Marine Geology & Geophysics

Reseaches are carried out to determine the characteristics of the sea floor and metres below the sea floor (‘mbsf’). Morphological structure, nature, thickness and  geochemical structure and distribution of the rocks and sediments forming the seafloor and ‘mbsf’ are determined by various methods and tools. At METU-IMS deep-sea research have been carried out in four interconnected programs; i) deep-sea chemosynthetic ecosystems, ii) seafloor characterization and habitat mapping, iii) marine chemical sensors iv) sediment geochemistry and geomicrobiology.