SDG 14:
LIFE BELOW WATER

Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development

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Minimizing alteration of aquatic ecosystems

By: The university administration
Published in:
SDGs : SDG 13, SDG 14, SDG 15  |  Units: Administration  | Time: ongoing |  Link
Description: In addition to adhering to all national and international regulations regarding the alteration of aquatic ecosystems, the University of Haifa has developed a policy to protect aquatic ecosystems from physical, (more…)

Watershed management strategy

By: The university administration
Published in:
SDGs : SDG 13, SDG 14, SDG 15  |  Units: Administration  | Time: ongoing |  Link
Description: The University is located in Haifa, which sits on the shore of the Mediterranean Sea. Thus, watershed affects aquatic ecosystems. Namely, watershed from area that are managed by the university are likely to affect aquatic species. (more…)

Report on the concentration of backflow prevention devices on campus

By: Daniel and Michael: consulting, service, repair and maintenance of backflow prevention devices Ltd.
Published in:
SDGs : SDG 14, SDG 15  |  Units: Administration  | Time: 2020 |  Link
Description: The university adheres to a set of guidelines and standards for water discharges on campus. In order to comply with these standards, it operates periodic water quality tests that are performed by external expert companies. Attached is a report on the concentration of backflow prevention devices on campus for 2020, issued by the Daniel and Michael: consulting, service, repair and maintenance of backflow prevention devices Ltd. (more…)

Drinking water quality tests results

By: Instutute for Food Microbiology and Consumer Goods Ltd.
Published in:
SDGs : SDG 14, SDG 15  |  Units: Administration  | Time: 2020 |  Link
Description: The university adheres to a set of guidelines and standards for water discharges on campus. In order to comply with these standards, it operates periodic water quality tests that are performed by external expert companies. Attached is a report on the results of drinking water quality tests (07.07.2020), carried out by the Institute of Microbiology of Food and Consumer Products Ltd. – Inspection certificate no’ 20-378644. (more…)

Cleaning and disinfection of drinking water reservoir ; drinking water quality tests results

By: Effective pest control and disinfection Ltd. – 514375070 ; Instutute for Food Microbiology and Consumer Goods Ltd.
Published in:
SDGs : SDG 14, SDG 15  |  Units: Administration  | Time: 2020 |  Link
Description: The university adheres to a set of guidelines and standards for water discharges on campus. In order to comply with these standards, it operates periodic water quality tests that are performed by external expert companies. Attached are two reports in one file: 1. Report on the cleaning and disinfection of a drinking water reservoir (30.10.2020), carried out by the Effective pest control and disinfection Ltd. – 514375070 ; 2. Report on the results of drinking water quality tests (04.11.2020), (more…)

Policy for maintaining marine ecosystems

By: The university administration
Published in:
SDGs : SDG 14  |  Units: Administration  | Time: ongoing |  Link
Description: In accordance with the laws of the State of Israel, the University of Haifa is committed to the protection and preservation of marine ecosystems, wildlife, as well as concern for the health and well-being of humans. In order to meet these goals, the university operates according to water quality and drainage standards, prevention and reduction of all types of marine pollution, reduction of physical, chemical, and biological changes in marine ecosystems. (more…)

Reducing the use of disposable cups and water bottles throughout the campus

By: The university administration
Published in:
SDGs : SDG 11, SDG 12, SDG 14, SDG 15  |  Units: Administration  | Time: 2022 |  Link
Description: As part of the sustainability vision of the University of Haifa and it’s day-to-day efforts to protect the environment, on 01.06.2022 university administration issued a new guideline document regarding the use of disposable utensils on campus, especially non-biodegradable ones. It includes two practical instructions that will take effect immediately: 1. Staff members are asked to stop using disposable cups and switch to use a reusable personal cups. 2. General warehouse staff is asked (more…)

Sources, composition and spatial distribution of marine debris along the Mediterranean coast of Israel

By: Pasternak G., Zviely D., Ribic C.A., Ariel A., Spanier E.
Published in: Marine Pollution Bulletin
SDGs : SDG 14  |  Units:   | Time: 2017 |  Link
Description: Marine debris (litter) is a complex problem that affects human activities and the marine environment worldwide. The Clea (more…)

A long term (1949-2010) study of catch and effort in Israeli trawl fishery, Eastern Mediterranean Sea [Dugoročno istraživanje ulova (1949-2010) i ribolovnog napora izraelskih koćarica u istočnom dijelu Sredozemlja]

By: Golani D., Edelist D., Lerner A., Sonin O., Motro U.
Published in: Acta Adriatica
SDGs : SDG 14  |  Units:   | Time: 2017 |  Link
Description: The trawl fishery of the Mediterranean coast of Israel was analyzed vis á vis catch and fishing effort for the years 194 (more…)

