Dr. Yizhaq (Itzik) Makovsky

Senior Lecturer

The Strauss Department of Marine Geosciences

and The Hatter Department of Marine Technologies

Room: 289 (Multipurpose building)

Email: yizhaq@univ.haifa.ac.il

Tel: +972-52 3020406

About

Education:

  • 1987-1990 B.Sc. in Geophysics and Planetary Sciences, Tel-Aviv University, Israel.

  • 1990-1997 Ph.D. in Geophysics; advisor Simon L. Klemperer. Stanford University, CA, USA.

  • 1997-1998 Post-doctoral; European Commission TMR URO network. PI Prof. Andres Perez-Estaun. CSIC-IJA, Barcelona, Spain.


Professional and academic experience:

  • 1998-1999 Manager of quality assurance department, Paradigm.

  • 2000-2007 Senior consulting geophysicist, Paradigm.

  • 2007 Adjunct Research Associate, Interuniversity Institute of Marine Sciences in Elat, Eilat, Israel, and Rcanati Institute of Marine Studies, University of Haifa, Haifa, Israel.

  • 2007-present Senior Lecturer, The Dr. Moses Strauss Department of Marine Geosciences, Leon H. Charney School of Marine Sciences, University of Haifa, Haifa, Israel.

  • 2008-2010 Department chair, The Dr. Moses Strauss Department of Marine Geosciences, Leon H. Charney School of Marine Sciences (CSMS), University of Haifa, Haifa, Israel.

  • 2008-present Geophysical consulting and services.

  • 2011-2013 Member, a committee on development of the Israel’s academic infrastructure related with the offshore gas and oil industry, Israel Academy of Science and Humanities.

  • 2011-present Head of Applied Marine Exploration Laboratory, Leon H. Charney School of Marine Sciences (CSMS), University of Haifa, Haifa, Israel.

  • 2011-present Technical manager, University of Haifa led ten-institute consortium Mediterranean Sea Research Center of Israel (MERCI).

  • 2011-present External Lecturer, Grand Technion Energy Program, Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel.

  • 2014-present Joint faculty appointment, Hatter Department of Marine Technologies (in establishment), Leon H. Charney School of Marine Sciences, University of Haifa, Haifa, Israel.

  • 2020-present Member, a national steering committee for marine sciences, Israel Academy of Science and Humanities.


Membership in academic organizations

American Geophysical Union (AGU) 1991-2000

Society of Exploration Geophysicists (SEG) Since 1999

Geological Society of Israel Since 2002

American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG) Since 2012

Israel Association of Aquatic Sciences (IAAS) Since 2008

International Association Sedimentologists (IAS) Since 2019

Research interests

Active seafloor processes - climate and conservation, potential geohazards and resources

  • Recent submarine mass transport – sliding and turbidity channels lobe systems

  • Seafloor gas, seepage and hydrates and their associated phenomena

  • The working and impacts of environmental change

  • Conservation and management of deep-sea habitats


Margin and basin studies

  • Crustal structure and evolution of the Levant Basin

  • The Messinian Salt, evolution and mechanisms

  • Long and short term controls of continental margin morphology

  • Faulting mechanisms and rates


Multi-attribute 2D & 3D seismic methods in offshore research, exploration and development

  • Advanced seismic attributes

  • Supervised and automatic quantitative interpretation

  • Depth migration and AVO processing & analysis

  • Reservoir characterization


Very High Resolution acoustic profiling, imaging & characterization:

  • Synthetic Aperture Sonar (SAS) imaging

  • VHR multi-channel seismic profiling

  • Geo-acoustic seafloor characterization

  • Full phase sonar

  • Shallow water imaging

  • Target characterization

Courses

  • Geophysical methods in research of the marine environment

An annual course, Departments of Marine Geosciences and Marine Technologies, CSMS, University of Haifa (M.Sc. / Ph.D. level)

  • Analysis and processing of seismic data

An annual course, Departments of Marine Geosciences and Marine Technologies, CSMS, University of Haifa (M.Sc. / Ph.D. level)

  • An introduction to oil and gas geophysics

Natural Gas & Petroleum Engineering program, Technion (M.E. level)

Publications

Scientific publications

Olakunle, O. K., Ajibola, L. M., Muhammad, I. H., & Makovsky, Y. (2021). Massive seafloor mounds depict potential for seafloor mineral deposits in the Great South Basin (GSB) offshore New Zealand. Scientific reports, 11(1), 1-19.

Spiro, B., Ezra, O., Najorka, J., Delgado, A., Bialik, O., Ben-Avraham, Z., Coleman, D. & Makovsky, Y. (2021). Mineralogical, chemical and stable C and O isotope characteristics of surficial carbonate structures from the Mediterranean offshore Israel indicate microbial and thermogenic methane origin. Geo-Marine Letters, 41(1), 1-17.

Bialik, O. M., Samankassou, E., Meilijson, A., Waldmann, N. D., Steinberg, J., Karcz, K., & Makovsky, Y. (2021). Short-lived early Cenomanian volcanic atolls of Mt. Carmel, northern Israel. Sedimentary Geology, 411, 105805.

Feigin, M., Makovsky, Y., Freedman, D., Anthony, B. W., (2020) High-frequency full-waveform inversion with deep learning for seismic and medical ultrasound imaging. In SEG Technical Program Expanded Abstracts 2020, pp. 3492-3496. https://doi.org/10.1190/segam2020-3426935.1

Diamant, R., Shachar, I., Makovsky, Y., Ferreira, B. M., Cruz, N. A. (2020). Cross-Sensor Quality Assurance for Marine Observatories. Remote Sensing, 12(21), 3470.‏ https://doi.org/10.3390/rs12213470

Meilijson, A., Y. Makovsky, M. Lazar, N. D. Waldmann (2020) Identifying organic-rich intervals sourcing the Pliocene-Quaternary Yafo Petroleum System biogenic gas in the Levant Basin, offshore Israel. First Break, 2019, pp. 1-5. https://doi.org/10.3997/2214-4609.201903156

Meilijson, A., E. Finkelman-Torgeman, O. M. Bialik, F. G. Boudinot, J. Steinberg, Z. Karcz, N. D. Waldmann, C. Benjamini, H. Vinegar, Y. Makovsky, (2020) Significance to hydrocarbon exploration of terrestrial organic matter introduced into deep marine systems: insights from the Lower Cretaceous in the Levant Basin. Marine and Petroleum Geology, 122. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.marpetgeo.2020.104671

Meilijson, A., E. Finkelman, S. Ashckenazi-Polivoda, F. G. Boudinot, O. M. Bialik, G. Coletti, J. Steinberg, K. Karcz, N. D. Waldmann, J. Sepúlveda, Y. Makovsky, (2020) Petroleum potential of Cretaceous source rocks in the Levant Basin. Arabian Journal of Geosciences, accepted 2019

Meilijson, A., J. Liu, Y. Makovsky, (2020) In and out of the salt: How to overcome stratigraphic uncertainty in evaporitic systems? A case study from the MSC in the deep Levant Basin. Arabian Journal of Geosciences, accepted 2019.

