Ordinary Technical Committee Meeting of our Institute was held on 23-24 November 2017 at Ardic Hall in General Directorate of Forestry, Sogutozu Campus.
The meeting was attended by Head of Information Systems, Ahmet CELIK; Asst. Head of Foreign Relations, Training and Research Department, Ahmet KARAKAS; Director of Eastern Black Sea Forestry Research Institute, Hulya TURNA; Director of Forest Tree Breeding and Seeds Research Institute, Suleyman Isik DERILGEN; Faculty Member of Karadeniz Technical University Faculty of Forestry, Prof. Dr. Ibrahim TURNA; branch managers and researchers. In the opening speech, Director of our Institute, Dr. Tuncay PORSUK, emphasized the importance of R&D and the need for qualified personnel, and that precautions should be taken to prevent the loss of qualified personnel and stated that the successful research management is based on a combination of application and research. Ahmet KARAKAS, Asst. Head of Foreign Relations, Training and Research Department, wished Technical Committee to be successful in his talk. After him Nejat GIRAY, a retired researcher who attended the Technical Committee Meeting made a speech. Following his speech, a plaque was presented by Mr. Ahmet CELIK, Head of Information Systems Department, for his contributions to the forestry research community.
The presentations of four new projects planned to be included in the 2018 Work Program of the Institute Directorate were discussed and the contributions to the new project proposals were made. Additionally, the interim reports of three origin trials projects, and the results of two finished projects were presented by Dr. Mehmet CALIKOGLU, a Head of Division in Western Mediterranean Forestry Research Institute, Dr. Guven KAYA and Huseyin TURKSOY, respectively. The Technical Committee Meeting was completed with good wishes.