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At the beginning of April, the measured Dead Sea water was -431.30 m, indicating a 5 cm drop during March, compared to a 9 cm drop during March 2016, and a 6 cm drop during the previous month. Last year, the measured sea level was -429.99 m and so, the annual sea level decline as of last month is 1.31 m, compared to the measured annual decline of 1.35 m as calculated last month.
The bi-national (Israel-Italy) research project entitled “Integrative Multilateral Planning to Advance Rock Art Tourism” (IMPART) was jointly funded by the Israeli Ministry of Science, Technology and Space and the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and combined researchers from the Dead Sea and Arava Science Center, the Israel Antiquities Authority, the Department of Hotel and Tourism Management, Ben-Gurion University and the Higher Institute on Territorial Systems for Innovation (SiTI), in Torino, Italy.
Hydrogen production within the vehicle at the same rate as consumption In 2015, carbon dioxide emissions in Israel was 70 million tons. Nearly 40 percent of this amount was generated by vehicles. Hydrogen is the most promising candidate to replace fossil fuels, and the most important and urgent application of hydrogen is to power vehicles. A number of obstacles must be overcome before commercial hydrogen is used; the most prominent obstacle is the lack of safe and efficient storage technology inside the vehicle.
Recently, Dr. Yaron Finzi of the Science Center met with the Austrian space delegation, including researchers Sophie Gruber and Gronot Gromer of OWF, and Mitzpe Ramon Mayor Roni Marom, to discuss the possibility of launching a mission to simulate research on Mars in the Mitzpe Ramon vicinity. The Austrian delegation is considering whether to conduct their next simulation in Israel or Oman. Roni and Yaron emphasized the advantages of carrying out the next simulation in the Negev, south of Makhtesh Ramon.
The Dead Sea water level was measured at the end of February and was found to be -431.25 m, which reflects a decrease of 6 cm during the month, compared to a 2 cm decrease in February 2016, and compared to a 13 cm decrease during the previous month. Last year, the water level was -429.90 m and the annual decline, as of the end of February 2017, is therefore 1.35 m (!), compared with 1.27 m as calculated at the end of January 2017.