The Virtual Institute DEad SEa Research VEnue

The Dead Sea region faces big water-related challenges. Among them are sea level decline, desertification, flash floods, ascending brines polluting freshwater, sinkhole development, and the repeated occurrence of earthquakes. Climate change and extensive exploitation of groundwater and surface water even aggravate the situation. These challenges can be only mastered in an interdisciplinary research effort involving all riparian countries. DESERVE is designed as a cross-disciplinary and cooperative international project of the Helmholtz Centers KIT, GFZ, and UFZ with well-established partners of the riparian countries.


DESERVE is offering the unique opportunity to integrate the scientific results already achieved or presently elaborated in the Dead Sea region into a joint scientific approach based on earth, water, and environmental sciences.


DESERVE is aimed at studying coupled atmospheric, hydrological, and lithospheric processes, such as sinkholes, flash floods, and earthquakes. This interdisciplinary research approach will contribute to a sound scientific understanding of the ongoing processes. Furthermore, it enables the development of prediction models, remediation strategies, and risk assessments with respect to environmental risk, water availability, and climate change.


DESERVE is funded by the Helmholtz Association of German Research Centers.
 

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Das Tote Meer: Umweltforschung am Rand der Extreme

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The Dead Sea: Environmental research on the edge of extremes

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Second DESERVE Winter School

The Dead Sea Research Venue hosted the second DESERVE Winter School at Madaba (Jordan) from 4 to 15 December 2016.

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WP 5: Panoramic camera surveys completed

The final four omni-directional camera surveys, using the GFZ MoMa (Mobile Mapping) system, have been completed within the week from 26th June - 1st July in Israel and Palestine.

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