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Robert D. Ballard
Professor of Oceanography
Director, Institute for Archaeological Oceanography

Educational Background

Ph.D., Geological Oceanography
B.S., Physical Sciences
University of Rhode Island
University of California, Santa Barbara
1974
1965

Areas of Specialization

Research

Geology of continental margins with particular emphasis upon the earth formation of the North Atlantic Ocean in the New England region; volcanic, tectonic, and hydrothermal processes of the Mid-Ocean Ridge. Ancient trade routes of the Mediterranean and Black Seas.

Outreach

Development of remotely operated vehicle systems and the use of tele-presence technology for archaeological research.

Students

Michael Brennan
Alicia Caporaso
Katherine Croff
James Moore
Chris Jazwa
Dwight Coleman
Ph.D.
Ph.D.
Ph.D.
Ph.D.
M.S.
Ph.D.
Candidate
Candidate
Candidate
Candidate
2009
2003

Publications:

2002, Ballard, R.D., Stager, L.E., Master, D., Yoerger, D., Mindell, D., Whitcomb, L.,Singh, H., and Piechota, D., Iron Age Shipwrecks in Deep Water Off Ashkelon, Israel, American Institute of Archaeology. v. 106, no. 2, p.151-168.

2001, R. D. Ballard, Fredrik T. Hiebert , Dwight F. Coleman, Cheryl Ward, Jennifer Smith, Kathryn Willis, Brendan Foley, Katherine Croff, Candace Major, and Francesco Torre, Deepwater Archaeology of the Black Sea: The 2000 Season at Sinop, Turkey, Amer. Jour. Archeo., v. 105, no. 4, p. 607-623.

2001, Coleman, D. and Ballard, R.D., A Highly Concentrated Region of Cold Hydrocarbon Seeps in the Southeastern Mediterranean Sea, Geo-Marine Letters, v. 21, p. 162-167.2001, Ballard, R.D., Maritime Archaecology, Encyclopedia of Ocean Sciences, edited by John H. Steele, Karl Turekian and Steve A. Thorpe, Academic Press, v. 3, p. 1675-1681.

2001, Ballard, R.D., Maritime Archaecology, Encyclopedia of Ocean Sciences, edited by John H. Steele, Karl Turekian and Steve A. Thorpe, Academic Press, v. 3, p. 1675-1681.

2001, McNutt, M. and Ballard, R.D., Two Case Studies of Collaboration between Aquariums and Research Insitutions in Exploration and Education, Marine Technology Society Journal, v. 35, no. 1, pp. 76-85.

Presentations:

2001, Ballard, R.D., The Mysteries of the Deep Black Sea, National Geographic Magazine, vol. 199, no. 5, pp. 52-69.

2001, Ballard, R.D., Ancient Ashkelon, National Geographic Magazine, vol. 199, no. 1, pp. 91-93.

2000, Coleman D.F., Newman, J.B., Howland, J., and Ballard, R.D., Design and Implementation of Advanced Underwater Imaging Systems for Deep Sea Marine Archaeological Surveys, Journal of the Marine Tech. Soc., Oceans 2000 Conf.

1999, Ballard, R.D., Finding the YORKTOWN, National Geographic Magazine, vol. 195, no. 4, p. 94, April.

1998, Ballard, R.D., High-tech Search for Roman Shipwrecks, National Geographic Magazine, v. 193, no. 4, April.


History

Member for
7 years 2 weeks