Israel Oceanographic and Limnological Research (IOLR) is a national research institution (nonprofit governmental corporation) established in 1967 to generate knowledge for the sustainable use and protection of Israel's marine, coastal and freshwater resources. IOLR conducts scientific research in the fields of oceanography, limnology, mariculture and marine biotechnology, addressing issues of national, regional and global relevance and importance. In fulfilment of its mandate as a national institution, much of IOLR’s scientific effort is focused on research, monitoring and assessment of the environmental status of Israel’s neighboring sea areas and inland water bodies (Lake Kinneret and Dead Sea) and predicting their response to human and natural perturbations.
The Kinneret Limnological Laboratory (KLL) has been active in freshwater and marine monitoring and research (phytoplankton ecology, zooplankton ecology, fish biology, fisheries management, inorganic and organic chemistry, physical limnology, limnology, oceanography, ecosystem management) since its establishment in 1968. Faculty members of KLL have participated in international projects, monitoring of marine and freshwater populations and habitats and various national and international committees and editorial boards and currently supervise 20 PhD and MSc theses. The laboratory’s research staff have been trained and have vast experience in the development, application, and use of ecosystem models (e.g Ecopath with Ecosim, MITgcm, DYRESM-CAEDYM, GOTM, FABM, GLM-AED, and others), scenario testing and development of decision support tools. Four members of IOLR (three male and one female) will be directly involved at various stages of the project.
Participation in WPs: 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9
Leader of Levantine Basin case study.
Ecosystem indicators and modelling; fisheries management; non-indigenous species; uncertainty; maritime spatial planning.
Israel Oceanographic and Limnological Research