30 Nov 2023

3rd Mediterranean Geosciences Union (MedGU) Symposium at ITU

ITU hosted the 3rd Mediterranean Geosciences Union (MedGU) on 26-30 November 2023. The symposium, dedicated to the memory of Prof. Dr. Aral Okay, who recently passed away, brought together 400 scientists from 91 countries.

News: İTÜ Media and Communication Office

Istanbul Technical University (ITU) continues to host important academic events in its 250th year. MedGU-23 Symposium was held at Ayazağa Campus Süleyman Demirel Cultural Center on 26-30 November 2023, under the coordination of ITU Eurasia Institute of Earth Sciences.

The symposium, one of the largest international scientific events on the Mediterranean, created a productive environment for scientists and students to discuss new technical developments in the field of earth sciences.

Dedicated to Prof. Dr. Aral Okay

At the symposium dedicated to Prof. Dr. Aral Okay, retired faculty member of ITU Eurasia Institute of Earth Sciences, who passed away on November 12, approximately 300 presentations on 17 topics were made. There was also a special session on the February 6 Kahramanmaraş earthquakes.

The symposium, where many issues in the fields of earth sciences, atmospheric sciences and environmental sciences were discussed, ended with the award ceremony.

After the symposium, the results of which will be presented to the scientific world in four proceeding books, some of the participants participated in a technical trip to examine the North Anatolian Fault and Cappadocia Volcanism.

About MedGU meetings

MedGU is a union that aims to provide opportunities to geoscientists to undertake interdisciplinary collaborative research.  It fosters geoscience research as well as applied research that addresses societal and environmental challenges.

MedGU is intended to create impact such as preserving the natural environment, developing policies towards earth sciences and creating sustainable societies in countries bordering the Mediterranean. MedGU, which organized its first symposium at ITU in 2021, held its second meeting in Marrakesh, Morocco in 2022.

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