GTU Goes on Antarctic Expedition

March 13, 2024-GTU Office of Press and Public Relations


Associate Professor Dr. Mehmet Korhan Erturaç from GTU's Institute of Earth and Marine Sciences participates in the 8th National Antarctic Science Expedition.

The 8th National Antarctic Science Expedition, conducted under the auspices of the Presidency of the Republic, within the responsibility of Ministry of Industry and Technology, and coordinated by TÜBİTAK MAM Polar Research Institute, has been completed. Associate Professor Dr. Mehmet Korhan Erturaç from Gebze Technical University (GTU) Institute of Earth and Marine Sciences took part in the Antarctic Science Expedition held between January 27, 2024 and March 2, 2024, supported by TÜBİTAK-ARDEB 1001 Polar Calls, with project code 122G261 titled "Mapping and Dating of Coarse Grained Coastal Features in Rapidly Uplifting High Energy Coastal Areas, Using Luminescence Methods: The Case of Horseshoe Island (West Antarctic Peninsula)."

For the TAE-VIII Expedition, researchers from TÜBİTAK-MAM, Gebze Technical University, Istanbul University, Istanbul Technical University, Rize Recep Tayyip Erdoğan University, Yıldız Technical University, Karadeniz Technical University, and Çukurova University, along with experts from MGM, HGM, and SHOD institutions, as well as researchers from Spain, the USA, and Bulgaria, participated.

The field and sampling activities of the project were successfully conducted on Horseshoe Island, located within the Antarctic Circle and where the Turkish Temporary Science Base is located. In addition to Associate Professor Dr. Erturaç, Dr. Mehtap Dursun (MAM-Environment) and Senior Engineer Aybike Gül Karaoğlu (MAM-KARE, TAE-VIII Environmental Officer), TÜBİTAK-MAM experts who are GTU alumni, also participated in the Antarctic Science Expedition.


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