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  2. INSTITUTE STRUCTURE MISSION • Help develop environmental policies based on science and technology • Practicing and disseminating Best Available Technologies (BAP) • Practicing and disseminating Best Environmental Practices (BEP) • Providing industrial services (consulting and engineering services) • Providing accredited laboratory services VISION The Environment Institute aims to enhance the country’s competitive edge and raise the standard of living through sustainable development in line with national priorities.

  3. EMPLOYEE PROFILE Personnel profile

  4. STRATEGIC BUSINESS UNIT Water and Wastewater Management Marine and In-Land Water Management

  5. STRATEGIC BUSINESS UNIT Air Quality Management Solid and Hazardous Waste Management

  6. ORGANIZATION CHART INSTITUTE DEPUTY DIRECTORS BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT STAFF PROJECT MANAGERS SECRETARIAT QUALITY MANAGEMENT UNIT Laboratory Managers Laboratory Managers Laboratory Managers Laboratory Managers Researchers Researchers Researchers Researchers Technicians Technicians Technicians Technicians TÜBİTAK MRC PRESIDENT INSTITUTE DIRECTOR ADVISORY COMMITTEE INSTITUTE BOARD Water and Wastewater Management Marine and In-Land Water Management Solid and Hazardous Waste Management Air Quality Management


  8. TUBITAK MARMARA RESEARCH CENTERChemistry & Environment Institute Selected Example Projects

  9. PROJECTS Science and Policy Integration for COastal System Assessment (SPICOSA) 2007 - 2010 Funding: European Commission 6th Framework Program • Objectives • Create a self-evolving, operational framework for delivering prognostic assessments of policy options for the sustainable management of coastal zones considering their ecological, social and economic aspects • Developing the methodology called Systems Approach Framework (SAF) Outcomes • Test and improve the SAF at eighteen Study Site Applications (SSAs) all over Europe, including İzmit Bay

  10. PROJECTS Sustainable Concepts Towards A Zero Outflow Municipality, ZER0-M 2003 - 2008 Partners:8 Country, 11 partners Funding:European Commission MEDA Program • Objectives • Achieving sustainable water management for small municipalities • Using technologies to achieve optimized close-loop usage of all water flows • Render widespread usage of these applications • Outcomes • Obtaining low water consumption • Separation of grey, black and yellow water • Reuse of treated water for non-drinking purposes • Technology development of these systems and optimization and adaptation according to living conditions and climate • Constructing a Training and Demonstration Center (TDC) in MRC

  11. Development of a National Action Plan for Land-Based Pollutants Objective/Target: Reduction of pollutant loads to the Mediterranean, Aegean, Black, and Marmara Seas from sectoral sources Scope: Determination of pollutant loads to each of the seas on a sectoral basis, preparation of a National Action Plan for load reduction Previous supporting activities:National Diagnostic Analysis, Baseline Budget Project Type:Turkish Ministry of Environment &Forestry (2001-2005); continued with UNEP (2005); additional future phases expected

  12. PROJECTS Urban Wastewater Management Along Coastal Areas of Turkey: Re-identification of Hot Spots & Sensitive Areas 2008 - 2011 State Institution : Ministry of Environment and Forestry Partners: TÜBİTAK MRC, METU MSI & DEU IMST Funding: TÜBİTAK 1007 program • Objectives • Update/review HS/SA • Determination of risk of eutrophication • Develop eutrophication coast models for the priority areas in terms of social-economic • Determine nutrient assimilation capacity and limiting nutrient • Optimum treatment technology for N/P by domestic wastewater Outcomes • Provision the use of new concept, idea and technologies to protect ecosystem forCZ to reduce inputsLBS • Improvement management strategy of HS and SAs; to achieve responsibilities of Turkey defined by Barcelona and Bucharest Conventions; • Contribution to integrated environmental studies

  13. PROJECTS Control and Management of the Harmful Aquatic Organisms and Pathogens Transferred by Ballast Water 2006 - 2008 Funding:Undersecretariat of Maritime Affairs • Objectives • Determine current situation and risk in the Turkish ports related to ballast water transfer • Develop Ballast Water Management System for Turkey according to Ballast Water Convention • Determine the national liabilities, responsibilities and activities in order to implement the Ballast Water Convention (2004) after it’s ratification by Turkey • Determining the necessary administrative/technical infrastructure • Preparation of the Ballast Water legislation

