THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A TURKISH ANTARCTIC RESEARCH BASE WORKSHOP

April 30th 2013

Our achievements in science and the fact that we have the required human resources; gives us hope for the establishment of a Turkish Antarctic research base in 2015. This is the reason why we’re here in this workshop. Our aims are to bring people who work on this topic together, to exchange information, to create a scientific strategy and present it to government agencies

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Participants of the Establishment of a Turkish Antarctic Research Base Workshop

The President of Turkish Marine Research Foundation Prof. Bayram Öztürk is making the opening statements.

Mr. Osman Atasoy is making his presentation about his Antarctic voyage.

The Rector of Koç University Prof. Umran S. İnan is sharing his Antarctic observations.

Prof. Temel Oğuz is making his presentation about the scientific importance of establishing a research base in Antarctica

Prof. Bayram Öztürk and Prof. Temel Oğuz agree that it is feasible for Turkey to establish a research base in Antarctica.

Experts from the General Directorate of Mineral Research and Exploration attended the workshop.

Prof. Artemis Karaali is making her presentation about her husband Atok Karaali, the first Turkish scientist ever been to Antarctica.

Prof. Birol Çotuk is making his presentation, explaining the phisical and mental living conditions in Antarctica.

Prof. Kemal Başlar is making his speech, explaining the importance of the establishment of a Turkish Antarctic research base.

Prof. Nesrin Algan is making her speech, explaining the process of Turkey’s membership to the Antarctic Treaty

Researcher Sinan Hüsrevoğlu from TUBİTAK is making his presentation, explaining the modeling of the Ross Sea seasonal sea ice dynamics

Assoc. Prof. Seymen Atasoy is making his presentation about the development of Turkey’s Antarctic politics.

Assoc. Prof. Burcu Özsoy Çiçek is making her presentation, explaining the glaciers in Antarctica.

Engineer Mr. Hamdi Sena Nomak is making his presentation, explaining the properties of polar research vessels.