Marine Sciences at the University of Haifa

The most comprehensive school of Marine Sciences in Israel can be found at the University of Haifa. The Leon H. Charney School of Marine Sciences is a unique initiative on a global scale, applying an interdisciplinary approach with highly professional standards. The school sets to discover the potential of the sea for the benefit of all Mediterranean-bound nations and the world at large through the its Departments of Maritime Civilizations, Marine Geosciences, Marine Biology,  Marine Technologies and the Research Centre for Maritime Policy & Strategy.

Maritime strategy is more important than ever in a country already affected by global threats such as international terror, illegal immigration and smuggling of arms and drugs, in combination with recent discoveries of large-scale offshore gas fields. The University of Haifa is the only non-military entity generating position papers in the field and it contributes to governmental decision making while encouraging public discourse on issues of maritime and naval strategy.