education and Religious Affairs. HCMR aims to carry out scientific and technological research, and experimental development, dissemination and implementation of produced results, especially in the fields of study and protection of the hydrosphere, its organisms, its interface with the atmosphere, the coast and the sea bottom, the physical, chemical, biological and geological conditions that prevail and regulate. The horizontal missions of HCMR are to conserve the health of the hydrosphere, to promote sustainable exploitation of marine biological and other resources, including marine energy in the frame of blue growth. HCMR also supports the regional development, and provides advice to national, Mediterranean and EU institutional bodies on environmental sustainability and management. HCMR is participating in several WPS-s and also develops a small-sized, IoT-enabled autonomous underwater vehicle for remote monitoring and managing of aquaculture installations.