Schulich Initiative

Marine Science Collaboration in the Gulf of Eilat Supported by the Schulich Ocean Studies Centre Initiative

The collaboration with The Schulich Foundation brings together Israeli marine scientists and researchers from Dalhousie University, Canada, to undertake joint marine research projects, student internships and field courses in both countries.

The two different ocean environments of the Red Sea and the North Atlantic provide both complimentary and, at the same time, well-aligned settings for major applied and basic scientific discoveries in physical oceanography related to the phenomenon of deep water mixing, deep water corals, underwater natural and animal resources, aquaculture and marine biodiversity, marine animal behaviour as well as marine sovereignty, marine security and transportation.

This initiative is funded for three years with the generous support from Canadian philanthropist, Seymour Schulich. It consists of joint research projects, co-supervision of doctoral students, industry research internships in both countries, joint field courses, thematic workshops and conferences in both locations, and more.

Grants, Exchange Programs and Courses

Awarded Grants

Graduate Student and Postdoc Exchange Programs (2015-2017)
This program is now completed.

Summer Field Course in Halifax, Canada (26 July 2018 – 13 August 2018)
Note: For Israeli undergraduate students only
Call for Applications (pdf) DEADLINE CHANGED TO FEBRUARY 16, 2018

Winter Course in Tropical Marine Science in the Red Sea (24 December 2017 – 5 January 2018)
Note: For Dalhousie University undergraduate students only

Schulich Ocean Studies Conference - October 16-17, 2017

Schulich Ocean Studies Conference was held on October 16-17th at the Interuniversity Institute for Marine Sciences in Eilat. Conference Agenda

Previous Courses


Summer Field Course in Halifax, Canada (26 July 2017 – 11 August 2017)
Note: For Israeli undergraduate students only
Course completed

Summer Field Course in Halifax, Canada (25 July 2016 – 11 August 2016)
Note: For Israeli undergraduate students only
Course completed

Winter Course in Tropical Marine Science in the Red Sea (25 December 2016 – 6 January 2017)
Note: For Dalhousie University undergraduate students only
Course completed

Summer Field Course in Halifax, Canada (27 July 2015 – 11 August 2015)
Note: For Israeli undergraduate students only
Course completed

Winter Course in Tropical Marine Science in the Red Sea (20 December 2015 – 1 January 2016)
Note: For Dalhousie University undergraduate students only
Course completed

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