Malul, D., T. Lotan, Y. Makovsky, R. Holzman, and U. Shavit. (2020) The Levantine jellyfish Rhopilema nomadica and Rhizostoma pulmo swim faster against the flow than with the flow. Scientific Reports, 9(1), 1-6. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-019-56311-3

Meilijson, A., Y. Makovsky, M. Lazar, N. D. Waldmann (2020) Identifying organic-rich intervals sourcing the Pliocene-Quaternary Yafo Petroleum System biogenic gas in the Levant Basin, offshore Israel. First Break, 2019, pp. 1-5.https://doi.org/10.3997/2214-4609.201903156

Beccari, V., Basso, D., Spezzaferri, S., Rüggeberg, A. and Makovsky, Y., (2020) Preliminary video-spatial analysis of cold seeps bivalve beds along the continental slope of Israel (Palmahim Disturbance). Deep Sea Research II: Topical Studies in Oceanography, 171, 104664. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.dsr2.2019.104664

Basso, D., Beccari, V., Almogi-Labin, A., Hyams-Kaphzan, O., Makovsky, Y., Rüggeberg A. and Spezzaferri, S., (2020) Macro- and micro-fauna from cold seeps in the Palmahim Disturbance Zone (Israeli off-shore), with description of Waisiuconcha corsellii n.sp. (Bivalvia, Vesicomyidae). Deep Sea Research II: Topical Studies in Oceanography, 171, 104723. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.dsr2.2019.104723

Gadol, O., G. Tibor, U. ten Brink, J. K. Hall, G. Groves-Gidney, G. Bar-Am, C. Hübscher and Y. Makovsky, (2019) Semi-automated bathymetric spectral decomposition delineates the impact of mass wasting on the morphological evolution of the continental slope, offshore Israel. Basin Research, 00: 1– 28. https://doi.org/10.1111/bre.12420

Tayber, Z., A. Meilijson, Z. Ben-Avraham and Y. Makovsky, (2019) Methane hydrate stability and potential resource in the Levant Basin, southeastern Mediterranean Sea. Geosciences, 9(7), 306. https://doi.org/10.3390/geosciences9070306

Minshull, A.M., H. Marín-Moreno, P. Betlem, J. Bialas, S. Buenz, E. Burwicz, A. L. Cameselle, G. Cifci, M. Giustiniani, J. I. T. Hillman, S. Hölz, J. R. Hopper, G. Ion, R. León, V. Magalhaes, Y. Makovsky, M.-P. Mata, M. D. Max, I. Ostrovsky, T Nielsen, N. O’Neill, L. M. Pinheiro, A. A. Plaza-Faverola, D. Rey, S. Roy, K. Schwalenberg, K. Senger, S. Vadakkepuliyambatta, A. Vasilev and J.-T. Vázquez, (2019) Hydrate occurrence in Europe: a review of available evidence. Marine and Petroleum Geology, 111, 735-764. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.marpetgeo.2019.08.014

Meilijson, A., F. Hilgen, J. Sepúlveda, J. Steinberg, V. Fairbank, R. Flecker, N. Waldmann, S. A. Spaulding, O. Bialik, F. G. Boudinot, Y. Makovsky. (2019) Chronology with a pinch of salt: integrated stratigraphy of Messinian evaporites in the deep Eastern Mediterranean reveals long lasting halite deposition during Atlantic connectivity. Earth Science Reviews, 194, 374-398. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.earscirev.2019.05.011

Stern, N., A. Weissman and Y. Makovsky, (2018) East and deep: range extension and depth record for the leopard-spotted goby Thorogobius ephippiatus (Lowe, 1839) (Osteichthyes: Gobiidae), Journal of Applied Ichthyology, 00,1–3. https://doi.org/10.1111/jai.13625

Meilijson, A., J. Steinberg, F. Hilgen, O. M. Bialik, N. D. Waldmann and Y. Makovsky, (2018) Deep-basin evidence resolves a 50-year-old debate and demonstrates Messinian synchronous evaporite deposition in a non-desiccated Mediterranean, Geology, 46 (3), 243-246. https://doi.org/10.1130/G39868.1

Safadi, M., A. Meilijson, Y. Makovsky, (2017) Internal deformation of the southeast Levant margin through continued activity of buried mass transport deposits, Tectonics, 36(3), pp.559-581. https://doi.org/10.1002/2016TC004342

Shtienberg, G., J. Dix, N. Waldmann, Y. Makovsky, A. Golan, D. Sivan, (2016) Late-Pleistocene evolution of the continental shelf of central Israel, a case study from Hadera, Geomorphology, 261, 200–211. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.geomorph.2016.03.008

Sagy, Y., Z. Gvirtzman, M. Reshef and Y. Makovsky, (2015) The Enigma of the Jonah high in the Middle of the Levant Basin and its Significance to the History of Rifting, Tectonophysics,665, 186-198. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tecto.2015.09.037

Sela-Adler, M., B. Herut, I. Bar-Or, G. Antler, E. Eliani-Russak, E. Levy, Y. Makovsky, O. Sivan,(2015) Geochemical evidence for biogenic methane production and consumption in shallow sediments of the SE Mediterranean shelf (Israel), Continental Shelf Research, 101, 117-124. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.csr.2015.04.001

Eruteya, O. E., N. Waldmann, D. Schalev, Y. Makovsky and Z. Ben-Avraham, (2015) Intra- to Post- Messinian deep-water gas piping in the Levant Basin, SE Mediterranean, Marine and Petroleum Geology, 66 (1), 246-261. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.marpetgeo.2015.03.007

Eruteya, O. E., M. Safadi, N. Waldmann, Y. Makovsky and Z. Ben-Avraham, (2015) Seismic geomorphology of the Israel Slump Complex in the central Levant Basin, in Lamarche G. et al., Submarine Mass Movements and Their Consequences, 7th international symposium, Advances in Natural and Technological Hazards Research, 41, 39-47. https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-3-319-20979-1_4

Gvirtzman, Z., M. Reshef, O. Buch-Leviatan, G. Groves-Gidney, Z. Karcz, Y. Makovsky, Z. Ben-Avraham, (2015) Bathymetry of the Levant basin: interaction of salt-tectonics and surficial mass movements, Marine Geology, 390, 25-39. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.margeo.2014.12.001

Hartman, G., T.M. Niemi, G. Tibor, Z. Ben-Avraham, R. A. Al-Zoubi, Y. Makovsky, E. Akawi, A. Abueladas, R. Al-Ruzouq (2014) Quaternary tectonic evolution of the northern Gulf of Elat/Aqaba along the Dead Sea Transform, Journal of Geophysical Research, 119, doi:10.1002/2013JB010879. https://doi.org/10.1002/2013JB010879

Hartman, G., Z. Ben-Avraham, G. Tibor, T.M. Niemi, A. Al-Zoubi, R. A. Sade, J. K. Hall, E. Akawi, A. Abueladas, R. Al-Ruzouq, Y. Makovsky (2014) Distinct relict fringing reefs in the northern shelf of the Gulf of Elat/Aqaba: markers of Quaternary eustatic and climatic episodes, Sedimentology, doi: 10.1111/sed.12179. https://doi.org/10.1111/sed.12179 Rubin-Blum, M., G. Antler, A.V. Turchyn, R. Tsadok, B.N. Goodman-Tchernov, E. Shemesh, J.A.

