Dead Sea Research Center Opens

YERUSHALAYIM -
The new building for the Dead Sea Research Center, which will open Tuesday. (Tamar Regional Council)
The new building for the Dead Sea Research Center, which will open Tuesday. (Tamar Regional Council)

The Tamar Regional Council is set to inaugurate the Dead Sea Research Center on Tuesday, the culmination of a five-year construction project and program development.

The center, situated at the foot of Masada, will be open to scientists from all over the region and the world, for study of the unusually stressful environmental conditions in the Dead Sea area.

Dov Litvinoff, head of the Tamar Regional Council, predicted it would be “a home for research breakthroughs.”

The unique conditions and life forms at the Dead Sea will enable research in a range of fields, including environmental study, microbiology, zoology, nutrition and geology.

According to plans, Jordan will cooperate in the operation of the center.

The site was initially established in 1963, and has already been home to research programs in earthquakes and environmental problems.