Xanthie Argiris, is a Maritime Archaeologist, and a member of the Fourni Project Team in 2015.
She received her MA in Maritime Archaeology from University of Southampton in 2002, after having completed her undergraduate studies in Ancient History & Archaeology at Leicester University (UK). She has been involved on numerous national and international archaeological projects, working for the 27th Department of Prehistoric & Classical Antiquities, the 30th Department of Prehistoric & Classical Antiquities, the Greek Department of Underwater Antiquities, the Danish Institute, Cyprus University, Hellenic Institute of Ancient & Medieval Alexandrian Studies and others.
She has been a member of the Hellenic Institute of Marine Archaeology IENAE (H.I.M.A.), since 2001 and was a member of the Board of Directors from 2013 - 2017. Since 2017, she is a member of the Scientific Committee on Underwater Cultural Heritage of The World Underwater Federation (CMAS).
In 2013 she was research assistant for the Underwater Archaeological Excavation, of Wreck IV in Rhodes Merchant Harbour, for the Thales Programme, coordinated by the Technological Educational Institution (TEI) of Athens/NSRF 2007-2013 and Assistant Director of the South Euboean Gulf Project (H.I.M.A. 2006-2016).
She has contributed in national and international conferences and published articles on maritime archaeology. She speaks Greek, English and French.
She earned her first certification in scuba diving in 1997 and she is now an Advanced Nitrox Diver certified by IANTD. She is also DAN Instructor Trainer in First Aid and Oxygen Provider.