Arava Institute Research Centers

Transboundary Research

masters(1)The Arava Institute is home to cutting-edge research in a number of interrelated fields of environmental concern from a trans-boundary context. Gathering leading regional and international experts who collaborate with its scientists, the Arava Institute is the premier institution for multidisciplinary environmental research in the region. The Research Department is divided into self-supporting projects that are headed by a faculty member with teams of research fellows providing critical support in a number of areas. Most research projects also support research of graduate students enrolled at the Institute. Generally interdisciplinary in nature, research projects integrate natural and social sciences to examine a range of environmental issues.

Center for Renewable Energy and Energy Conservation

CREEC is leading research on renewable energy in the region.

Center for Transboundary Water Management

CTWM provides a platform for regional cooperation on water-related issues.

Center for Sustainable Agriculture

CSA is a vital player in the field of desert agriculture and sustainable agriculture in the Middle East and the world.

Center for Hyper-Arid Socio-Ecology

CHASE studies natural ecosystems in the Arava valley and how those ecosystems relate with the region’s people.

Arava Center for Sustainable Development

ACSD aims to reduce poverty, enhance sustainability and empower communities through focused development programs.

Daniel Fischel & Sylvia Neil Research & Visitors’ Park

The Daniel Fischel & Sylvia Neil Research & Visitors’ Park is home to the four centers of research at the Arava Institute: the Center for
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