Austin Jr., D.F. Coleman, Y. Makovsky, O. Sivan, D. Tchernov (2014) Hydrocarbon-related microbial processes in the deep sediments of the Eastern Mediterranean Levantine Basin, FEMS Microbiology Ecology, 87(3), 780-796, DOI: 10.1111/1574-6941.12264. https://doi.org/10.1111/1574-6941.12264

Klemperer, S.L., B.M. Kennedy, S.R. Sastry, Y. Makovsky, T. Harinarayana, M.L. Leech (2013) Mantle fluids in the Karakoram fault: Helium isotope evidence, Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 366, 59–70. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.epsl.2013.01.013

Katsman, R., I. Ostrovsky, Y. Makovsky (2013) Methane bubble growth in fine-grained muddy aquatic sediment: Insight from modelling, Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 377–378, 336–346. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.epsl.2013.07.011

Katsman, R., I. Ostrovsky, Y. Makovsky, (2013) Finite element modeling of buoyancy-driven methane bubble growth in muddy aquatic sediment, In J.S. Papadakis, L. Bjorno (eds.) The 1st International Conference and Exhibition on Underwater Acoustics, pp. 1653-1558. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.epsl.2013.07.011

Coleman, D.F., J.A. Austin Jr, Z. Ben-Avraham, Y. Makovsky and Tchernov D., (2012) Seafloor pockmarks, deepwater corals, and cold seeps along the continental margin of Israel, In Bell, K.L.C., K. Elliott, C. Martinez, and S.A. Fuller (eds.) New Frontiers in Ocean Exploration: The E/V Nautilus and NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer 2011 Field Season, Oceanography, 25(1), supplement, p. 41-44.

Schattner, U., Lazar M., Tibor G., Ben-Avraham Z., and Makovsky Y., (2010) Filling up the shelf – a sedimentary response to the last post-glacial sea rise, Marine Geology, 278, 165–176. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.margeo.2010.10.006

Karplus, M., S. Klemperer, Z. Wenjin, W. Zhenhan, S. Danian, S. Heping, L. Brown, C. Chen, J. Mechie, R. Kind, Tilmann, F., Y. Makovsky and R. Meissner, (2008) Northeast Tibetan crustal structure from INDEPTH IV controlled-source seismic Data. Himalayan Journal of Sciences, 5(7), pp.76-77.

Zhao, W., L. Brown, Z. Wu, S.L. Klemperer, D. Shi, J. Mechie, H. Su, F. Tilmann, M. Karplus, Y. Makovsky, (2008) Seismology near the NE Edge of the Tibetan Plateau, EOS Transactions, AGU, 89 (48), 487.

Makovsky, Y., A. Wunch, R. Ariely, Y. Shaked, A. Rivlin, A. Shemesh, Z. Ben-Avraham, A. Agnon, (2008) Quaternary transform kinematics constrained by sequence stratigraphy and submerged coastline features: The Gulf of Aqaba, Earth and Planetary Science Letters,271, 109-122. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.epsl.2008.03.057

Makovsky, Y., A. Canning, E. Ragoza, and A. Guchter, (1999) Removing Acquisition footprints in 3D pre-stack migration – an example, Extended Abstract Book, EAGE 61 Conference and Technical Exhibition, 6-05. https://doi.org/10.3997/2214-4609.201407678

Makovsky, Y., S.L. Klemperer, L. Ratschbacher, and D. Alsdorf, (1999) Midcrustal reflector truncating the India-Asia suture from INDEPTH wide-angle seismic profiling in southern Tibet?, Tectonics, 18 (5), 793-808. https://doi.org/10.1029/1999TC900022

Makovsky, Y., and S.L. Klemperer, (1999) Measuring the seismic properties of Tibetan bright-spots: Evidence for free aqueous fluids in the Tibetan middle crust, Journal of Geophysical Research, 104 (B5), 10,795-10,825. https://doi.org/10.1029/1998JB900074

Alsdorf, D., L.D. Brown, K.D. Nelson, Y. Makovsky, S.L. Klemperer, and W. Zhao, (1998) Crustal deformation of the Lhasa terrain, Tibet Plateau from INDEPTH (International Deep Profiling of Tibet and the Himalaya) seismic reflection profiles, Tectonics, 17 (4), 501-519. https://doi.org/10.1029/98TC01315

Alsdorf, D., Y. Makovsky, Z. Wenjin, L.D. Brown, K.D. Nelson, S.L. Klemperer, M. Hauck, A. Ross, M. Cogan, M. Clark, J. Che, and J. Kuo, (1998) INDEPTH (International Deep Profiling of Tibet and the Himalaya) multi-channel seismic reflection data: Description and availability, Journal of Geophysical Research,103 (B11), 26,993-26,999. https://doi.org/10.1029/98JB01078

ten Brink, U.S., R.I. Hackney, S. Bannister, T.A. Stern, and Y. Makovsky, (1997) Uplift of the Transantarctic mountains and the bedrock beneath the East Antarctic ice sheet, Journal of Geophysical Research, 102 (B12), 27,603-27,621. https://doi.org/10.1029/97JB02483

Makovsky, Y., S. L. Klemperer, L. Ratschbacher, L. D. Brown, M. Li, W. Zhao, and F. Mung, (1996) INDEPTH wide-angle profiling in southern Tibet: magma beneath the Tibetan rift system, Science, 274, 1690-1691. https://doi.org/10.1126/science.274.5293.1690

Nelson, K. D., W. Zhao, L. D. Brown, J. Kuo, J. Che, X. Liu, S. L. Klemperer, Y. Makovsky, R. Meissner, J. Mechie, R. Kind, F. Wenzel, J. Ni, J. Nabelek, L. Chen, T. Handong, W. Wu, A. G. Jones, J. Booker, M. Unsworth, W. S. F. Kidd, M. Hauck, D. Alsdorf, A. Ross, M. Cogan, C. Wu, E. Sandvol, and M. Edwards, (1996) Partially molten middle crust beneath southern Tibet: synthesis of project INDEPTH results, Science, 274, 1684-1688. https://doi.org/10.1126/science.274.5293.1684

Makovsky, Y., S.L. Klemperer, L. Huang, D. Lu, and project INDEPTH team, (1996) Structural elements of the southern Tethyan Himalaya crust from wide-angle seismic data, Tectonics, 15, 5, 997-1005. https://doi.org/10.1029/96TC00310

Zhao, W., K.D. Nelson, and project INDEPTH team, (1993) Deep seismic reflection evidence for continental underthrusting beneath southern Tibet, Nature, 366, 557-559 (Y. Makovsky appears on the affixed list of INDEPTH team).

Technical reports and other publications

Makovsky, Y., O. M. Bialik, A. Neuman, M. Rubin-Blum, (2020) Rare habitats at the seafloor of Palmahim Disturbance – characterization and mapping for the purpose of conservation. AMEL report AMEL_16122020.0, University of Haifa, pp. 18.

Makovsky, Y., O. Gadol, I. Lifshiz, I. (2020) Energean Oil and Gas -Karish pipeline Offshore EMMP - A geohazard assessment supplement. AMEL report AMEL2020-1, University of Haifa, pp. 41.

Bialik, O. M., A. Meilijson, J. Steinberg3, K. Karcz, N. D. Waldmann and Y. Makovsky (2019) Albian to Turonian Carbonate Facies of. Mt. Carmel. AAPG GTW-Israel fieldtrip guidebook, October 28th, 2019, Haifa, Israel, 36 pp.

Meilijson, A., O. M. Bialik, N. D. Waldmann and Y. Makovsky (2019) Source Rocks in the Levant and Surrounding Region. A research report submitted to Ratio Oil Exploration and Delek Drilling, AMEL, University of Haifa, 120 pp.

