Turkish scientific expedition completed research in Antarctic

Participants of the 8th Antarctic Scientific Expedition of Turkey, which consist of 24 people completed work on a white continent.

Turkish researchers returned to their homeland after a 36-day mission. As part of the expedition, comprehensive studies were conducted in the field of environmental pollution, oceanography and hydrography, atmospheric and space observations, geology and geophysics, energy systems, meteorological measurements and the development of batimetric systems. >

The expedition manager Ersan Bashar told the Anadolu agency to its course.

Having completed the work on the island of Horsha, where the Turkish research camp is located, the expedition members visited the island of Dismal, then crossed the Straits of Lemari and Dumers and reached the island of Decepshn. Here, two Spanish scientists joined on board the TAE-VIII ship as part of logistics operations.

, after the Livingston Island, after a four-hour voyage, the ship was joined by the Turkish scientist working at the Bulgarian Research Station “St. Clement of Okrid”.

Researchers, carried out logistics operations on Spain of the research station, Juan Carlos I on the same island. Then she headed towards Ecuador of the scientific base of Maldonado on the island of Greenwich.

Here they were joined by a Turkish scientist who worked at this station. Further, the team after a six-hour trip reached the island of King-Jorde-the last stop before leaving for Punta Arenas (Chile), from where they were supposed to go back to Turkey.

The group members had to wait for a month on board the Betanzos liner under the Chilean flag, since flights could not be executed due to adverse weather conditions.

When the flights resumed, the expedition members went from Punta Arenas to Santiago, and then to the Brazilian San Paulo. From here the team left for Turkey.

Captain Dogach Baibars Ishilee, deputy head of the logistics expedition, told in an interview with an Anadolu agency about numerous icebergs on the way of the expedition. In this regard, he emphasized the importance of safety measures during navigation.

“This not only signals a global climate change, but also emphasizes the need to pay close attention to safety measures during sea shipping. The abundance of icebergs in the sea poses a significant threat to both day and night. In order to minimize These risks, navigation are carried out using special spotlights and surveillance tools, ”he said.