Trabzon, Marine Ecology Research Centre

Izmir, Institute of Marine Sciences and Technology



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Istanbul University - Fisheries Faculty
Ordu Caddesi n° 200
31170 Laleli Istanbul   TURKEY
Tel : + 90 212 514 03 88
Fax : + 90 212 514 03 19
Email :
Web Site :
Director :  

Type of activities
research only academic, education
policy/planning envir. monitoring

Main sectors of research
fisheries, marine & freshwater environment, aquaculture, basic aquatic sciences

Current major projects
* environmental monitoring ;
* fisheries projects and marine mammals monitoring projects in Southwest Black Sea, Marmara Sea and Aegean Sea ;
* biodiversity projects in marine and freshwaters environments

Number of local permanent staff
scientists : 46 others : 4

Indoor surface area (m2) available for
research : 200 teaching : 1600
others :

Conference room
no yes (number of seats : 60 )

Research vessel(s)
less than 12 m in length; number of vessels : 1
more than 12 m in length; number of vessels : 1
Brief description of vessels and on board scientific equipment :
beam-trawl, trawl, echosounder, GPS, Radar

Other major research facilities and equipment
biology laboratory (microscopes, spectrophotometer) ; fish processing lab. ; fish disease lab. (including microbiology) ; marine biology laboratory in Gökçeada (North Aegean Sea)

Ecosystem types available nearby

Areas of taxonomic expertise
Mediterranean fishes, Mediterranean sponges, marine mammals, phytoplankton, zooplankton

Specimen collections
yes no
  Brief description :

Hosting facilities for visiting scientists
yes no
a university residence in Istanbul

Training courses
yes no
training courses for students in Gökçeada (marine researches)

Capacity and brief description of library
oldest library of the Turkey with around 5000 books

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


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