Initiative for Renewable Energy, Ecosystems and Sustainability (I-REES)

In 2009, it was primarily aimed to create a center that would gather together all the activities conducted in METU in the fields of renewable energy, ecosystems and sustainability. However, as a preparatory phase, this formation was launched as an initiative to give birth to a center of excellence in the following years. I-REES (Initiative for Renewable Energy, Ecosystems and Sustainability) principally aims at providing a platform for collaboration of research groups working in this area with national and international research partners and firms from the industry. Another mission of the initiative is the dissemination of research findings and increasing the awareness of the society about sustainability issues.