Turkish Marine Research Foundation
The Turkish Marine Research Foundation was established in 1997 for the aim of conducting researches on marine sciences, protecting marine lives, educating public on marine environment and rising awareness on its importance in our life. Our foundation published 50 books, 24 in English and 26 in Turkish, since its establishment. Our foundation has conducted several researches and projects by the support of international institutions like UNEP-UNDP and European Union, as well as by the support of private sector. TUDAV was also became an observer for Black Sea Environment Program (BSERP), Mediterranean Action Plan (MAP) and United Nations (BM). TUDAV coordinate educational studies on the protection of our seas by conducting summer schools and seminars and 10.000 students joined to those seminars only in 2003-2004. It distributed a book, named 'Our Seas' to the students of Primary Schools. TUDAV organizes many workshops and courses and establishes marine laws on various current problems like the pollutions, especially in Turkish Strait, marine biodiversity, sustainable fishery, marine protection areas and marine laws. TUDAV continues studies on sustainable fishery especially in Turkish Strait Region and Black Sea. Moreover, It also makes an effort on the implementation of responsible fishery in Turkey by organizing seminars. There is cooperation with related foundations for preventing pollutions originated from the ships and for developing MARPOL 73-78 Convention.