One of the priorities of the “Turkish National Maritime Research Strategy (TUDAS) Document”, approved by the Council of Ministers’ Decree No.2014/6798 is the employment and strengthening of research capacity in the marine sciences  and, within this context, implementing education programmes for researchers in the field of the sea and maritime law (Official Gazette No. 29137 dated 02/10/2014).

For this purpose and following the recommendation of the Turkish Ministry of Foreign Affairs No. 21252218-460.00-2104/6697758, dated 15/07/2014, Ankara University Research Center of the Sea and Maritime Law (DEHUKAM) was established within Ankara University (Official Gazette No. 29229 dated 07/01/2015).