“Detecting Marine Pollution in the Northern Region of the Istanbul Strait” Project Received First Prize

Istanbul Technical University and ICA Collaborative Project for Detecting Marine Pollution in the Northern Region of the Istanbul Strait won first place in the "Green Transformation" category at the 2022 "Common Futures Awards" organized by TİSK.

The Istanbul Technical University's Marine Pollution Detection Project for the Northern Region of the Istanbul Strait, implemented in collaboration with Yavuz Sultan Selim Bridge and Northern Ring Road Operations ICA, has won an award in the field of sustainability. The winner of this year's Green Transformation Award, presented within the scope of the Türkiye Employers' Confederation's Common Futures Award Program, was the project developed with the support of ITU.

The projects competing within the framework of the TİSK Common Futures Program were evaluated by a distinguished jury consisting of prominent figures in the fields of business, arts, and academia who prioritize social responsibility. Additionally, the projects were presented for online public voting, and the public opinion was incorporated into the jury's evaluation.

The applications for awards in categories such as "Green Transformation," "Together Possible," "Diversity and Inclusion," "Benefactors for Women," "Enabling Youth," "Digitalization," "Our Business's Tomorrow," "Occupational Health and Safety," and "Special Common Futures" began on September 6 and concluded on October 16. The award ceremony took place on December 5th at ATO Congresium. The event was attended by Rifat Hisarcıklıoğlu, the President of the Union of Chambers and Commodity Exchanges of Turkey (TOBB), Gürsel Baran, the President of Ankara Chamber of Commerce, union leaders, and invited guests.

The award in the 'Green Transformation' category is presented to projects that have a positive impact on the environment and the global ecosystem, contribute to the preservation and enhancement of the ecosystem, and support green transformation for a sustainable world. After the evaluation, the Istanbul Technical University Turkish Straits Maritime Application and Research Center (ITU BOA) and ICA collaboration's Istanbul Strait Northern Region Marine Pollution Detection Project was deemed worthy of first place.

The first-place win in the 'Green Transformation' category reflects the success of our university's focus on sustainability with the motto 'transforming the future'.

Istanbul Strait Northern Region Marine Pollution Detection Project

The project provides sustainable protection for the marine environment and coastal areas. The system, which monitors potential pollution events caused by ships in the northern region of the Istanbul Strait, consists of remote sensors installed on the Yavuz Sultan Selim Bridge. Sensors and a software platform consisting of maps enable the analysis of pollution and the prompt containment of the situation with appropriate tools. The project highlights its significance in safeguarding the environment and human health.