Bialik, O. M. and Y. Makovsky (2018) Cretaceous carbonate buildup analogues. A research report submitted to Ratio Oil Exploration and Delek Drilling, AMEL, University of Haifa, 50 pp.

Makovsky, Y., A. Neuman, A. Surdyaev and M. Elad (2018) General trends of the top-most sand unit along the coastline of southern and central Israel. A research report submitted to the Mediterranean Coastal Cliff Preservation Government Company Ltd., pp. 34.

Makovsky, Y., O. Gadol, I. Lifshiz, I. Zervas and A. Neuman (2018) A preliminary seismic and geological investigation towards Energean’s Offshore pipeline EMMP, AMEL, University of Haifa, pp. 15.

Makovsky, Y. (2017) Noble Energy - Leviathan Pipeline Route Project: The distribution of seafloor pockmarks along the base of the continental slope of Central Israel, pp. 21.

Makovsky, Y. (2017) Energean Oil & Gas Karish and Tanin Fields Development Plan: Export Pipeline - preliminary geohazards and environmental evaluation, pp. 36.

Makovsky, Y., A. Rüggeberg, O. Bialik, A. Foubert, A. Almogi-Labin, Y. Alter, V. Bampas, D. Basso, E. Feenstra, R. Fentimen, O. Friedheim, E. Hall, O. Hazan, B. Herut, E. Kallergis, A. Karageorgis, A.Kolountzakis, L. Manousakis, M. Nikolaidis, F. Pantazoglou, E. Rahav, P. Renieris, N. Schleinkofer, G. Sisma Ventura, V.Stasnios, A.Weissman, and the EUROFLEETS2 SEMSEEP Participants, (2017) R/V AEGAEO Cruise EUROFLEETS2 SEMSEEP, EUROFLEETS2 Cruise Summary Report, Friburg, Switzerland, pp. 62.

Makovsky, Y. (2016) Ratio Oil – Edison – Israel Opportunity: Gal Spectral Decomposition Project Report, AMEL, pp. 19.

Lotan, T., Y. Makovsky, B. Katsnelson (2016) Repelling jellyfish flocks through active self-response to acoustic disturbance – a preliminary feasibility test, A final report (in Hebrew) submitted to Electricity Company of Israel, pp. 21.

Makovsky Y., G. Tibor, B. Herut, M. Kanari, O. Sivan, G. Antler, R. Bookman, B. Spiro, M. Safadi, O. Gadol, L. Bar-Zvi, M. Elad, A. Surdyaev (2016) Characterizing and timing the latest submarine slides offshore Israel – an essential basis for coastal and offshore development risk assessment - path B, A final report submitted to the Ministry of Science Technology, pp. 51.

Makovsky, Y. (2015) Marteam Ltd. – Israel Ports Hamifratz Port, Haifa - Preliminary Surveying Sub-bottom Profiling Component Final report, AMEL, pp. 22.

Makovsky, Y. (2015) Ratio Oil: SaraMira Block Spectral Decomposition Project, Final report, A report prepared for Ratio Oil, AMEL, pp. 26.

Makovsky, Y., (2014) Marteam Ltd. – Israel Ports – Israel Antiquities Authority: Haifa Port– Shallow Sub-bottom Reflection Project Final Report, AMEL, pp. 14.

Makovsky, Y., U. Schattner (2014) Geological seafloor elements on the continental shelf between Hertzlia and Hadera based on processing and interpretation of a high resolution seismic survey (in Hebrew), A report prepared for the Emek Hefer Municipality, CSMS-2014/DMG-01, Haifa, pp. 8.

Makovsky, Y., (2013) Ocean-Science Israel Ports Haifa Bay Single Channel Imaging Project - Processing Report, pp. 4.

Makovsky, Y., (2012) EDT-Zukim Bat-Yam project 2011 – sub-bottom profiling report, pp. 5.

Goldman, M., U. Kafri, Y. Makovsky, E. Levi (2012) Detection of saline groundwater bodies along the Be'er Sheva valley between the Dead Sea and the proximity of the Mediterranean Sea using geo-electric methods, A report produced for: The Governmental Authority for Water and Sewage, State of Israel, Report no. CSMS-2012/DMG-01, Haifa, pp. 84.

Gvirtzman, Z., Y. Makovsky, Y. Sagy, (2011) Reprocessing and geological interpretation of old seismic lines in the Haifa Bay, Geological Survey of Israel Report GSI/27/2011, pp. 15.

Makovsky, Y., (2011) EDT-Zukim Hof Carmel project 2011 – sub-bottom profiling report, pp. 6.

Makovsky, Y., (2011) Adira Energy Gabriella Yitzhak Licenses: Profile IS-2035 – Depth Migration report, pp. 8.

Makovsky, Y., (2011) Adira Energy Gabriella Yitzhak Licenses: Profile IS_1004 Depth Migration Project - processing report, pp. 28.

Makovsky, Y., (2011) Adira Energy Gabriella Yitzhak Licenses: Profile IS-1004 - AVO processing report, pp. 50.

Makovsky, Y., (2011) Adira Energy: Profiles 94-310, 94-320 - processing report, pp. 60.

Makovsky, Y., I. Elhanaty D. Tezcan, (2011) Application of advanced very-high-resolution multi-channel seismic reflection technology to the estimation of recent activity of the Carmel fault, and its associated submarine hydrologic system: a feasibility test, Israel Ministry of National Infrastructures Earth Science Research Administration, Report ES-49-2009, pp. 8.

Makovsky, Y., (2010) Oceana - Noble Energy gas pipe alternative routes survey: Sub-bottom profile data processing and interpretation report, pp. 20.

Makovsky, Y., I. Elhanaty, (2009) Application of advanced very-high-resolution multi-channel seismic reflection technology to the estimation of recent activity of the Carmel fault, and its associated submarine hydrologic system: a feasibility test, Israel Ministry of Infrastructure report ES-49-2009, pp. 8.

Makovsky, Y. and A. Collyer-Todd, 2007, GeoDepth 3D Training Manual -Instructor’s Guide, Paradigm, pp. 28.

Makovsky, Y. and A. Collyer-Todd, 2007, GeoDepth 3D Training Manual -Section Three, Paradigm, pp. 182.

Makovsky, Y. and A. Collyer-Todd, 2007, GeoDepth 3D Training Manual -Section Two, Paradigm, pp. 196.

Makovsky, Y. and A. Collyer-Todd, 2007, GeoDepth 3D Training Manual-Section One, Paradigm, pp. 175.

Makovsky, Y., A. Agnon, R. Ariely, Z. Ben-Avraham, A. Shemesh, C. Zion, A. R. Sade, (2005) Mapping the active morphotectonic system in the head of Eilat Gulf using existing acoustic data – 2004 end of year report, Israel Ministry of Infrastructure report ES-22-2004.

Ben-Gai, Y., U. Frieslander, M. Reznikov, Y. Makovsky, M. Rybakov, L. Fleischer, Y. Rotstein, and R. Hofstetter, (2002) The deep structure and stratigraphy of Central Israel, Geophysical Institute of Israel Report 825/171/0

Makovsky, Y. , (1995) Ground penetrating radar measurements, in U.S. ten Brink and S. Bannister , EAST93 - geophysical traverse from the Transantarctic mountains to the Wilkes basin, east Antarctica, A joint U.S. - N.Z. Science project, U.S. Geological Survrvey Open File Report 95-225, p. A3.1-A3.5.

