- About us
- Laboratory Aims
- Laboratory Facilities
- Research Vessel
- Marine Geophysical Surveying
- Oceanographic & Environmental Instrumentation
- Laboratory Equipment
- Sediment Sampling Devices
- Remote Operated Vehicle
- Research Activities
Research activities in the laboratory cover a broad spectrum of Marine Sciences. The objective of the Laboratory research is the development of a scientific basis which will provide the platform for the sustainable management of the Seas.
(i) submarine landslides and slope stability analysis,
(ii) active faults,
(iii) tsunamis and
(iv) seabed fluid flows from active faults, mud-volcanoes and pockmarks and their relationship to seismic activity.
Case Studies: The Gulf of Corinth, Patras Gulf pockmark field, The Ionian and Aegean Seas.
(i) hydrodynamic processes and water circulation patterns in land-locked basins,
(ii) impact of pollutants (heavy metals, NORM, PAH’s, marine litter) on marine sediment and the biota, and
(iii) eutrophication control and water quality management in land-locked basins and coastal waters.
Case Studies: Patras Gulf, Gulf of Corinth, Amvrakikos Gulf, Lakonikos Gulf, Saronikos Gulf, Messolonghi-Aetoliko lagoon complex, Trichonis and Pamvotis Lakes.
Case Studies: The Ionian Sea and Cyclades Islands.
(i) high resolution quantitative/qualitative reconstruction of the last climatic cycle from proxy date and modelling simulation,
(ii) high resolution reconstruction of climate variation over the last 2000 years (pre industrial) and
(iii) correlation of climatic changes with human cultural evolution.
Case Studies: The Ionian and Aegean Seas.
(i) the detection of ancient and historical shipwreck and underwater harbours and
(ii) the reconstruction of coastal and marine palaeo-landscapes in areas of archaeological importance.
Case Studies: Ptolemaic Alexandria project (Egypt), The Mazotos shipwreck (Cyprus), Modi shipwreck, Navarino Battle, the Lepanto battle, and the ancient harbours and shipsheds (Greece).