The small harbor on the campus serves as a base the main research vessel, R/V Bilim and the two smaller research vessels - Lamas and Erdemli - of the Institute.

Power and water supply are available for the vessels operated, however the harbor is not open to commercial (e.g., fishery) or tourists (e.g., yachting) activities.

Hobby and commercial fishing activity is prohibited in the vicinity of the harbor, in order to provide a protected envorionment for the fish.