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Student’s theses

Alter, Y. (2020) Modeling Sub-seafloor Calcite Precipitation in the Deep Israeli Offshore – a Sensitivity Test, M.Sc. thesis; Advisors: R. Katsman and Y. Makovsky; The Moses Strauss Department of Marine Geosciences, University of Haifa, Haifa, Israel.

Liu, J. (2020) Geological characteristics of base Messinian surface in the Levant Basin, offshore central Israel, M.Sc. thesis; Advisor: Y. Makovsky; The Moses Strauss Department of Marine Geosciences, University of Haifa, Haifa, Israel.

Ben-Zvi, L. (2019) Mechanical Properties Valuation and T-bar Application to Research the Goliath Submarine Slide on Southern Israel, M.Sc. thesis; Advisor: Y. Makovsky; The Moses Strauss Department of Marine Geosciences, University of Haifa, Haifa, Israel.

Ben-Naim, R. (2019) Petrophysical properties of shallow marine sediments offshore Haifa Bay, Northern Israel, M.Sc. thesis; Advisors: N. Waldmann, Y. Makovsky; The Moses Strauss Department of Marine Geosciences, University of Haifa, Haifa, Israel.

Wang, S. (2019) Constraining the recent activity of the Carmel and Western Galilee Faults System at the edge of the continental shelf, M.Sc. thesis; Advisor: Y. Makovsky; The Moses Strauss Department of Marine Geosciences, University of Haifa, Haifa, Israel.

Arnon, M. (2018) Geomorphological insights into the evolution of the Israeli continental shelf since the middle Pleistocene, M.Sc. thesis; Advisors: N. Waldmann, Y. Makovsky; The Moses Strauss Department of Marine Geosciences, University of Haifa, Haifa, Israel.

Ezra, O. (2017) Topology and formation settings of deep water carbonates at the boundaries of the Palmahim Disturbance, offshore Israel, M.Sc. thesis; Advisor: Y. Makovsky, The Moses Strauss Department of Marine Geosciences, University of Haifa, Haifa, Israel.

Tayber, Z. (2017) Methane hydrate stability and potential reserves in the Levant basin, M.Sc. thesis; Advisor: Y. Makovsky; The Moses Strauss Department of Marine Geosciences, University of Haifa, Haifa, Israel.

Elad, M. (2017) The timing and sedimentology of the Goliath slide: A new perspective on the evolution of a recent slide complex, offshore Israel, M.Sc. thesis; Advisors: Y. Makovsky, R. Buckman and A. Almogi-Labin; The Moses Strauss Department of Marine Geosciences, University of Haifa, Haifa, Israel.

Marig, Y. (2015) A New Look at the Tectonic Evolution of the Palmahim Disturbance, M.Sc. Thesis (in Hebrew); Advisors: S. Feinstein, Y. Ben Gai, Y. Makovsky, Department of Geological and Environmental Sciences, Ben-Gurion University.

Tsabar, A. (2015) Monitoring the dynamics of the hydrological system in Mineral Beach sinkholes, Dead Sea, M.Sc. Thesis; Advisors: Y. Makovsky, E. Shalev, A. Sagy, The Moses Strauss Department of Marine Geosciences, University of Haifa.

Gadol, O. (2015) Submarine slides: shaping of the continental slope offshore Israel, M.Sc. Thesis; Advisor: Y. Makovsky, The Moses Strauss Department of Marine Geosciences, University of Haifa.

Safadi, M. (2015) Long lasting continued activity of buried mass transport deposits in the southeast Levant margins, M.Sc. Thesis; Advisor: Y. Makovsky, The Moses Strauss Department of Marine Geosciences, University of Haifa.

Elhanaty, I. (2014) High Resolution seismic characterization of shallow gas bearing sediments, North Western Sea of Galilee, Israel, M.Sc. Thesis; Advisor: Y. Makovsky, The Moses Strauss Department of Marine Geosciences, University of Haifa .

Hartman, G. (2012) Quaternary evolution of a transform basin: The northern Gulf of Eilat-Aqaba, PH.D. Dissertation; Advisors: Z. Ben-Avraham, G. Tibor, Y. Makovsky, Department of Geophysics and Planetary Sciences, Tel Aviv University.

Gatteno, B. (2006) Quantitative electromagnetic mapping of soil composition and archaeological remains in agricultural areas: Mapping the eastern Roman circus of Caesarea, M.Sc. Thesis (in Hebrew); Advisors: Z. Ben-Avraham, S. Marco, Y. Makovsky, Department of Geophysics and Planetary Sciences, Tel Aviv University.

Conference abstracts

Ashkenazi, L., Katz, O., Abramovich, S., Almogi-Labin, A., Makovsky, Y., Gadol, O., Kanari, M. and Hyams-Kaphzan, O. (2021). Benthic foraminifera as indicators for recent sediments transport in the Eastern Mediterranean upper continental slope, offshore Israel. In EGU General Assembly Conference Abstracts (pp. EGU21-8655).

Weidlich, R., O. Bialik, A. Rüggeberg, B. Grobéty, T. Vennemann, Y. Makovsky, A. Foubert (2020) Distributions and Air-Sea Exchange of Methane and Nitrous Oxide in the Levantine Basin. In Swiss Geoscience Meeting 2020.

Dedrick, J., Yvon-Lewis, S. A., Makovsky, Y., Bialik, O. M., Sher, D. (2020) Distributions and Air-Sea Exchange of Methane and Nitrous Oxide in the Levantine Basin. In Ocean Sciences Meeting 2020. AGU.

Gadol, O., Y, O. Katz, M. Kanari, O. M. Bialik, Y. Makovsky (2019) A detailed investigation of the submarine landslide trends along the continental slope offshore Israel. 34th IAS International Meeting of Sedimentology, Rome, Italy.

Makovsky, Y., O. M. Bialik (2019) Depositional controls of seafloor gas seepage in the Southeastern Levant. 34th IAS International Meeting of Sedimentology, Rome, Italy.

Eruteya, O.E., Makovsky, Y., Moscariello, A., Waldmann, N., (2019), Israel Slump Complex: A second-tier seal and transient reservoir in the Levant Basin, Mediterranean Sea. American Geophysical Union, San Francisco, USA.

Waldmann, N., Bialik, O.M., Arnon, M., Niyazi, Y., Makovsky, Y., (2019), The evolution of the Israeli continetnal shelf since the Middle Pleistocene: a seismic geomorphological perception. Regional Conference On Geomorphology, Athens, Greece.

Makovsky, Y., Arnon, M., Bialik, O.M., Niyazi, Y., Waldmann, N.D., (2019) The evolution of the Israeli continental shelf since the Middle Pleistocene: a seismic geomorphological perception. 20th Congress of the International Union for Quaternary Research, Dublin, Ireland.

Zervas, I., Waldmann, N., Makovsky, Y. (2019) Growth and Interactions of overlapping faults: insights into strike-slip and dip-slip displacement relationships. EGU Annual Meeting 2019, Vienna, Austria.

Bialik, O.M., Meilijson, A., Steinberg, J., Karcz, K., Waldmann N., Li, W., Makovsky, Y. (2019) Evolution of the Albian-Turonian Levant carbonate platform in respond to the long term transgressive forcing. EGU Annual Meeting 2019, Vienna, Austria.

