His research is focused on underwater archaeology, ancient shipbuilding technology and conservation of underwater cultural heritage. He is currently directing medieval shipwrecks excavations and conservations, “The Yenikapi shipwrecks Project”, on behalf of Istanbul University. Dr. Kocabas is member of Turkish National Commission for UNESCO-Tangible Cultural Heritage Committee. He is the authors of “Conservation and Restoration of Marine Archaeological Objects-1998” and “The Gate Open to the Past: Yenikapi Shipwrecks”; editor of “Yenikapi Shipwrecks, Volume I: The Old Ships of The New Gate 1 – 2008”. Some of his drawings will be on view in the framework of the biennial.