Research Project: Polar Studies in the Scope of Science-Policy Interaction: The Case of National Antarctic Research Program
This research Project titled ‘‘Polar Studies in the Scope of Science-Policy Interaction: The Case of National Antarctic Research Program’’ aims to evaluate what the establishment of a national research base in Antarctica will bring to Turkey in terms of international relations and to produce an infrastructure idea in the formation of public policy for Antarctic politics. The Antarctic continent, which has a very limited number of studies in the Turkish literature in the field of social and human sciences, requires detailed examination and conclusion proposals within the mutual interaction of politics and science. Within the scope of this project, which aims to fill this gap in the literature, all the dynamics of Antarctic politics will be analysed in the example of Turkey, which wants to be an effective player in the management of the continent. The establishment of a national research station in the continent, which continues to stand out as a foreign policy target, will be discussed within the framework of scientific studies and future plans. In terms of the results of this research, it is hoped to establish a systematic ground in the context of science-policy interaction for the research base to be established in Antarctica.
The research project is undertaken by TÜBİTAK Kutup 1001 research grant.
Project Manager: Dr. Elçin Doruk
Consultant: Assist. Prof. (PhD) Selçuk Eryatmaz