The Second President of INOC (from 1999 to 2014), Prof.Dr. ORHAN USLU was sadly passed away on December 04, 2018 after attending the 40th anniversary of the R/V K. Piri Reis belonging to the Institute of Marine Sciences and Technology (Izmir – Turkey) on November 22, 2018 in Izmir, who had also the Director of the Institute from 1991 to 2000. We are very grateful for his efforts and contributions to the both institutions.
His burial was in Istanbul (Karacahmet Cemetery) on December 06, 2018. His sudden departure was a bit too early and he has left a lot of good memories behind with his friends, students and acquittances in the scientific world as well as the positions held in the Department of Environment and the Institute of Marine Sciences and Technology as well as the Bahçeşehir University in Istanbul.