Dr. Moses Strauss Department of Marine Geosciences

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Labs - מעבדות


Applied Marine Exploration Laboratory (AMEL)

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. Several world leading geophysical software packages were generously awarded to us*:


 * The use of these software packages is bound by signed sponsorship contracts.

Lab Leader: Dr. Yizhaq Makovsky

Sedimentology and Environmental Laboratory

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. Revital Bookman


Marine Geoarcheology & Micropaleontology Laboratory

The aims of the marine geoarchaeology and micropaleontology laboratory (MGM) 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: Dr. Beverly Goodman

Basin Analysis and Petrophysical Laboratory

The Basin Analysis and Petrophysical Lab (PetroLab) was officially established in 2012. Research in the PetroLab includes field and laboratory studies of both modern and ancient marine and lacustrine depositional systems. Our research aims understanding 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. State-of-the-art equipment is used in both field expeditions (subsurface imaging) and laboratory analysis (petrophysical and chemical analysis of sedimentary cores). Integration of these two datasets in the PetroLab facility allows performing comprehensive studies of sedimentary basins, both at small and large spatial scales.

Lab Leader: Dr. Nicolas Waldmann


Seismic Interpretation Laboratory

The Seismic Interpretation Laboratory (SeisLab) was officially established in 2012. The lab has a suite of 12 high-specification double-screen workstations configured for 2D and 3D seismic interpretation. Our vast seismic and well database serves projects dealing with seafloor stability, multi-scale gas and fluid related structures, seismic stratigraphy, neo-tectonics and tsunami modelling. SeisLab is supported by industrial sponsors and collaborates with a wide scope of academic institutes worldwide.

Lab Leaders: Dr. Uri Schattner

Laboratory for Cross-Disciplinary Study of Marine Systems

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. Yoav Lehahn


Laboratory of Applied Geophysics

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. Michael Lazar


Mrs. Anat Overlander

Courtesy of of The Leon H. Charney School of Marine SciencesTel: +972-4-8288794
Email: margeo@univ.haifa.ac.il
Room 283, Multipurpose building
Sun. - Thu.: 09:00-13:00

Dr. Moses Strauss Department of Marine Geosciences, Room 283, Multipurpose Building, University of Haifa
199 Aba Khoushy Ave. Mount Carmel, Haifa Israel Zip code: 3498838

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