Makovsky, Y. and O.M. Bialik (2019) Seafloor gas seepage in the southeastern Mediterranean Sea: controls and implications. IAAS Annual Meeting, Haifa, Israel.

Weissman, A., Bialik, O., Makovsky, Y., Shemesh, E., Tchernov, D. (2019) The discovery of cold seep communities and cold water coral gardens at the Palmahim Disturbance- Science Based Prediction of Biodiversity Hotpots in the Deep Mediterranean. 2nd Israeli Conference for Conservation Science (ICCS). Haifa, Israel.

Lifshiz, I., Makovsky Y., 2019. The Controls of pre-MSC Morphology on the Thin Skin Deformation Patterns and Styles at the Dor Disturbance Offshore Israel. Geological Society of Israel annual meeting, Kfar Blum, Israel.

Zervas, I., Bialik, O.M., Waldmann, N., Makovsky, Y. (2019) Growth and Interactions of Subparallel Strike-Slip Faults in Post-Messinian Sediments, Levant Basin, Offshore Israel. Israel Geological Society Annual Meeting, Kfar-Blum, Israel.

Lawal, M., Bialik, O.M., Waldmann, N. D., Makovsky, Y. (2019) Detecting Plio-Quaternary gas accumulations, seepage and leakage patterns offshore Israel. Israel Geological Society Annual Meeting, Kfar-Blum, Israel.

Makovsky, Y., A. Neuman, A. Surdyaev, M. Elad (2019) General trends of the top-most sand unit along the coastline of southern and central Israel. Israel Geological Society Annual Meeting, Kfar-Blum, Israel.

Makovsky, Y. and O.M. Bialik (2019) Seafloor gas seepage in the southeastern Mediterranean Sea: controls and implications. Israel Geological Society Annual Meeting, Kfar-Blum, Israel.

Lifshiz, I., Makovsky Y., 2019. The Kinematics of the Dor Disturbance Offshore Israel: The Controls of pre-MSC Morphology on the Thin Skin Deformation Patterns and Styles. AAPG GTW, Tel-Aviv, Israel.

Zervas, I., Bialik, O.M., Makovsky, Y., Waldmann, N. D. (2019) Growth and Interactions of Subparallel Strike-Slip Faults in Post-Messinian Sediments, Levant Basin, Offshore Israel. AAPG GTW, Tel-Aviv, Israel.

Meilijson, A., F. Hilgen, J. Sepúlveda, J. Steinberg, V. Fairbank, R. Flecker, N. D. Waldmann, S. A. Spaulding, O. M. Bialik, F. G. Boudinot, and Y. Makovsky, (2019) Integrated Stratigraphy of Messinian Evaporites in the Deep Eastern Mediterranean Reveal Long Lasting Halite Deposition During Atlantic Connectivity. AAPG GTW, Tel-Aviv, Israel.

Bialik, O.M., Meilijson, A., Steinberg, J., Karcz, K., Li, W., Waldmann N., Makovsky, Y. (2019) Depositional and diagenetic evolution of the Albian-Turonian Levant carbonate platform: insights from onshore outcrops. AAPG GTW, Tel-Aviv, Israel.

Meilijson, A., O. Bialik, G. Coletti, F. G. Boudinot, N. D. Waldmann, C. Benjamini, J. Sepúlveda, Y. Makovsky, (2019) A Regional Investigation of an Under-Considered Source Rock in the Eastern Mediterranean: Organic Rich Carbonates from the Eocene of the Levant Margins. AAPG GTW, Tel-Aviv, Israel.

Lawal, M., Bialik, O. M., Waldmann, N., Makovsky, Y. (2019) Seafloor Seepage Features and Subsurface Expressions of Gas Accumulations in the SE of the Levant Basin, Offshore Israel. AAPG GTW, Tel-Aviv, Israel.

Makovsky, Y. and O.M. Bialik (2019) Shallow Gas in the Southeastern Levant: the Variability of an Evolving Microbial Gas System. AAPG Geoscience Technology Workshop (GTW), Exploration and Development of Siliciclastics and Carbonate Reservoirs in the Eastern Mediterranean, Tel Aviv, Israel.

Meilijson, A., Y. Makovsky, J. Steinberg, F. Hilgen, J. Sepúlveda, (2018) Life in a pinch of salt: organic proxies for the ecology and oceanographic environment of the deep Mediterranean Messinian salinity crisis. Rocky Mountain Geobiology Symposium, Colorado School of Mines, Golden.

Rubin Blum, M., Meron, D., Rahav, E., Sela-Adler, M., Herut, B., Bialik, O., Ruggeberg, A., Foubert, A., Makovsky, Y. (2018) Hydrocarbon seepage drives hotspots of biogenic burrowing, microbial diversity and activity in the oligotrophic Southeastern Mediterranean, 14th International Conference on Gas in Marine Sediments GIMS 14, Haifa, Israel.

Weissman, A., Bialik, O., Makovsky, Y., Shemesh, E., Tchernov, D. (2018) Cold seep communities and cold water corals of the Palmachim Disturbance –biodiversity hotspots at an edge system, 14th International Conference on Gas in Marine Sediments GIMS 14, Haifa, Israel.

Sela-Adler, M., Rahav, E., Bialik, O., Silverman, J., Ruggeberg, A., Alter, Y., Makovsky, Y., Herut, B., Foubert, A. (2018) Geochemical Pore water characterization in short sediment cores within pockmarks, Levant channel and coral sites at the Palmahim disturbance, SE Mediterranean, 14th International Conference on Gas in Marine Sediments GIMS 14, Haifa, Israel.

Ezra, O., Najorka, J., Delgado, A., Bialik, O., Ben-Avraham, Z., Coleman, D., Makovsky, Y. (2018) Coupled methane oxidation and dolomite-magnesian calcite deposition in calcareous chimney structures on the Israeli Mediterranean Slope, 14th International Conference on Gas in Marine Sediments GIMS 14, Haifa, Israel.

Weissman, A., Bialik, O., Makovsky, Y., Shemesh, E., Tchernov, D. (2018) Cold Seep Communities and Cold Water Corals of the Palmahim Disturbance – biodiversity hotspots at an edge system. 14th Gas In Marine Sediments (GIMS) conference. Haifa, Israel.

Bialik, O. M., Ezra, O., Spiro, B., Foubert, A., Ruggeberg, A., Ben-Avraham, Z., Coleman, D. F., Makovsky, Y. (2018) Sequential evolution of authigenic carbonate formation in methane seeps, evidence from the Israeli slope, 14th International Conference on Gas in Marine Sediments GIMS 14, Haifa, Israel.

Alter, Y. , Katsman, R., Foubert, A., Ruggeberg A., Makovsky, Y. (2018) Burrows at seafloor methane seepage sites and their role in fluid migration, 14th International Conference on Gas in Marine Sediments GIMS 14, Haifa, Israel.

Gadol, O., Lifshiz, I. Bialik, O. Zeidner, G., Makovsky, Y. (2018) Multi-scale geophysical observation of seafloor pockmarks along the base of the southeastern margin of the Levant, 14th International Conference on Gas in Marine Sediments GIMS 14, Haifa, Israel.

Makovsky, Y., Ruggeberg, A., Foubert, A., Bialik, O., Herut, B., Almogi-Labin, A. (2018) A shallow gas reservoir system developed within buried lobes of the Nile deep sea fan, 14th International Conference on Gas in Marine Sediments GIMS 14, Haifa, Israel.

