Is the Eastern Mediterranean going to be the most polluted sea?


By Ahmet Abdülaziz …..

A Near East University supported scientific research project Is being conducted on the marine pollution in the Mediterranean Region.

Head of the Department of Landscape Architecture, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Özge Özden Fuller said, “The first concrete and important data was reached within the framework of “Spatial-temporal detection and observation of marine wastes along the Northern Cyprus coast”.

The press information given by the Press and Public Relations Directorate of the Near East University reveals that this is a project financed by the Near East University Scientific Research Projects Coordination Unit and conducted in collaboration with Exeter University Cornwall Campus. Within the scope of the project, it is aimed to determine the level of marine waste composition, to define spatial-temporal trends, and to produce recommendations for future marine pollution studies in the Mediterranean region. So far it was found that the Mediterranean Sea is one of the most polluted seas with anthropogenic wastes.

The research is carried out together with Exeter University …
Three academicians from Near East University and two academicians from Exeter University in the UK are contributing to the project. Professor of Conservation Science at Exeter University, Prof Dr. Brendan Godley stated that the progeny are geographically wide and contain spatiotemporal variability and are long enough to provide statistical power for subsequent analysis.