Turkish Antarctic Research Expedition 2016 (TARE 2016)

TARE 2016, the first Turkish interdisciplinary Antarctic expedition, was carried out by 13 researcher from 7 universities and Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey.

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Pbörof. Dr. Bayram Öztürk

Expedition Leader

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Ozturk from Istanbul University Faculty of Fisheries was the expedition leader. Also with Assoc. Prof. Dr. Arda Tonay, they observed sea mammals; species, number of individuals, position, time, individuals identified by photographs.

He is also a member of PolReC Scientific Board.

böçAssoc. Prof. Dr. Burcu Özsoy

Expedition Co-Leader

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Ozsoy Cicek who is the director of Istanbul Technical University Polar Research Center (PolReC) was deputy expedition leader as well as observed sea ice. In-situ observations verify satellite remote sensing datas which can be used for large area observations. In addition she answer questions  of middle school students about polar researchs from Turkey during expedition via satellite mobile phone connection.

haeAssoc. Prof. Dr. Halim Aytekin Ergül

Expedition Co-Leader

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Ergül who is lecturer of Kocaeli University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Department of Biology took samples from marine sediments around Galindez Island  to measure organic and inorganic pollutants  accumulates there.

He is also a member of PolReC Scientific Board.

şaProf. Dr. Şamil Aktaş

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Istanbul University Faculty of Medicine, Department of Underwater and Hyperbaric Medicine member of Aktas created Turkish Antarctic Health Standard Framework. Health inspection of all TARE 2016 participants was carried out in the framework. Also he was responsible about team’s health.

He is also a member of PolReC Scientific Board.

hbçProf. Dr. Hasan Birol Çotuk

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Çotuk, is a lecturer of Marmara University, Faculty of Sports Sciences, measured heart rate variability and EEG to study the physiological adaptation of autonomic and central nervous system of the TARE 2016 participants.

He is also a member of PolReC Scientific Board.

inyAssoc. Prof. Dr. İzzet Noyan Yılmaz

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Yılmaz who is taking part in Istanbul University,  Marine Science and Management Institute, took samples of Antarctic krills the world’s highest biomass, the zooplankton and phytoplankton, to study rates between spices.

He is also a member of PolReC Scientific Board.

masAssoc. Prof. Dr. Mehmet Akif Sarıkaya

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Sarıkaya who takes duty in Istanbul Technical University Eurasia Institute of Earth Sciences, took 10 different samples of rocks to analyse cosmogenic isotopes to find that when these rocks had taken this region by the glaciers. The retreat of the glaciers also provide information on climate change.

mghAssoc. Prof. Dr. Mehmet Gökhan Halıcı

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Halıcı, Erciyes University Faculty of Science, Department of Biology,  working with about 50 different lichen species in samples taken over Galindez Island, identifying known species or discovery if unknown species. In addition antioxidants of lichen extract is available in the study.

matAsst. Prof. Dr. Mehmet Arda Tonay

Tonay, lecturer of Istanbul University, Faculty of Fisheries, observed marine mammals in Southern Ocean (50% biomass of all oceans) and determined by the distribution of the population. Also he recorded marine mammals by photos, videos, positions, time, species and numbers of individuals.

bgDr. Bülent Gözcelioğlu

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Gözcelioğlu is working inThe Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TUBITAK) ‘s popular science magazine Bilim Genç. As a biologists he took samples from sea algae, lichens and bottom sediment, made planting to medium. He also recorded all the work of TARE 2016 researchers , during the expedtion and  released them named “Antarctic Diary” in Bilim Genç magazine.

smDr. Sinan Mavruk

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Mavruk who are taking part in the Biology Department of Cukurova University Faculty of Fisheries, took samples of ichthyoplanktons and is working to examine their taxonomy and morphometry.

miöMelike İdil Öz

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Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart University, Department of  Fisheries Technology lecturer Öz has received 16 samples of fishes from 2 trap. She is working on samples to identify stomach contents, ages, reproductive and genetics of samples from 2 to different families.

öoCpt. Özgün Oktar

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Oktar who take part in Istanbul Technical Universtiy Polar Research Center (PolReC) observed sea ice and icebergs to examine the effect on shipping routes. In addition he is working on Turkish Polar Research Vessel’s specifications

A SHORT STORY OF TARE 2016

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