The 19-person scientific delegation consisting of researchers from the Scientific and Technological Analysis Council of Türkiye (TÜBITAK), the Naval Forces Command, Common Directorate of Mapping, Common Directorate of Meteorology and Anadolu Company (AA) returned again to Türkiye some 34 days after finishing its designated scientific missions in Antarctica.
Turkish scientific groups that spent their mission within the camp positioned on Horseshoe Island in dwelling area inside the 80-meter (262.47-foot) Chilean flagged analysis ship “Betanzos” has completed the execution of some 18 totally different tasks together with earth sciences, life sciences, bodily and social sciences.
Chief of the seventh Nationwide Antarctic Science Expedition Capt. Özgün Oktar famous in his assertion to the AA that the members of their expedition reached Brazil and Chile inside the scope of the expedition to Antarctica for the 2022-2023 season, which takes place between January-March.
“We visited many international science bases and carried out research to extend the visibility of Türkiye within the space. In the course of the expedition, we elevated the extent of our worldwide cooperation with three international researchers,” Oktar famous.
Naming the principle analysis subjects Oktar stated the main target was positioned on “local weather change and the variations created by human impression on the polar areas” including that inside the scope of the tasks undertaken, they’ve collected many samples, together with seawater, dwelling and micro-living samples, and performed the required measurements.
”Türkiye’s presence in Antarctica is kind of excessive, it will be important. We try to offer added worth for the nation by means of tutorial publications and conferences by telling the world about Türkiye’s success on this subject,” Oktar defined.
Flags at half-mast
The captain additionally famous their crew had acquired the information of the earthquake throughout their voyage by means of satellite tv for pc telephones and stated, “We’re at a degree the place the circulate of data and communication could be very weak. After all, first, everybody tried by calling to make sure their family members and relations have been properly.”
”We gathered the information that each one of our expedition crew’s shut relations have been properly, however sadly, we realized that lots of our residents misplaced their lives,” Oktar famous.
”As a part of the continued nationwide mourning in our nation, we additionally lowered our Turkish flag to half-mast in our camp in Antarctica,” he added. ”We did our greatest to serve the scientific neighborhood and our nation in the very best manner,” Oktar maintained.
Professor Burcu Özsoy, the seventh Nationwide Antarctic Science Expedition coordinator, who was at Istanbul Airport to greet the expedition crew, famous that it was essential for Turkish scientists to search out probably the most correct answer to local weather change in Antarctica and to measure how the local weather change occurring in Antarctica is mirrored in the remainder of the world.
“Our scientific research have been realized with success, even extraordinary success,” she stated, including that ”science reveals nice info with knowledge.”
Medical professionals from two totally different branches joined the Nationwide Antarctic Science Expedition as properly finishing up a undertaking relating to the exploration of character traits, and developmental traits of individuals throughout their work in arduous instances.
Professor Dr. Hayriye Elbi from Ege College’s Psychological Well being and Ailments School of Drugs and her colleague Dr. Cenan Hepdurgun famous they analyzed intimately the motivation of crew members in the course of the expedition, how they ready for such a job, their adaptability and motivational developmental traits, and produced complete check supplies on the topic.
They defined they performed conferences and negotiations for assessments previous to and in the course of the voyage, noting they may reevaluate them and can maintain suggestions talks, in addition to put together new assessments after the top of the expedition.
However, Dr. Çağrı Can Makar, one other member of the expedition, and assistant at Istanbul College’s School of Underwater Drugs and Hyperbaric Drugs Division, underlined that Antarctica’s geographical constraints and ship amenities are working with restricted medical capability.
“Nobody who comes right here does a single job right here,” stated Makar. “I had the prospect to rapidly intervene of their issues. As a result of lengthy journey, two folks had jetlag signs and a few 5 folks had movement illness resulting from ocean waves,” he added.
The Turkish scientists who took half within the expedition carried out beneath the auspices of the Presidency and coordinated by TÜBITAK MAM Polar Analysis Institute (KARE) visited the Pedro Vicente Maldonado Base of Ecuador, which was opened in 1990 on Greenwich Island within the west of the Antarctic Peninsula, as a part of the bilateral cooperation maintained by the TÜBİTAK MAM Polar Analysis Institute.
The crew paid a go to to the widespread dwelling areas and laboratories within the station and acquired info from scientists working within the subject.