“The Turkish Antarctic Science Programme Road Map Workshop”, organized and sponsored by the Turkish Marine Research Foundation (TUDAV), took place in the Chamber of Shipping, Istanbul, Turkey on November 18-19th, 2013. During the workshop, a guideline document for Turkey’s Antarctic research, which points out the different aspects of being a part of the Antarctic Science Community, was drafted. The workshop was fully supported by the Turkish Ministry of Transportation, Maritime and Communication and the Turkish Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Four foreign Antarctic experts contributed with their experience. Many Turkish scientists also made contributions to successfully write the road map.
Prof. Bayram Öztürk, the president of the Turkish Marine Research Foundation, Mr. Faruk Okuyucu from the Chamber of Shipping and Mr. Mehmet Poroy from the Turkish Ministry of Foreign Affairs made opening statements.
Prof. Jeronimo Lopez-Martinez, the President of Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR); Prof. Kentaro Watanabe from the National Institute of Polar Research, Japan; Prof. Alan Rodger the Interim Director of the British Antarctic Survey and Prof. Marcel Nicolaus from the Alfred Wegener Institute, Germany made informative presentations.
After the invited speakers Turkish scientists made their contributions. Mr. Osman Atasoy, Ms. Sibel Karasu; Mr. Sinan Hüsrevoğlu, Prof. Bayram Öztürk, Assoc. Prof. Barış Salihoğlu, Prof. Temel Oğuz, Prof. Bettina Fach, Dr. Ayaka A. Öztürk; Assoc. Prof. Halim Aytekin Ergül; Prof. Birol Çotuk, Prof. Şamil Aktaş; Assoc. Prof. Burcu Özsoy-Çiçek; Prof. Günay Çifçi; Mr. Sena Nomak and Dr. Seymen Atasoy made their presentations.
On the second day of the workshop, the Turkish Antarctic Science Programme Road Map was written. Prof. Bayram Öztürk made the closing statement.
Turkish Antarctic Science Programme Roadmap Workshop Report
The President of the Turkish Marine Research Foundation Prof. Bayram Öztürk is making the opening statement.
The President of the Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR) Prof. Jeronimo Lopez-Martinez is making his presentation.
Prof. Kentaro Watanabe from the National Institute of Polar Research, Japan is making his presentation.
Interim Director of the British Antarctic Survey (BAS) Prof. Alan Rodger is making his presentation.
Prof. Marcel Nicolaus from the Alfred Wegener Institute is making his presentation.
Prof. Dr. Alan Rodger, Prof. Dr. Kentaro Watanabe, Prof. Dr. Bayram Öztürk, Prof. Dr. Jeronimo Lopez-Martinez, Prof. Dr. Marcel Nicolaus
Assoc. Prof. Burcu Özsoy-Çiçek, Mr. Osman Atasoy, Prof. Marcel Nicolaus, Prof. Alan Rodger, Prof. Bayram Öztürk, Prof. Jeronimo Lopez-Martinez, Prof. Kentaro Watanabe, Prof. Bettina Fach. and all participants of the workshop