The first meeting of the GEODUST international focus group, working on geomorphology of dust sources, was held in Leipzig, Germany, on 22.11.2016.
The meeting was organized by Onn Crouvi (Geological Survey of Israel), Andrea Zerboni (University of Milano, Italy), Kerstin Schepanski (TROPOS, Germany) and Frank Eckardt (University of Cape Town, SA). The group activity is funded by the International Union for Quaternary Research (INQUA).
On November 30 we celebrated the retirement of GSI personnel who retired in 2016 with a tour of the neighboring historic Schneller Compound, guided by Dr. Gil Gordon
Congratulations to Dr. Rivka Amit, Head of the GSI, for receiving the Geological Society of America Fellowship for her significant contributions to arid lands and soil geomorphology
Science Magazine recently published a follow up article on the Dead Sea sinkholes, based on a scientific paper newly published by scientist at the GSI in JGR
The 12th EURO-conference on Rock Physics & Geomechanics
The 12th EURO-conference on Rock Physics & Geomechanics will take place on 5-10 November 2017 in Maale Ha'Hamisha, Jerusalem, Israel. Organizers: Eyal Shalev, Ram Weinberger and Vladimir Lyakhovsky from the GSI, and Yosef Hazor from Ben Gurion University