“Only an interdisciplinary approach is sufficient to solve
the complex and pressing issues of the marine environment.”
The increasing impact of global changes, combined with growing demand for marine resources, apply increased pressure on the marine and coastal environments. These raise the need for developing proactive responses on regional and global levels, based on a truly interdisciplinary understanding of the oceans and their surroundings. The task requires a new generation of experts with a wide view in marine sciences.
The Leon H. Charney School of Marine Sciences is a unique initiative on a global scale, applying an interdisciplinary approach at highly professional standards. The school comprises three complementary branches --its three departments: Marine Geosciences, Marine Biology and Maritime Civilizations. Each department specializes in a coherent set of disciplines, and together they cover the wide range of topics essential for understanding the complex marine systems.
Located at its coast, the Leon H. Charney School of Marine Sciences concentrates on studying the uniquely diverse Mediterranean Sea. A relatively small enclosed sea, the Mediterranean is a puzzle of tectonic regimes – sources of devastating earthquakes and tsunamis; a basin rich with natural resources waiting for discovery and exploitation; a composite of oceanographic circumstances and biogenic habitats extremely sensitive to global changes; a cradle and meeting point of maritime civilizations throughout history; the center of habitation for 200 million people and a focus of attention for the entire world. Combining easy accessibility to the Mediterranean with an enthusiastic and innovative scientific team and state-of-the-art technology, and working in cooperation with the well experienced Israel Oceanographic and Limnological Research Institute, The Leon H. Charney School of Marine Sciences is a cutting-edge research and education facility.
The best is yet to be discovered
Zvi Ben Avraham