Partner 11 UPAT – Lab. Of Marine Geology & Physical Oceanography

The Laboratory of Marine Geology and Physical Oceanography (UPAT) was established in 1989 within the Geology Department of Patras University and is the largest teaching and research University centre in the field of Marine sciences, in Greece. The Laboratory conducts research projects in the area of marine geology, physical and environmental oceanography, coastal geomorphology and underwater archaeology. The personnel of the Laboratory include experienced academics and skilled scientific researchers in the fields of applied Marine sciences.

Key Persons:

Dr. Maria Geraga, marine geologist with more than 18 years of experience in applied marine geology. She is a Lecturer of Archaeological Oceanography, in the Geology Dept. of the Univ. of Patras. Her research activities involve palaeoclimatology-palaeoceanography, marine archaeology and mapping of marine habitats pollution. She is/was researcher in national and EU research programmes (ASSEM, HYPOX). She has participated in marine geoarchaeological surveys in Alexandria of Egypt, in archaeological sites of Greece and in Cyprus. She has more than 18 articles in Int. Ref. Journals and more than 50 publications in Int. Conf. in the field of Marine Science.

Dr. George Papatheodorou, marine geologist with more than 25 years of experience in applied oceanographic work. He is an Associate Professor in the Geology Dept. of the Univ. of Patras, with research interests in gas charged sediments, submarine gravitative mass movement processes, marine pollution and marine geoarchaeology. He was/is partner of many national projects and partner of EU research programmes (ASSEM, HYPOX) and joined marine geo-archaeological surveys in Alexandria of Egypt, in Cyprus and in Greece. He has more than 50 publications in Int. Refereed Journals and more than 100 publications in Int. Conferences.

Dr Kalliopi Baika, archaeologist-diver, is curator in the Greek Ministry of Culture and Tourism and Visiting Lecturer of Maritime Archaeology in the University of the Peloponnese. She specializes in ancient harbours of the Mediterranean (PhD, University of Paris I, Panthéon-Sorbonne) and coastal archaeology. She has worked as a post-doc researcher in the Universities of London and Patras. She has directed several interdisciplinary underwater surveys in the Aegean (Sounio), trained under- and post-graduate students and participated in underwater excavations in the Mediterranean and has a large record of publications and international conferences.