About IOLR

About IOLR

Israel Oceanographic and Limnological Research Institute (IOLR) is an Israeli national research institution devoted to aquatic science.
Established in 1967, its mission is to generate knowledge for the sustainable use and protection of Israel’s marine, coastal and freshwater resources.

Med coastal ecology study

Mediterranean coastal ecology study
National Institute of Oceanography (NIO)

The scientists of IOLR study and monitor “The Four Seas* of Israel”:
the Med, the Red, the Dead and the Kinneret.

Kinneret gradient map

Lake Kinneret gradient map
Kinneret Limnological Laboratory (KLL)

IOLR conducts research in the fields of physical oceanography, marine biology, marine biotechnology, limnology (lake science), and mariculture (saltwater fish farming), addressing issues of national, regional and global importance.

Atlantic Bluefin Tuna

Atlantic Bluefin Tuna
National Center for Mariculture (NCM)

Read more about IOLR:
IOLR’s Research Strategy – Basic and Applied Research

IOLR and Sustainable Development

Research Centers of IOLR: NIO, KLL, NCM

(* The eastern Mediterranean Sea and the Red Sea Gulf of Eilat/Aqaba are true seas; the Dead Sea is a hypersaline lake; and Lake Kinneret, also known as the Sea of Galilee, is a freshwater lake.)