With a bachelor from METU Engineering Department and a Msc. from Miami University (Marine Sciences), Mert is currently undergoing his PhD studies in the field of Marine Biology. He worked in two European Union Projects on the subject of sustainable use of marine resources. He also worked in various advertisement projects as a script writer, photographer and DOP, but later on developed his own documentary filmmaking projects. He currently works as a field photographer and writer for Nature & Geography Magazine MAGMA.