Chios Slide Show

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The Chios 2005 team was based aboard the Greek Research Vessel (R/V) Aegaeo, operated by the Hellenic Centre for Marine Research. (Photo by Matthew Grund, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution)
Neil McPhee (left) and Hanumant Singh of WHOI monitor the launch of SeaBED, an autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV), from the research vessel Aegaeo off the island of Chios, Greece. The vehicle took more than 7,500 images on four dives to the shipwreck. (Photo by Brian Bingham, Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering)
Prior to the cruise, WHOI scientist Richard Camilli prepares his Gemini mass spectrometer to collect environmental data. Gemini can detect trace levels of chemicals in the water, and can be mounted on submersible vehicles to collect samples at depths of 5,000 meters (more than 16,000 feet). (Photo by Brendan Foley, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution)
Aboard R/V Aegaeo, Spiros Volankis of HCMR (left) and Richard Camilli of WHOI examine one of the HCMR robots, the Remotely Operated Vehicle Achilles (Photo by Brendan Foley, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution)
Hellenic Ministry of Culture archaeologists examine the preliminary photomosaics of the Classical wreck at Chios, produced just hours after SeaBED collected the images. Left to right: Dimitris Kourkoumelis (partly obscured); Dionysis Evagelistis; Director of the Ephorate of Underwater Antiquities, Katerina Delaporta; Theotokis Theodoulou; and an HCMR engineer. (Photo by Brendan Foley, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution)
Planning the next dive for SeaBED are Hanumant Singh (back to camera), MIT Professor David Mindell, and (from back to front) Chris Roman, Chris Murphy, Brendan Foley, Matt Grund, and Ryan Eustice. (Photo by Neil McPhee, Woods Hole oceanographic Institution)
Aboard R/V Aegaeo Hellenic Ministry of Culture archaeologist Dimitris Kourkoumelis (left) discusses the Chios sites with HCMR geologist and overall chief scientist for the 2005 cruise, Dimitris Sakellariou. (Photo by Brendan Foley, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution)
Fish swim by and a sponge grows among amphora from a 4th century B.C. Greek merchant ship found in 200 feet of water off Chios in the Aegean Sea and photographed by SeaBED. (?Chios 2005 Shipwreck Survey: -Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution; Hellenic Ministry of Culture, Ephorate of Underwater Antiquities; and Hellenic Center for Marine Research )
Most of the wreck?s visible remains consist of ceramic storage jars called amphoras made on the island of Chios. The archaeologists surmise that wine composed the bulk cargo carried aboard the wrecked vessel. More than 300 amphoras can be seen on the site, and it is likely that one or two more tiers of amphoras may lie under the sediments. (?Chios 2005 Shipwreck Survey: -Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution; Hellenic Ministry of Culture, Ephorate of Underwater Antiquities; and Hellenic Center for Marine Research )
The first overall views of the Classical shipwreck at Chios were produced within hours of data collection while still aboard the ship. Here, Hellenic Ministry of Culture archaeologists begin to interpret the site through the photomosaics. (Photo by Brendan Foley, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution)
Preparing the WHOI autonomous underwater vehicle SeaBED for a mission are (from left to right) MIT/WHOI Joint Program graduate student Ballard Blair, Olin College Professor Brian Bingham, WHOI scientist Hanumant Singh, and WHOI engineer Neil McPhee. (Photo by Matthew Grund, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution)
Hanumant Singh (left) and Neil McPhee of WHOI check SeaBED after a mission on the Classical wreck off Chios. (Photo by Matthew Grund, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution)
One photomosaic strip across the width of the Chios Classical wreck, composed of 17 individual overlapping images. It took SeaBED only 51 seconds to collect this imagery. (?Chios 2005 Shipwreck Survey: -Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution; Hellenic Ministry of Culture, Ephorate of Underwater Antiquities; and Hellenic Center for Marine Research )
In the science lab aboard R/V Aegaeo some of the WHOI-MIT team processes data. From the left: Ryan Eustice, Hanumant Singh (standing), Matt Grund, Brendan Foley, and WHOI summer student Chris Murphy from Olin College. (Photo by Neil McPhee, Wood Hole Oceanographic Institution)
SeaBED and sunset over the Aegean Sea. (Photo by Brendan Foley, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution)

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