At the 2016 International Marine Conservation Congress (IMCC), I told the story of why I gave up a well-paying consulting job to become an oceanographer.
MITEdx's User Innovation course features the story of divers4oceans, a citizen science project I started to collect temperature data from scuba divers, in their peer-to-peer diffusion chapter.
In 2011, during a scientific diving expedition to my hometown Urla (Turkey), my dive buddy Dr. Justine Allen and I filmed an incredible fight between two male cuttlefish over a female.
The Sea-thru method can recover colors in underwater images without any input about optical water type, but we can boost that correction using satellite data. Here's a short article by the European Organisation for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites (EUMETSAT) about our work.
I am incredibly honored to have been selected as a finalist for the Blavatnik Regional Awards in physical sciences and engineering.