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Israel Oceanographic and Limnological Research
Tel Shikmona P.O. Box 8030
31080 Haifa   ISRAEL
Tel : + 972 4 851 52 02
Fax : + 972 4 851 19 11
Email :
Web Site :
Director : Dr Barak Herut

Type of activities
research only academic, education
policy/planning long term monitoring

Main sectors of research
hydrogeology, land-ocean interactions, water quality & pollution, environmental impact assessment, ocean-atmosphere interactions, biogeochemical cycles, environmental monitoring (several aspects in the marine environment)

Current major projects

Number of local permanent staff
scientists : 30 others : 85

Indoor surface area (m2) available for
research : teaching :
others :

Conference room
no yes (number of seats : 100 )

Research vessel(s)
less than 12 m in length; number of vessels : 2
more than 12 m in length; number of vessels : 1
Brief description of vessels and on board scientific equipment :
R/V 'Shikmona' 'Eziona': 27 m in length/14 m in length
CTD, general oceanics Rosette and Niskin bottles, box corer, piston corer

Field equipment: diving equipment, Van-veen Grab, box corer, piston corer, YSI 6000 UPG multi-parameter water quality monitor

Other major research facilities and equipment
Laboratory facilities and equipment: Radiometer automatic titration system (DTS-833), Perkin Elmer CHN analyser, segmented flow Skalar SANplus Systems for nutrient analyses, TD-700 Turner Designs Fluorometer, Perkin Elmer spectrofluorimeter, Perkin Elmer model 1100B and Varian Spectra AA220 atomic absorption spectrometers both equipped with a graphite furnace and automatic sampler, Merlin Millennium System - PS analytical for sensitive Hg analyses, Liophylizer
Ecosystem types available nearby

Areas of taxonomic expertise
fishes, benthos, macroalgae

Specimen collections
yes no
  Brief description :

Hosting facilities for visiting scientists
yes no

Training courses
yes no

Capacity and brief description of library
more than 900 periodicals, catalogued collection of more than 4000 monographs, computerized search services

Type of research institution
governmental, national governmental, local
international academic
private other:


CIESM Guide of Marine Research Institutes