Prof. Bayram ÖZTÜRK, PhD.
He was born in 1960, on the Black Sea coast of Turkey. After he got Ph.D. on Marine Biology from the Institute of Marine Sciences, Istanbul University, in 1990, he has been studying on fishery science, marine conservation and biological oceanography in various seas and oceans in the world. He is Founder and Director of Turkish Marine Research Foundation, and currently Editor for the Journal of Black Sea and Mediterranean Environment. He has published four books and over 100 papers on fisheries, marine biology and ecology.
Sibel SEZER ERALP, PhD.
After graduating from Columbia University as an economics major, Sibel received her MBA degree from Bilkent University and PhD from Boğaziçi University. She worked for the Black Sea Environmental Programme of the Global Environment Facility (GEF), then joined UNDP as director of the National Programme on Environment and Development. After working for UNDP for 4 years she worked as Regional Director for Turkey and the Black Sea of the Regional Environmental Center (REC) for 10 years. In her capacity as regional director, she is part of the REC Senior Management. Sibel has worked very closely with civil society. She has…
Assoc. Prof. Arda M. TONAY, PhD.
He was born in 1976 in Istanbul. He graduated from Istanbul University in 1999 with a degree in fisheries engineering and completed his MSc and PhD in marine biology programme at the Institute of Science, Istanbul University, in 2010. Arda worked as a research assistant at the Marine Biology Department, Faculty of Fisheries, at Istanbul University between 2001 and 2015 and an assistant professor between 2015 December-2018 April. He works an associate professor at the same department since 2018 May. He is mostly focused on marine mammals and he is national contact person of European Cetacean Society (ECS).
Assoc. Prof. Nur Eda TOPÇU ERYALÇIN, PhD.
She was born in 1981 in İstanbul. After graduating from Saint-Joseph College, she received her Bachelor’s degree in the field of biology and environment at Université de Bretagne Occidentale. She began a master’s degree program at European Institute of Marine Studies (Bretagne) but pursued and earned it in Centre d’Océanologie de Marseille in order to study the Mediterranean Sea. After returning to Turkey in 2006, she became acquainted with TUDAV and began a PhD study on octocorals of the Sea of Marmara at Istanbul University. She now continues her research mainly focused on corals at I. U., Faculty of Aquatic…
Asst. Prof. Selin Gamze SÜMEN, MD.
She was born in Ankara in 1967. She graduated from Cerrahpasa School of Medicine at the Istanbul University in 1991. She completed her residency training at the Dept. of Underwater and Hyperbaric Medicine in Istanbul Medical Faculty, I. U. in 1997. He is a member of the World Confederation of Underwater Activities (CMAS) health committee, European and National Underwater and Hyperbaric Medicine Association, Turkish Federation of Underwater Sports. Since 2013, she has been working as an assisstant professor and consulting physician at the Dept. of Underwater and Hyperbaric Medicine iat the University of Health Sciences, Kartal Dr. L. Kirdar Training…