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Scientific and Tech. Research Council of Turkey, Turkey


Acronym: TÜBİTAK

Country: Turkey

Role in SEAS-ERA: TUBITAK will lead the Black Sea regional network (WP8) and the implementation of human capacity building (Task 5.3). They will contribute to all thematic work packages (WP1, WP2, WP3, WP4, WP9, WP10), and will also join the Mediterranean regional network (WP7).



TÜBİTAK, founded in 1963, is the governmental agency responsible for promoting, developing, organising and coordinating research and development in the field of exact sciences in Turkey, in line with the national targets of economic development and technical progress. TUBITAK has been officially assigned by the Turkish government as the contact organisation for the EU Framework Programmes at the beginning of 2003. The implementation of the national coordination role concerning the EU Framework Programmes is achieved by the TÜBİTAK EU Framework Programmes National Coordination Office (NCO). The continuous progress of the administrative structure of the NCO is thought to be effective in increasing the success of Turkey in Framework Programmes. TÜBİTAK has participated in 20 ERA-NET Projects through FP6 and FP7.

Environmental, Atmospheric, Earth and Marine Sciences Research Grant Committee (CAYDAG) supports the scientists who propose research activities by producing information and technology on the areas of atmosphere, earth, marine and environmental sciences, and transforming those results into service and/or products for the public in accordance with the directions of universal progress and national priorities.

Lead person


Photo Zeynep Okay Durmusoglu
Coordinator of CAYDAG for 4 years

Esin Esen
Senior Expert in CAYDAG for 3 years and has been participating in evaluation process of project proposals mainly related with marine sciences


Photo Çolpan Polat Beken
Senior Researcher, TÜBİTAK – Marmara Research Center, Chemistry and Environment Institute
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