- About us
- Laboratory Aims
- Laboratory Facilities
- Research Vessel
- Marine Geophysical Surveying
- Oceanographic & Environmental Instrumentation
- Laboratory Equipment
- Sediment Sampling Devices
- Remote Operated Vehicle
- Research Activities
There are three main reasons:
1.To take the opportunity experiencing some XTREME GEOLOGICAL HAZARDS such as:
2. To visit a natural under and above water laboratory where you can find out the role that sedimentary deposits laid down close to major basin-bounding faults could play in deciphering the space and time evolution of a fault and the history of sea level changes. Furthermore, the Gulf of Corinth is considered a modern field analogue for obtaining structural and sedimentological architectural information, which can be used in reservoir modeling processes in ancient oil-bearing extensional basins.
3. To visit some ancient and modern examples of very fine engineering.
Fig.1 (a): Plan view of the Diolkos: a paved ramp across the Isthmus, the land separating the Aegean from the Ionian Sea, for hauling ships from the one sea to the other.
Fig.1 (b): Remains of the Diolkos. The ramp has a width of between 3.5 and 5m whilst shallow parallel grooves 1.5m apart were cut in the ground for guiding the wheels of the cart on which the ship was loaded for transportation (from N.Papahatzis 1977)
Fig.2: Lechaeon harbour in plan view (A):inner port, (B) outer port, (C)&(D) entrance channels to the inner port.
Fig.3: The Kenchreae harbour in plan view and the submerged western (1) and eastern (2) moles.
Fig. 4:Kenchreae harbour(i)the northern mole and (ii) the northern escarpment of the Onia mounting delineating the Kenchreae fault. (N. Paphatzis 1977)
Fig.5: The Corinth canal connecting the Corinth Gulf in the Ionian Sea with the Saronikos Gulf in the Aegean Sea. The longest and deepest man-made geological section.
Papahatzis N., 1977. Ancient Corinth; The museum of Corinth, Isthmia and Sicyon. Ekdotike Athenon.
Theodoulou T., 2002. Lecheao the western port of Corinth (in Greek). Enalia VI: 83-98