The Leon H. Charney School of Marine Sciences, in cooperation with the Israeli Oceanographic and Limnological Research (IOLR), is primarily a world scale leading edge research facility offering:
State of the art geophysical surveying and direct sampling equipment for high resolution imaging and mapping of the seafloor, the recent sediments to a depth of tens to hundreds meters below it, and the water body above. Our marine operations are mostly conducted on board the IOLR research vessels, while our shallow water surveys are operated mostly by RIMS.
Some of our surveying equipment:
- Geo-Resources GeoSpark-200 Sparker system.
- A sediment laboratory essential for marine and lacustrine sediment core analysis, constructed in cooperation with RIMS. Major analysis facilities that will soon be available in our core analysis lab are:
- Novel 210Pb radiometric dating facility applicable for environmental research.
- Camera- ready petrographic and binocular microscopesa.
- A moveable mission control room - In the control room, which is located at the University of Haifa, several screens give the audience real- time views of the bottom of the ocean. Concurrently, the audience can listen to professional lectures given by the researchers of the Leon Charney's School of marine sciences. In the future, the control room will also provide the students the opportunity to control robots at the bottom of the ocean and to perform scientific experiments, such as those being done on space expeditions.