Research Interests: Physical Oceanography; Ocean Modeling; Meso- and Sub-mesoscale Ocean Dynamics; Lagrangian Flow Network; Data Assimilation



  •  Doctor of Philosophy: Middle East Technical University, Institute of Marine Sciences, Department of Oceanography, Mersin - Turkey 2013 – 2019.
  •  Masters of Science: IAU, Science and Research Branch, Department of Physical Oceanography, Tehran – Iran, 2004 – 2007.
  •  Bachelors of Science: IAU, Urmia Branch, Department of Physics, Urmia – Iran, 2000 – 2004.

Career Highlights


Selected Publications:

  1. Sadighrad, E., S. Arkın, B. Fach, B. Salihoğlu, 2016: “Developing a Data Assimilation System for a Hydrodynamic Model of the Black Sea,” Türkiye Deniz Bilimleri Konferansı, 31 May – 3 June 2016, Ankara-Turkey, 2016
  2. Tutak, B., E. Sadighrad, S. Tuğrul, L. Tolun 2016: “Sensitivity Analysis of Factors Affecting the Dumping of Dredge Material,” Türkiye Deniz Bilimleri Konferansı, 31 May – 3 June 2016, Ankara-Turkey, 2016.
  3. Yücel, N., S. Tuğrul, İ. Akçay, Ş. Başduvar, E. Sadighrad, D. Tezcan, H. Örek, 2016: “Determination of Dumping Sites Criteria in Mediterranean Coastal Waters: Iskenderun and Mersin Bay Applications,” Türkiye Deniz Bilimleri Konferansı 31 May – 3 June 2016, Ankara-Turkey, 2016.
  4. Baris Salihoglu, Sinan Arkin, Ekin Akoglu, Bettina Fach, Ehsan Sadigrhad, 2017: Evolution of Black Sea fish stocks under changing environmental and climatic conditions,”5th Advances in Marine Ecosystem Modelling Research Symposium”, 2017.
  5. Rossi, V., E. Sadighrad, E. Sergia-Comi, E. Hernandez-Garcia, B. Fach, M. Haidalgo, 2018:  “Modelling early-life stages connectivity to better understand marine population structure and inform fisheries management,” Fourth International Marine Connectivity (iMarCo) Conference in Heraklion, Crete, Greece - 8 to 9th October 2018,
  6. Rossi, V., E. Sadighrad, E. Sergia-Comi, M. Haidalgo, B. Fach, E. Hernandez-Garcia, 2018: “Modelling the connectivity of early-life stages for exploited species: a new approach for the delimitation of fishery assessment units in the Mediterranean Sea,” Ocean Sciences Meeting, 11-16 February, Portland, Oregon, USA, 2018.
  7. Sadighrad, E., S. S. Arkin, B. A. Fach, B. Salihoglu: “The role of physical processes in the exchange between the shelf and the deep Black Sea,” III. ULUSAL DENİZ BİLİMLERİ KONFERANSI, 9-12 May 2018, Izmir-Turkey, 2018.