Mert Gökalp was born in 1978 in Ankara. He completed his undergraduate study in METU engineering faculty and his graduate study in physical ocean science and marine biotechnology at Miami and Ankara Universities. Working as a scientist in two EU projects, Mert is currently completing his doctorate at Wageningen University in the Netherlands. He has projects such as the Turkey Sea Creatures Guide and the “Nature Guide”, a smartphone application about Mediterranean creatures. Mert has been working as a writer and photographer for Magma Magazine since its establishment. Mert, who has created a total of 19 subjects -including one cover subject, and various short news and interviews for Magma Magazine, has been working as a writer/photographer/videographer and editor. Since 2006 he has worked as a freelancer photography and video artist for various NGOs (WWF, Greenpeace, UNDP, SAD, Fikir Sahibi Damaklar -Slow Food Turkey-), companies and agencies around the world to develop projects. He has worked on four photography exhibitions and documentaries broadcast on Dutch and Turkish TV; such as VPRO, NTR, İIz TV, Yaban TV and BluTV.
Camera: Mert Gökalp, Volkan Çalışır, Cenk Karacalar
Editing: Cenk Karacalar
Sound: Mert Gökalp
Producer: Mert Gökalp