Makovsky, Y., Herut, B., Katsman, R., Sivan, O. (2018) Physical characterization and controls of gas in shallow sediments of the continental shelf: the case for offshore Haifa Bay, Israel, 14th International Conference on Gas in Marine Sediments GIMS 14, Haifa, Israel.

Lawal, M., Bialik, O., Makovsky, Y., Waldmann, N. (2018) Characteristics and formation mechanisms of seepage features in the SE of the Levant Basin: insights from 3D seismic data, 14th International Conference on Gas in Marine Sediments GIMS 14, Haifa, Israel.

Weissman, A., Bialik, O., Makovsky, Y., Shemesh, E., Tchernov, D. (2018) Biodiversity Hotspots in the Deep Eastern Mediterranean. 2nd Science Based Management Conference: Anthropogenic Impacts to the Mediterranean Sea. Haifa, Israel.

Weissman, A., Bialik, O., Makovsky, Y., Shemesh, E., Tchernov, D. (2018) Biodiversity hotspots on the Israeli Shelf - Cold water corals and cold seep communities of the Palmahim Disturbance. 15th Israeli Association for Aquatic Sciences annual meeting. Haifa, Israel.

Lifshiz I., Makovsky Y., (2018) Effect of Pre-MSC Morphology on the Deformation of the Plio-Pleistocene Overburden. Penrose conference, Ein Bokek, Israel.

Lifshiz I., Makovsky Y., (2018) Effect of Pre-MSC Morphology on the Deformation of the Plio-Pleistocene Overburden. COST-MEDSALT Workshop, Ein Bokek, Israel.

Elad, M., Bookman, R., Almogi-Labin, A., Gadol, O., and Makovsky, Y., (2018) Insights on the evolution of a recent slide complex: A case study of the Goliath Slide, offshore southern Israel. 8th International Symposium on Submarine Landslides and their consequences, Canada.

Elad, M., Bookman, R., Almogi-Labin, A., Gadol, O., and Makovsky, Y., (2018) Insights on the evolution of a recent slide complex: A case study of the Goliath Slide, offshore southern Israel. EGU General Assembly Conference Abstracts, 20, p. 5331.

Weissman, A., Bialik, O., Makovsky, Y., Shemesh, E., Tchernov, D. (2017) Reservoirs of Atlantic Fauna in the Deep Levant. 1st Science Based Management of Marine and Coastal Resources conference. Haifa, Israel.

Meilijson, A., Makovsky, Y., Steinberg, J., Hilgen, F., Sepúlveda, J., (2017) Life in a pinch of salt: organic proxies for the ecology and oceanographic environment of the deep Mediterranean Messinian salinity crisis. CBEP, Salt Lake City, USA.

Meilijson, A., Y. Makovsky, N. Waldmann, O. Bialik, C. Benjamini (2017) Carbon preservation in deep marine settings: the role of sediment transport in the deposition of organic-rich carbonates in the Eocene of the Levant basin, GSA, Seattle, Washington, USA.

Meilijson, A., J. Steinberg, F. Hilgen, O. Bialik, P. Ilner, N. Waldmann, Y. Makovsky (2017) Integrated stratigraphy and chronology of Messinian evaporites from the Levant basin in the deep eastern Mediterranean, EGU General Assembly Conference Abstracts, Vol. 19, EGU2017-5803.

Bialik, O.M., Y. Makovsky, M. Aranon, N. Teha and N.D. Waldmann (2017) Shallowly buried reef belt of the edge and of the Israeli continental shelf, paleo-oceanographic implications for the East Mediterranean, EGU General Assembly Conference Abstracts, Vol. 19.

Bialik, O.M., Y. Makovsky, M. Aranon, N. Teha and N.D. Waldmann (2017) Formation and demise of a reef belt at the edge and of the Israeli continental shelf, effects of sea level and sediment supply since the last glacial maxima, Israel Geological Society Annual Meeting Abstracts, Mitzpe Ramon, Israel.

Gadol O., Makovsky Y (2017) High resolution seismic imaging of the continental slope offshore Israel: Detailed investigation of the Goliath mass transport complex and the Dor disturbance region, Israel Geological Society Annual Meeting Abstracts, Mitzpe Ramon, Israel.

Lifshiz I., Makovsky Y. (2017) The kinematics of the Dor disturbance: A case example for the shaping of continental margins by focused salt tectonics, Israel Geological Society Annual Meeting Abstracts, Mitzpe Ramon, Israel.

Elad, M., Makovsky Y., Almogi-Labin A., Gadol O., Bookman R. (2017) Constraining the age of the Goliath Slide - a recent submarine slide on the continental slope of Israel, Israel Geological Society Annual Meeting Abstracts, Mitzpe Ramon, Israel.

Makovsky, Y., Rüggeberg A, Bialik O. M., Foubert A., Herut B., Almogi-Labin A., Sisma-Ventura G., Silverman J., Rahav E., Adler-Sela M., Karageorgis A., Baso D. and the other EUROFLEETS2 SEMSEEP Project Participants (2017) SEMSEEPS Eurofleets international cruise investigated deep sea corals and seeps environments offshore Israel, September 2016. Israel Geological Society Annual Meeting Abstracts, Mitzpe Ramon, Israel.

Gadol, O., Y. Makovsky (2017) Decimeters-resolution deep sea multi-channel seismic profiling: an essential tool for offshore site surveying, AAPG Europe regional Conference 2017, Hydrocarbons in the Mediterranean: revisiting mature plays and understanding new and emerging ideas, Larnaca, Cyprus.

Meilijson, A., J. Steinberg, F. Hilgen, O.M. Bialik, P. Ilner, N.D. Waldmann and Y. Makovsky (2017) Long lasting Messinian evaporite deposition in a non-desiccated Mediterranean – a revaluation of the Messinian Salinity Crisis (MSC), AAPG Europe regional Conference 2017, Hydrocarbons in the Mediterranean: revisiting mature plays and understanding new and emerging ideas, Larnaca, Cyprus.

Shtienberg, G., J. Dix, N. Waldmann, Y. Makovsky, R. Bookman, J. Roskin, O. Bialik, A. Golan and D. Sivan (2016) Late-Pleistocene evolution of the East Mediterranean shallow continental shelf of north-central Israel, EGU General Assembly Conference Abstracts, Vol. 18, p. 11377.

Arnon, M., O.M. Bialik, N. Waldmann and Y. Makovsky (2016) Geomorphological insights into the evolution of the Israeli continental shelf since the Pleistocene, Israel Geological Society 2016 Abstracts, Elat, Israel.

Bar-Zvi, L., Y. Makovsky (2016) Application of T-bar to research the mechanical properties of the Goliath submarine slide on southern Israel, Israel Geological Society 2016 Abstracts, Elat, Israel.

Makovsky, Y., O. Gadol, M. Safadi, M. Gropper (2016) Advanced seafloor imaging techniques with applications for the marine research and offshore development, Israel Geological Society 2016 Abstracts, Elat, Israel.

Meilijson, A., J. Steinberg, O. M. Bialik, P. Illner, F. J. Hilgen, Y. Makovsky (2016) Timing, stratigraphy and composition of Messinian evaporites in the deep Eastern Mediterranean: Controversy resolved?, Israel Geological Society 2016 Abstracts, Elat, Israel.

