The preliminary feasibility team of the ITU Polar Research Center (ITU PolReC), the first and only center of Turkey's polar science research, has set out to find the right location for the Scientific Research Base in Antarctica. The journey under the auspices of the presidency and under the responsibility of the Ministry of Science, Industry and Technology is the journey of our country on Antarctica in the future; Scientific, technological, economical and political dimensions of the short and medium-term is of great importance in terms of having.

Under the leadership of ITU PolReC Director Assoc.Prof.Dr. Burcu Özsoy, the preliminary feasibility team consists of Assist.Prof.Dr. Burak Karacık from the Department of Ship and Marine Technology Engineering,  Dr. Hakan Yavaşoğlu from the Department of Geomatics Engineering, Res.Asst. Onur Sabri Durak from the Department of Maritime Transportation Management Engineering, Res.Asst. Ayşe Giz Gülnerman Gengeç from Institute of Science and Technology, Capt. Özgün Oktar from Department of Maritime Transportation and Management Engineering, Capt. Sinan Yirmibeşoğlu from the Faculty of Naval Architecture and Marine Sciences and also Assoc.Prof.Dr. Ersan Başar from Karadeniz Technical University and Lecturer M. Nurullah Alkan from and Hitit University.

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