SCIENTISTS FOR THE ENVIRONMENT
ISEES aims to promote environmental sciences and ecology in Israel – to raise public awareness about these topics and their significance for environmental quality – to create consensus between people and decision-makers and to bring cutting-edge scientific knowledge to policy-makers in Israel.
ZAVIT is an advanced internet-based content platform.
Targeting mainstream science and environment news networks, ZAVIT offers media outlets state-of-the-art science news, research insights, interviews with practicing scientists, blogs, a database of professionals and academics, as well as multimedia footage of Israel and the region.
Mimshak Science and Policy Fellowships Program: Launched in 2011, Mimshak is modeled after the prestigious AAAS Science and Technology Policy Fellowships Program and aims to integrate scientific knowledge and approaches into the government. Geared to cultivate a public policy-savvy scientific leadership, the fellowship combines educational workshops with a hands-on internship in which young scientists are placed in leading government ministries for one year.
Experts Opinion Forums & Network
These multi-disciplinary, cross-sectoral forums address current environmental issues with cutting-edge science and broad-range expertise in order to assist regulators and decision-makers in creating evidence-based environmental policy. In addition, our Environmental Experts Network facilitates collaboration among academia, national research institutes, government professionals and environmental NGOs.
Ecology and Environment Journal: A quarterly peer-reviewed journal in Hebrew exploring science, sustainability, and environmental policy. It exemplifies ISEES’s unique interdisciplinary approach and sets the stage for future scientific research and discussions on key environmental issues.
Annual Conference: ISEES’s annual conference is a pinnacle event for the environmental community. The conference brings together over 1,000 young and veteran scientists with environmental activists, decision-makers, teachers, and civil servants to interact, present and discuss state-of-the-art research, knowledge, and current environmental issues.
Science Communication Workshops
ISEES develops workshops run by communication specialists and aimed at the scientific community. These workshops provide scientists with applied tools to effectively transfer their knowledge to varied audiences, specifically to decision-makers, either directly or through the media.
Experts Opinion Forums & Network
These multi-disciplinary, cross-sectoral forums address current environmental issues with cutting-edge science and a broad range of expertise in order to assist regulators and decision-makers in creating evidenced-based environmental policy. Additionally, our Environmental Experts Network facilitates collaboration among academia, national research institutes, government professionals, and environmental NGOs.
Scientific Steering Committee for Marine Protected Areas in Israel
The scientific steering committee’s primary mission is to prioritize research and data collection and to review and follow up on submitted proposals. Aside from prominent Israeli scientists familiar with the state of local knowledge and data, we work with international experts who contribute new perspectives, ensure objectivity, and help in connecting these local efforts to the broader context.
According to the Society’s vision, science-based environmental knowledge is developed, updated, and synthesized to serve as a strong basis for decision-making processes at a national and local level. It is available and accessible to public servants, NGOs, and the general public – and it can be implemented into a viable public policy for the betterment of the state of the environment in Israel.
The Israel Society of Ecology and Environmental Sciences (ISEES) is a professional organization that has been promoting the use of scientific knowledge and research to positively influence environmental decision-making in Israel since 1970. Growing concerns over global and local ecological crises, compounded by the limited influence of scientific knowledge on environmental policy, have motivated ISEES to make a dramatic shift from an academic association to a professional organization, strategically positioned at the science-policy-practice interface. Shortly after, ISEES has spearheaded projects aimed at capitalizing on the academic strengths in Israel and narrowing the gap between academia, policy, and practice.
Writer, media strategist and public diplomacy consultant. Worked as journalist and editor for various media outlets in Israel. Studied law (LLB) at Tel Aviv University, and Cultural and Media Studies at the University of Barcelona.
Holds a BSc in Geology and Environment and an MA in Public Policy and Governance (both from Hebrew University). Previously directed social and environmental projects at various environmental organizations.
.Has an MA in Sociology and Anthropology (Tel Aviv). Volunteers with Youth at Risk and various social organizations.
Studied Anthropology and Natural Resource Conservation at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Graduated from the Environmental Studies masters program at Tel Aviv University.
Has a BA (Hebrew University), MA (University of Chicago) and PhD in archeology (Tel Aviv). He is a graduate of the Mandel School for Educational Leadership.
Has a BA in Geology from Ben Gurion University
Holds a PhD in marine microbiology and a master’s degree in marine ecology from Bar-Ilan University. Served as Mimshak Fellow in the Department of Fishery and Aquaculture at the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development.
Has a BA in Psychology and French from the Hebrew University. Worked and volunteered in various animal rights and environmental .organizations
Holds a BA in biology from the Technion and a teaching certificate from the Faculty of Science and Technology at the Technion.
Dr. Tali Sagi was a Mimshak fellow at the Ministry of Environmental Protection, and is assigned scientific adviser to Senior Deputy Director General for Natural Resources, Mr. Alon Zask
The strength of the Israel Society of Ecology and Environmental Sciences (ISEES) lies first and foremost in its members. Among these members are leaders of the Israeli scientific community as well as high-level representatives of Israeli government ministries and public institutions, who influence decision-making processes that have environmental consequences. In addition, the ISEES members pool boasts skilled professionals from leading private companies and non-profit organizations working to implement knowledge and clean technologies that were developed in academic institutions in Israel.
By becoming a member of ISEES, you will support the society’s activities directed towards strengthening the scientific community’s standing in the social-environmental discourse and the links between the scientific community, the public, and decision-makers, concerning environmental policy.