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Grab and core samples retrieved from the seabed are subjected to sedimentological, paleontological, mineralogical, geochemical, and paleoseismological investigations as part of our institution's geological studies. The sedimentary history of the area, as well as the changes that have happened during this history, are described using the data acquired, and interpretations for basin evolution are made.

These data will be used to expose the geological aspects of the coastal and offshore areas surrounding our country, particularly those within our maritime areas, to explore existing and non-living natural resources, and to detect natural disasters (active fault, earthquake-tsunami, submarine landslide, etc.), to conduct geotechnical research to disclose the potential of marine environments (in shallow locations such as bays, gulfs, and lagoons) for human usage, and shine a light on paleoclimate studies and marine-environmental pollution studies. The results of the studies are published in reports and distributed to the geology community.



The geology, sedimentology, and tectonic processes of offshore locations are studied using core and grab samples obtained from the seabed. Grab sampling is used to collect samples from the sea surface and the lake bottom, while core sampling is used to collect samples from the sea and lake bottom, and investigations are conducted. Information on the geodynamic evolution of the sea-lake area studied, the geochemical conditions present in these areas, sedimentary processes, and so on can be obtained as a result of the analyses, as well as sea-lake floor inventory maps including the data obtained for such purpose.