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Osman Cenk Demiroğlu
Osman Cenk Demiroğlu
2014/15 Mercator-IPC Fellow

Osman Cenk Demiroğlu is a tourismologist and geographer. His research focuses on issues of sustainability and feasibility within the tourism and hospitality industry.

After receiving his BA and MA degrees in Tourism Administration from Boğaziçi University and Istanbul University, respectively, Cenk began pursuing his doctoral studies in the Geography Department at Istanbul University. While being a scholar of the Swedish Institute, he obtained two MSc degrees in Human Geography from Umeå University, with a specialization in tourism and spatial planning. While writing his dissertation, “Climate Change and Ski Tourism,” Cenk also managed projects at the Western Norway Research Institute and Matej Bel University for two years through the YGGDRASIL and the NORKLIMA Fellowships of the Research Council of Norway and the National Scholarship of the Slovak Republic. He completed his PhD in December 2013.

Prior to his affiliation with the Istanbul Policy Center, he served as a lecturer at Boğaziçi University, where he has also carried out critical research with the Climate Change Work Group (IklimBU). Such research found the basis for his IPC project dealing with the vulnerability of ski tourism in light of climate change in both Turkey and Germany.

Demiroğlu served as the director of the School of Tourism and Hospitality at Istanbul Bilgi University from 2015 to 2017 and is currently pursuing his career at Umeå University.

Snow Sports Tourism Development Policies in Turkey

Daniel Turner and Sandro Carnicelli's book Lifestyle Sports and Public Policy was published on April 26, 2017 with Routledge. The book featured a chapter by Senior Scholar Korel Göymen, 2014/15 Mercator-IPC Fellow Cenk Demiroğlu and Research and Administrative Affairs Coordinator Cana Tülüş Türk, titled "Snow Sports Tourism Development Policies in Turkey".

Climate Change Vulnerability of Ski Tourism in Germany and Turkey

2014/15 Mercator-IPC Fellow Cenk Demiroğlu’s report Climate Change Vulnerability of Ski Tourism in Germany and Turkey was published in April 2016.

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Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Climate, Tourism and Recreation – CCTR2015

2014/15 Mercator-IPC Fellow Osman Cenk Demiroğlu, 2013/14 Mercator-IPC Fellow Mehmet Levent Kurnaz, Chris R. de Freitas and Daniel Scott's report Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Climate, Tourism and Recreation – CCTR2015 was published on September 17, 2015.

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Notes from Ski Tourism Forum to Ski Tourism Policies

2014/15 Mercator-IPC Fellow Cenk Demiroğlu‘s policy brief “Notes from Ski Tourism Forum to Ski Tourism Policies (Kayak Turizmi Forumu'ndan Kayak Turizmi Politikasına Notlar)” was published in September 2015.

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Ski Community Activism on the Mitigation of Climate Change

Climate Studies Coordinator and Senior Scholar Ümit Şahin and 2014/15 Mercator-IPC Fellow Cenk Demiroğlu’s policy brief “Ski Community Activism on the Mitigation of Climate Change” was published in August 2015.

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Istanbul Climate Forum

IPC-Sabancı University-Stiftung Mercator Initiative took part at Istanbul Climate Forum (İstanbul İklim Forumu) which was held on November 12-13, 2015 at Boğaziçi University, Garanti Cultural Center.

Tourism in a Decarbonizing World Economy

IPC-Sabancı University-Sitftung Mercator Initiative convened a seminar titled “Tourism in a Decarbonizing World Economy” with the participation of Prof. Dr. Stefan Gössling (Linnaeus University / Lund University / Western Norway Research Institute) on September 16, 2015 at IPC. The meeting was initiated by Mercator-IPC Fellow Cenk Demiroğlu.

Developing Winter Tourism and Changing Climate in Turkey

IPC-Sabancı University-Stiftung Mercator Initiative and Tourism Writers and Journalists Foundation convened a panel discussion titled “Developing Winter Tourism and Changing Climate in Turkey” on December 3, 2014 at IPC. The event was initiated by Mercator-IPC Fellow Cenk Demiroğlu.

Welcoming of the 2014/15 Mercator-IPC Fellows

The partners of the Istanbul Policy Center-Sabancı University-Stiftung Mercator Initiative held a welcoming event on October 20, 2014 at Feriye Restaurant, Istanbul. The fellowship program is a five-year strategic partnership between Sabancı University and Stiftung Mercator. The program aims to strengthen academic, political, and social ties between Turkey and Germany, as well as between Turkey and Europe by facilitating excellent scientific research and hands-on policy work.