Within the framework of UFR’s research activities on technical diving, underwater documentation, maritime archaeology and marine life, the team has worked, within interdisciplinary partnerships, on projects books, scientific articles and photographic albums. Among these, the following publications stand out:
|52 DAYS, 1943A photographic historical album, that narrates the story of the legendary Hellenic Navy ship “Queen Olga” as well as the Battle of Leros. A co-production of UFR team and Kastaniotis Publications.”||Hellas of the SeaThis publication narrates the long lasting history, of the relationship between Greek people and Sea, from the dawn of history among many cultures.|
|PLANET/EARTH – Best World Pictures – ABYSSPhotographic album with underwater images from all over the world.Publications: ΤΑ ΝΕΑPages: 143ISBN: 978-960-469-020-6||WRECKS AND SEA FLOORUNKNOWN TREASURES OF GREECEPhotographic album with underwater images of ancient and modern wrecks from all over Greece.Publications: ΤΑ ΝΕΑPages: 146ISBN: 978-960-469-210-1|
UFR Team has also conducted the writing of articles, published in Greek and international media. Some of them are:
- “An unbelievable story, an unbelievable tragedy…”
The Oria wreck, the third biggest maritime tragedy in the world.
- “Silent Death”
Half a mile west of Naxos at a depth of 34 metres below the sea surface, one of the most successful British aircrafts, which fought in the second World War, the Bristol Beaufighter, lies in peace. It wrote a part of the history with the name «Silent Death», as the allies called it.
- “Over the Northern eye. A Junkers-88 at the lighthouse of Psathoura”
The lighthouse attendant, Mr.Agallou Agallou, told us that the crew was saved and the type of the aircraft was a light bomber Junkers-88. We have never found a whole aircraft of its kind before…
- “3.800 YEARS LATER…”
At the depth of 45 meters, a huge amount of ancient pottery inside a merchant ship of Minoan Crete was found. Some of them remained in order, while others were found scattered laying in the deep seabed. Besides the fact that the excavation was not focused on the main bulk of the wreck, the position of the vessels confirms archaeologists’ doubts on the way that the ship sank. The archaeological expedition is still on…