Marine Geosciences Labs

Lab Leader: Prof. Yizhaq Makovsky

A modern computing facility for high end geophysical processing and interpretation. This facility comprises a networked set of work stations running a wide selection of up-to-date software tools.
In particular AMEL is generously awarded with the full suite of Paradigm world leading geophysical software.
(The use of this software suite is bound by a signed sponsorship contract.) 

Lab Leader: Prof. Revital Bookman

The main aim of the laboratory is to provide high-quality data for researchers, graduate, and outside clients. Research projects focus in Quaternary geology including paleolimnology and paleoclimate, coastal and mass transport processes , paleoseismology and sub-marine landslides. Anthropogenic processes in historical and modern times, including environmental pollution are also investigated. The laboratory is equipped for field expedition in marine and lacustrine environments and performs physical and chemical analyses on sediments, and Lead-210 dating.

Lab Leader: Dr. Beverly Goodman

The aims of the laboratory are to investigate and elucidate the complex interrelated dynamics along the coastline using tools within the earth sciences and archaeology; in particular sedimentology and micropaleontology.
Included amongst our research goals are the reconstruction of ancient coastlines, ancient harbors, identifying sedimentological signatures of rapid events (e.g. floods, storms, tsunamis, earthquakes), aquaculture impacts, climate and sea-level change.

Lab Leader: Prof. Nicolas Waldmann

Research at the PetroLab includes both field and laboratory studies of modern and ancient marine and lacustrine depositional systems. Our research aims to understand the geological processes shaping sedimentary basins, disentangling the impact of tectonics and climate in sedimentation patterns as well as tackling the mechanisms controlling the composition and architecture of basinal sediments. The PetroLab is furnished with state-of-the-art analytical equipment to study the mechanisms in which tectonics and climate change shape sediments and sedimentary basins.

Lab Leader: Prof. Michael Lazar

The Laboratory of Applied Geophysics focuses on the application of high-resolution geophysical methods to study the shallow subsurface. Our goal is to detect, analyze and interpret Holocene-to-recent processes of tectonics and geology and their effect on human populations. some of the topics we deal with are: gas release from the seafloor and its contribution to global warming, neotectonics, and sea level rise.The coast has been a focal point of human settlements for thousands of years. On the other hand, these areas are highly sensitive to natural processes that often cause conflict with those living nearby. Examining the ever-shifting interface between land and sea is of particular interest as is the question of how ancient settlers shaped their natural environment and in doing so, changed geological processes.

Lab Leader: Dr. Yoav Lehahn

We aim at one of the most critical aspects of this challenge, which is to understand the role of ocean circulation in controlling marine systems and regulating key interactions between their components. The approach we take is based on integrating theoretical work with acquisition, processing, analysis and interpretation of (i) in-situ data and (ii) remote sensing data from satellites and from small unmanned aerial systems (sUAS). This multi-platform approach allows covering a variety of interactions over a wide range of spatial and temporal scales, thus improving substantially our ability to understand, monitor and protect the marine environment.

Lab Leader: Dr. Regina Katsman

The Laboratory of computational physics in marine sciences is focused on development of advanced numerical models and theoretical solutions, for a wide range of problems in the field of Earth sciences, in which non-linearity and interplay between different scales and parameters take place.

Main research topics:
– Methane bubbles dynamics in aquatic sediments
– Induced earthquakes
– Pore-scale flow and processes