Israel | EMBRC


The EMBRC-Israel node is the Interuniversity Institute for Marine Sciences in Eilat (IUI), a single research/teaching/training infrastructure, focusing on the tropical Red Sea ecosystem. It serves as the hub for marine researchers from all Israeli universities to promote marine biology and oceanography. It takes advantage of the Gulf of Aqaba’s unique marine features including an unusually deep winter mixing, reaching >600 m depth during cold winters, a substantial spring plankton bloom, unusually warm waters (>20.6°C) at depth, and a lush, diverse coral reefs at a distance of only a few meters from the IUI, allowing extraordinary conditions for in situ observations and experiments. The open sea is deep (750 m) and calm, conveniently located merely 15 minutes away from the IUI pier aboard the Institute’s research vessel.

National Contact details

Dr. Simon Berkowicz
Interuniversity Institute for Marine Sciences in Eilat
Coral Beach, P.O.B. 469
ZIP: 88103
Town: Eilat
Country:  Israel
Office Phone: +972 8 636 0111
Cell Phone:  +972 54 88 20 073
Fax:  +972 8 637 4329
Skype: simonberkowicz

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