The research is carried out by the Historical Research Institute of the National Research Foundation in collaboration with the Ephorate of Marine Antiquities
The National Hellenic Research Foundation was founded in 1958 originally under the name "Royal Research Foundation". It is a non-profit Research Foundation supervised by the General Secretariat for Research and Technology (GSRT) of the Ministry of Development and Investments in Greece. NHRF is carrying out around 180 research programmes funded by the European Commission, the Greek General Secretariat of Research & Technology, public organizations and private enterprises.
The Institute of Historical Research (IHR) emerged in 2012 following the consolidation of the Institute of Greek & Roman Antiquity, the Institute of Byzantine Research and the Institute of Neohellenic Research (L.4051/29/2/2012, article 5, par.2). The IHR conducts research on the political, economic, social and cultural history of the Greek areas and the regions where Hellenism has been active, from prehistoric antiquity to the modern era.
Ephorate of Underwater Antiquities
The Ephorate of Underwater Antiquities is a Special Peripheral Service of the Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Sports with responsibility in the whole Greek State. It was founded in 1976 (Government Gazette 207/Α/10-8-1976) and its objective is the protection of underwater antiquities, which comprise of wrecks of ancient ships, settlements, or ancient harbour installations that lie in the seas, lakes, and rivers. Since 2003, that wrecks of ships and aircrafts above 50 years old from their construction date-including their portable elements- were declared as monuments because of their historical, technical, scientific, and cultural interest, the Ephorate of Underwater Archaeology protects them as well. (Government Gazette 1701/Β/19-11-2003)