  14. PROJECTS Constitution of Emergency Response Centers & National and Regional Contingency Plans 2007 - 2010 Funding: Undersecretariat of Maritime Affairs Ministry of Environment and Forestry • Objectives • Establishing Emergency Response Centers (ERC) response against marine pollution due to oil and other harmful pollutants • Determining the necessary number of vehicles, equipment, material, and personnel of ERC • Determining the most suitable methods for quick and effective response and educational methods • Determining the vulnerability of the coasts and marine environment to oil and other harmful pollutants • Determining the preventive actions in case of emergency • Preparation of a database including the effects of harmful pollutants to increase the response effectiveness

  15. Exploitation of Agricultural Residues in Turkey (AGRO-WASTE) Objective: Environmentally, economically, and socially sound exploitation of agricultural waste residues in Turkey Targets: - Transfer of EU experience regarding policy and technology - Improved agricultural waste management practices and policy in Turkey, for reduced environmental impact - Use of waste residues for energy production Scope: Mapping of exploitable waste residues and energy potential; analysis of administrative, legislative, and institutional barriers; technology review; pilot studies Partners: 4 Partners (3 EU countries, Turkey) Project Type: EC LIFE Project (2004-2006)

  16. TUBITAK MRCChemistry and Environment Institute Application of Nanotechnologies for Separation and Recovery of Volatile Organic Compounds from Waste Air Streams Objective: Compilation and presentation of the latest developments with respect to systematically addressing volatile organic compound (VOC) pollution prevention Targets: - Dissemination of knowledge regarding pollution-prevention approaches and membrane technologies for VOC separation from gaseous wastes - Development of international networks in this research area ANVOCANVOC Scope: Information dissemination activities (e.g., international conference organization; development, review, and dissemination of technicalpapers) Partners: 3 Partners from 3 countries (1 EU, 2CC) Project Type:EU 6th Framework Project (2004-2005)

  17. PROJECTS Environmental Impacts of Marine Cage FishFarms on the Marine Ecosystem 2008 - 2011 State Institution: Ministry of Agriculture and Rural affairs, TÜGEM Partners:18 Mart Uni. SÜF, KTÜ, SÜF, TKB TAGEM, SUMAE ITU Funding: TÜBİTAK 1007 program • Objectives • Determination of environmental effects of the marine cage fish farms • Supplying information to decision makers • Supplying information to related ministries to develop regulations and legislations for sustainable use • Determination of effective control mechanism • Outcomes • Determine the Environmental impacts of marine aquaculture • Development of a online control mechanism for marine aquaculture facilities • Determining 5 parameters for the online control system

  18. PROJECTS • Textile industry wastewater management &CP application (EUREKA) • Application of CP scenarios – woolen textile • Segregation of streams / reusable remaining • Separate treatment and reuse • Designed pollution abatement strategy with reuse/recycle concept • Feasibility study • Biodegradability oriented WW treatability studies, • Funded by EUREKA, E! 2054-Surveyor (2001- 2003) • Conducted jointly by 2 EU partners (CITEVE-Portugal, GSF-Germany

  19. PROJECTS Pollution status of the Istanbul Water Reservoirs 2004 - 2009 Funding:Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality (Water and Sewerage Administration) • Objectives • Determination of water quality, ecological structure and pollution status of the lakes • Investigation of the effects of the stream/river discharges to the aquatic environment • Obtaining recent data/information for the future lake management plans • Outcomes • Ecological structure, water quality and sediment pollution status of the lakes were determined. • Effects of the discharges to the lake ecosystem were investigated • Recent data were obtained for the sustainable management of the lakes.

  20. PROJECTS • TUBITAK – MRC interaction and collaboration with WSSTP- MSMG • Meetings, represented the country priorities • Contribution to Vision doc./SRA • Taking part in pilots • - Sustainable Sludge Management in Urban Areas - WSSTP – • UPT4 • - Urban Areas, climate change impacts - Adaptation of water • supply and sanitation systems to copewith climate change • - Coastal Zones – Izmit Bay

  21. THANK YOU... TÜBİTAK MRC PK. 21, 41470 GEBZE, KOCAELİ Tel: +90-262-641 2000 ; Fax: +90-262-641 2309