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Natural Sciences

Asia & the Pacific/Europe & North America


  • © UNESCO/ D.Roger
  • Uchisar valley, Cappadocia, Turkey

Turkey is involved in a great many UNESCO earth science projects, and holds several science-related UNESCO Chairs, as seen below.


- World Water Assessment Programme (WWAP) case study for the 3rd World Water Development Report (2009) More

- Alpine and Mediterranean Flow Regimes from International Experimental and Network Data (AMHY FRIEND)


Earth Sciences

- Triassic Time and Trans-Panthalassan Correlations (IGCP, Project 467)

- GIS metallogeny of Central Asia (IGCP, Project 473)

- Sustainable Use of Platinum Group Elements (IGCP, Project 479)

- Structural and Tectonic Correlation across the Central Asia Orogenic Collage: Implications for Continental Growth and Intracontinental Deformation (IGCP, Project 480)

- Dating Caspian Sea Level Change (CASPAGE) (IGCP, Project 481)

-The role of Holocene environmental catastrophes in human history (IGCP, Project 490)

- The Rheic Ocean: Its origin, evolution, and correlatives (IGCP, Project 497)

- Devonian land-sea interaction: evolution of ecosystems and climate (IGCP, Project 499)

- Global Comparison of Volcanic-hosted Massive Sulphide Districts (IGCP, Project 502)

- Ordovician palaeogeography and palaeoclimate (IGCP, Project 503)

- Karst Aquifers and Water Resources (IGCP, Project 513)

- Coastal vulnerability related to sea level change (IGCP, Project 515)

- Black Sea-Mediterranean Corridor during the last 30,000 years: Sea level change and human adaptation (IGCP, Project 521)


Sciences Policy and Sustainable Development

- Avicenna Virtual Campus (AVICENNA)

- Establishing Science and Technology Parks More

Basic Sciences

- International Centre for Synchrotron-light for Experimental Science and Applications in the Middle East (SESAME) in Allan, Jordan

- UNESCO Chair on Mechatronics, established in 1993 at Bogaziçi University More

- UNESCO Chair in Computer-Integrated Manufacturing, established in 1997 at Galatasaray University More

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