Roma, 13 luglio 2015

It has just completed a massive campaign to study the archaeological sites of Metohi and Glaros , in the marvelous Gulf Pagasitikos , in eastern Greece .


The relief is part of the ambitious research project ITHACA (Innovation Technologies and Applications for Coastal Archaeological sites) funded by the FP7 of the European Community , which is developing an innovative tool that uses satellite images combined with processing algorithms and advanced techniques for GIS identify areas of potential interest from the point of view of marine archeology . Once developed this tool will optimize the management and care of underwater archaeological finds , as well as to detect new ones.

The survey just completed will lead to detailed mapping and cataloging of one of the most fascinating archaeological Greece .

Has been used the latest tools : multibeam echo sounders for accurate as- backdrop and sunken objects ; Subbottom profiler for the study of the first layers of the seabed; an interferometric sonar to study hard water very low ( even 50 cm ) . Other measurements were taken by the expert teams of divers . The results of these surveys will be integrated with the technologies adopted by Ithaca ( satellite imagery and high rioluzione radar and optical image processing algorithms and techniques GIS ) and used to validate and develop the new service .

In September, a similar survey will be done in the Egadi ( western Sicily ) .

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