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Türkiye’s Antarctic Space Research: A Groundbreaking Development in Global Science Coordination

ByEditor

Feb 12, 2024
Exploratory research conducted by Turkish scientists during science camp in Antarctica

In a remarkable development, Türkiye is currently conducting space research in coordination with expeditions in Antarctica. This was revealed by Ersan Başar, the deputy leader of an expedition of 24 scientists. The preliminary work of space research is being carried out in Antarctica, with many joint projects being conducted simultaneously.

The Turkish science team, traveling as part of the 8th National Antarctic Science Expedition, has completed their research activities on Dismal Island, the last stop before reaching the science camp on Horseshoe Island in Antarctica. Under the Turkish Presidency and the Industry and Technology Ministry, with coordination by the Turkish-based TÜBITAK MAM Polar Research Institute, seven scientists from the expedition arrived at Dismal Island, the largest among the archipelagos opening into the Southern Ocean.

The team, located 40 nautical miles from Horseshoe Island, did maintenance and repair work on Türkiye’s first permanent Global Navigation Satellite System station located outside Turkish borders. Measures were taken while examining the island to prevent the spread of bird flu, which was previously seen in places close to Antarctica and recently detected in

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