The GSI has participated in the national earthquake drill 2017 11.6.2017.
GSI scientists analyzed seismic and geological data and produced earthquake scenario maps and hazard maps, (Scenario maps run by Hazus and 'veronic' module) which were transferred in real time to the National Committee for Earthquake Preparedness, to the Civil Defense and to the Police.
An articel by Dorit Korengrin and Tamy Zilberman from the GSI was published at ScienceDirect
Global warming is considered a long-term threat to the nature we are familiar with in the sense of climate change, which will be reflected in the stability of the pattern of rainfall, seasons, grazing areas, desertification along with changes in the food webs in the sea due to the increase in acidity and the rise in the global sea level due to the melting of glaciers; All these will have a catastrophic effect on agriculture and food supply and hence on the global economy, mass immigration of peoples and changes in the order of the human world. In order to better understand the expected changes within a time frame that is longer than human life, researchers look at such events from the geological past and raise insights about what is expected to happen with the understanding that the ancient life world was different from today.
Congratulations to the GSI researchers who received 2017 ISF and BSF grants:
ISF: Rami Weinberger. Navot Morag and Dov Avigad (Hebrew Uni.) Amir Sagy and Yossi Hatzor (BGU) BSF: Vladimir Lyakhovsky, Ittai Kurzon and Yehuda Ben-Zion (University of Southern California)