Optical imaging in the ocean

By: Treibitz T.
Published in: Optics InfoBase Conference Papers
SDGs : SDG 14  |  Units: Marine Sciences  | Time: 2017 |  Link
Description: The ocean covers 70% of the earth surface, and influences almost every aspect in our life, such as climate, fuel, securi (more…)

The impact of Acacia saligna invasion on the indigenous vegetation in various coastal habitats in Israel and its implication for nature conservation

By: Cohen O., Bar P.
Published in: Israel Journal of Plant Sciences
SDGs : SDG 14  |  Units:   | Time: 2017 |  Link
Description: Coastal sand dunes are susceptible to invasive plants that significantly alter these endangered ecosystems. Acacia salig (more…)

The Dor C shipwreck, Israel: metallurgical analysis and its contribution to the ship characterization

By: Ashkenazi D., Cvikel D., Holtzman M., Bershadski D., Stern A., Klein S., Kahanov Y.
Published in: Archaeological and Anthropological Sciences
SDGs : SDG 14  |  Units: Marine Sciences  | Time: 2017 |  Link
Description: The Dor C shipwreck is the remains of a 60-t schooner that plied the Mediterranean during the last decades of the ninete (more…)

Last interglacial sea level high-stand deduced from well-preserved abrasive notches exposed on the Galilee coast of northern Israel

By: Sisma-Ventura G., Sivan D., Shtienberg G., Bialik O.M., Filin S., Greenbaum N.
Published in: Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology
SDGs : SDG 14  |  Units: Social Sciences  | Time: 2017 |  Link
Description: This study investigates the morphometry and structure of abrasive notches exposed along the tectonically-stable, micro-t (more…)

Prochlorococcus in the lab and in silico: The importance of representing exudation

By: Grossowicz M., Roth-Rosenberg D., Aharonovich D., Silverman J., Follows M.J., Sher D.
Published in: Limnology and Oceanography
SDGs : SDG 14  |  Units: Marine Sciences  | Time: 2017 |  Link
Description: In this study, we test the applicability of the Droop/Caperon internal stores model to describe the growth and decline o (more…)

Environmental sensitivity of Neogoniolithon Brassica-Florida associated with vermetid reefs in the Mediterranean Sea

By: Fine M., Tsadok R., Meron D., Cohen S., Milazzo M.
Published in: ICES Journal of Marine Science
SDGs : SDG 14  |  Units:   | Time: 2017 |  Link
Description: Vermetid reefs in the Mediterranean Sea are increasingly affected by both anthropogenic actions and global climate chang (more…)

Fish as hosts of Vibrio cholerae

By: Halpern M., Izhaki I.
Published in: Frontiers in Microbiology
SDGs : SDG 14  |  Units: Natural Sciences  | Time: 2017 |  Link
Description: Vibrio cholerae, the causative agent of pandemic cholera, is abundant in marine and freshwater environments. Copepods an (more…)

Caribbean massive corals not recovering from repeated thermal stress events during 2005–2013

By: Neal B.P., Khen A., Treibitz T., Beijbom O., O’Connor G., Coffroth M.A., Knowlton N., Kriegman D., Mitchell B.G., Kline D.I.
Published in: Ecology and Evolution
SDGs : SDG 14  |  Units: Marine Sciences  | Time: 2017 |  Link
Description: Massive coral bleaching events associated with high sea surface temperatures are forecast to become more frequent and se (more…)

An extensive pockmark field on the upper Atlantic margin of Southeast Brazil: spatial analysis and its relationship with salt diapirism

By: de Mahiques M.M., Schattner U., Lazar M., Sumida P.Y.G., Souza L.A.P.D.
Published in: Heliyon
SDGs : SDG 14  |  Units: Marine Sciences  | Time: 2017 |  Link
Description: We present new evidence for the existence of a large pockmark field on the continental slope of the Santos Basin, offsho (more…)

Holocene hydrological events and human induced environmental changes reflected in a southeastern Mediterranean fluvial archive

By: Avnaim-Katav S., Almogi-Labin A., Agnon A., Porat N., Sivan D.
Published in: Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology
SDGs : SDG 14  |  Units:   | Time: 2017 |  Link
Description: The chronostratigraphy of an eastern Mediterranean Holocene fluvial sequence reflects global trends (climate and sea-lev (more…)

Future warming and acidification effects on anti-fouling and anti-herbivory traits of the brown alga Fucus vesiculosus (Phaeophyceae)

By: Raddatz S., Guy-Haim T., Rilov G., Wahl M.
Published in: Journal of Phycology
SDGs : SDG 14  |  Units:   | Time: 2017 |  Link
Description: Human-induced ocean warming and acidification have received increasing attention over the past decade and are considered (more…)