Izmir, Institute of Marine Sciences and Technology

Istanbul, Institute of Marine Sciences and Management



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Turkish Marine Research Foundation
P.O. Box 10 Beykoz
81650 Istanbul   TURKEY
Tel : + 90 216 424 0772
Fax : + 90 216 424 0771
Email : tudav@tudav.org
Web Site : www.tudav.org
Director : Dr Bayram Öztürk

Type of activities
research only academic, education
policy/planning envir. monitoring
other: conservation & protection

Main sectors of research
coastal research, systematics & taxonomy, living resources (e.g. fisheries, aquaculture), water quality & pollution

Current major projects
* pollution monitoring in the Turkish Strait system ;
* marine mammals distribution in the Marmara Sea ;
* marine biodiversity in the Turkish Black Sea

Number of local permanent staff
scientists : 10 others : 6

Indoor surface area (m2) available for
research : 200 teaching : 60
others :

Conference room
no yes (number of seats : 30 )

Research vessel(s)
  less than 12 m in length; number of vessels :
more than 12 m in length; number of vessels : 1
Brief description of vessels and on board scientific equipment :
'Nautica' 16 m
plankton nets, CTD, hydrophone, atomic ABS phytoplankton

Other major research facilities and equipment
Field equipment: full diving equipment, compresssor (Bauer), gillnets, tramel nets, dredge, corer + grabs
Laboratory facilities: sieves (macrobenthos, meio, benthos), microscopes, freezer

Ecosystem types available nearby

Areas of taxonomic expertise
cetaceans, cnidarians, fishes, crustaceans

Specimen collections
yes no
  Brief description :
    our Foundation collects all specimen for marine mammals such as :
* dolphins (skull, bones, tissues and stomach contents) ;
* Mediterranean monk seal (skull, skeletons, teeths, skin and fur), whale (skulls), fish otolits (Marmara Sea, Mediterranean, Aegean and Black Seas fishes) ;
* fish and invertebrates samples, Black Sea, Marmara Sea, Aegean Sea and Aegean Islands, and Mediterranean Sea ;
* sediment samples, Black Sea, Marmara Sea, Aegean Sea and Aegean Islands, and Mediterranean Sea from the 10-1000 meters

Hosting facilities for visiting scientists
yes no

Training courses
yes no
summer schools, workshops

Capacity and brief description of library
400 books, periodicals (Turkish) ; 260 periodicals, books (English, French)

Type of research institution
governmental, national governmental, local
international academic
  private other: Charity/Foundation


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