Turkish Marine Research Foundation
Türk Deniz Araştırmaları Vakfı
Beykoz, 34820 Istanbul, Turkey
NGO, Research foundation
Marine research, Marine conservation awareness and education, Marine protected areas, Advocacy, Fish conservation
TUDAV conducts marine research, and works to protect marine life, educate the public on the marine environment and raise awareness on its importance in our life. They coordinate educational projects on the protection of the sea, including summer schools and seminars, and organize workshops on current problems like pollution, marine biodiversity, sustainable fisheries, marine protected areas and alien species. TUDAV advocates for marine protected areas, is engaged in the fight against IUU fishing and the protection the marine environment from various pollution sources. They have played a leading role in the establishment of various marine protected areas in Turkey.