Aaron Ben-Ze'ev, University of Haifa (image) University of Haifa Caption The Israel Center for Mediterranean Sea Research will investigate and research oil and gas extraction, desalination, infrastructure, and more. President of the University of Haifa, professor Aaron Ben-Ze'ev: "The sea is a strategic asset for Israel and by developing it the country will achieve economic independence." Credit Courtesy of the University of Haifa Usage Restrictions None Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.