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Ayse Devrim Atauz, Ph.D.
Chief Archaeologist, ProMare, Inc.

Ayse Devrim Atauz received her B.S. in Industrial Design in 1994 from the Middle East Technical University (Ankara, Turkey). Her interest in Archaeology led her to continue her education and research in this field, and she received her M.A in Archaeology and History of Art from Bilkent University (Ankara, Turkey) in 1997, having completed her thesis on the detailed investigation and research of an underwater site in Turkish waters.

Specializing further on underwater archeology, Ayse Devrim Atauz has completed her Ph.D. at Texas A&M University, Nautical Archaeology Program in 2004. Fieldwork conducted by Dr. Atauz includes underwater archaeology projects in Turkey, Norway, Portugal and Malta. Her special interest is the adaptation and development of remote sensing technologies and remotely operated vehicles for underwater archaeology and the use of such innovative techniques, technologies, and methods for the exploration and study of archaeological sites in deep water, beyond diving limits.