Ovie Emmanuel, E., N. Waldmann, D. Schalev, Y. Makovsky, Z. Ben-Avraham (2015) Seismic characterization of deep-water pipe structures in the Levant Basin, SE Mediterranean, EGU General Assembly 2015, EGU2015-12621.

Sagy, Y., Z. Gvirtzman, R. Moshe and Y. Makovsky (2016) The origin and evolution of Jonah high in the Middle of the Levant Basin and its Significance to the History of Rifting, EGU General Assembly Conference Abstracts, Vol. 18, p. 12897.

Sela-Adler M., Sivan O., Bar-Or I., Antler G., Eliani-Russak E., Levy I., Makovsky Y., Herut B. (2015) Geochemical evidence for biogenic methane production and consumption in shallow sediments of the SE Mediterranean shelf (Israel), Israel Geological Society 2015 Abstracts, Kinar, Israel.

Schalev D., Eruteya O.E., Bialik O., Makovsky Y., Waldmann N. (2015). Conspicuous cone-shaped mound buildups and the linkage to a fluid flow system: Investigation from the outer continental shelf off-central Israel), Israel Geological Society 2015 Abstracts, Kinar, Israel.

Tayber Z., Meilijson A., Makovsky Y., Ben-Avraham Z. (2015) The potential of Natural Methane Hydrates occurrence in the southeastern Levant, Israel Geological Society 2015 Abstracts, Kinar, Israel.

Shtienberg G., Dix J., Waldmann N., Makovsky Y., Golan A., Sivan D. (2015) Tales of a submerged landscape: the last Glacial-Interglacial cycle sequence using high resolution seismic data from the central coast of Israel, Israel Geological Society 2015 Abstracts, Kinar, Israel.

Safadi M., Meilijson A., Agnon A., Politi M., Makovsky Y. (2015) Long lasting continued activity of buried mass transport deposits in the southeast Levant margins, Israel Geological Society 2015 Abstracts, Kinar, Israel.

Gadol O., Makovsky Y. (2015) Submarine slides: the shaping of the continental slope offshore Israel, Israel Geological Society 2015 Abstracts, Kinar, Israel.

Makovsky Y., Tibor G., Herut B., Kanari M., Sivan O., Antler G., Spiro B., O’Donnell T., Gadol O., Bar Zvi L., Elad M., and Bookman R. (2015) Characterizing and timing the latest submarine slides offshore Israel , Israel Geological Society 2015 Abstracts, Kinar, Israel.

Waldmann, N., D. Schalev, O. Emmanuel Eruteya, and Y. Makovsky (2014) Insights into shallow gas systems on the continental shelf off central Israel, European Geosciences Union General Assembly 2014, Vienna, Austria.

Camerlenghi, A., V. Aoisi, J. Lofi, C. Hübscher, G. deLange, R. Flecker, D. Garcia-Castellanos, C. Gorini, Z. Gvirtzman, W. Krijgsman, S. Lugli, Y. Makovsky, V. Manzi, T. McGenity, G. Panieri, M. Rabineau, M. Roveri, F. Javier Sierro, and N. Waldmann (2014) Uncovering a Salt Giant. Deep-Sea Record of Mediterranean Messinian Events (DREAM) multi-phase drilling project, European Geosciences Union General Assembly 2014, Vienna, Austria.

Makovsky, Y., (2013) Active seafloor processes in the southeastern Mediterranean deep sea: Research trends and implications, The 20th International Geophysical Congress & Exhibition of Turkey, Antalya, Turkey.

Makovsky, Y., G. Tibor, B. Herut, U. Schattner, D.N. Waldmann, Spiro B., Sivan O., Antler G., Ballard R.D., Austin J., Coleman D., Tezcan D., Hübscher C., and Ben-Avraham Z. (2013) Active seafloor processes in the Levant: observation and potential implications, Batsheva De Rothschild Seminar: Hydrocarons Exploration and Development in the Levant Offshore, Caesarea, Israel.

Makovsky, Y., G. Tibor, B. Herut, N. D. Waldmann, B. Spiro, G. Antler, O. Sivan, R. D. Ballard, D. Coleman, C. Huebscher, and Z. Ben-Avraham, (2013) Pervasive Seafloor Gas Flow along the Periphery of the Southeastern Mediterranean, AAPG 2013 European Regional Conference & Exhibition, Exploring the Mediterranean: New Concepts in an Ancient Seaway, Barcelona, Spain.

George, S., Y. Ben Gai, D. Tezcan, Y. Makovsky, (2012) Investigation of shallow gas and fluid migration within the Pleistocene-Holocene sedimentary section of the southeastern Levant basin using 3D seismic data, Israel Geological Society 2012 Abstracts, Ashqelon, Israel.

Ezra, O., Y. Makovsky, Z. Ben-Avraham, J. Austin, D. Coleman, D. Tchernov, D. Tezcan, B. Spiro, C. Hübscher, and Project Nautilus Participants, (2012) Rock formations and fluid flow along the northern slope of the Palmahim Disturbance, Israel Geological Society 2012 Abstracts, Ashqelon, Israel.

Makovsky, Y., Z. Ben-Avraham, R.D. Ballard, J. Austin, D. Coleman, A. Almogi-Labin, D. Tchernov, D. Tezcan, B. Spiro, O. Ezra, G. Antler, M. Rubin, R. Tsadok, S.A. Fuller, B. Phillips, N. Qupty, H. Sade, N. David, A. Scheinin, O. Sivan, C. Hübscher, and Project Nautilus participants, (2012) Pervasive evidence of methane seepage along the base of Israel’s Mediterranean slope – preliminary results of E/V Nautilus 2011 cruise, Israel Geological Society 2012 Abstracts, Ashqelon, Israel.

Makovsky, Y., (2011) Deep Sea Phenomena in the Israeli Mediterranean: Research and Implications, Israel Geological Society 2011 Abstracts, Mitzpe Ramon, Israel.

Hartman G., Ben-Avraham Z., Tibor G., Niemi T.M., Al-Zoubi A., Hall J. K., Akawi E., Abueladas A., Al-Ruzouq R., Makovsky Y., (2010) Sequences of generation and mortality of fringing reefs in changing sedimentary environments along the northern shelf of the Gulf of Eilat/Aqaba during the late Quaternary. European Geosciences Union, General Assembly, Vienna, Austria.

Hartman G., Ben-Avraham Z., Tibor G., Niemi T.M., Al-Zoubi A., Sade R.A., Hall J.K., Akawi E., Abueladas A., Shaked Y., Makovsky Y., (2010) 65m-deep relict fringing reef: a stratigraphic and tectonic marker. International Technical Scientific Diving Workshop, Eilat, Israel.

Tezcan, D., C. Grall, P. Henry, N. Cagatay, L. Geli, Y. Makovsky, (2010) Active Faulting and Surface Rupture in Eastern Cinarcik Basin (Sea of Marmara), ESF-FWF Conference in Partnership with LFUI, Submarine Paleoseismology: The Offshore Search of Large Holocene Earthquakes, 11-16 September 2010, Universitätszentrum Obergurgl, Austria.

Hartman, G., Z. Ben-Avraham, G. Tibor, T.M. Niemi, A. Al-Zoubi, R. A. Sade, J. K. Hall , E. Akawi, A. Abueladas, Y. Makovsky, (2010) Sequences of generation and mortality of fringing reef in changing sedimentary environments along the northern shelf of the Gulf of Eilat/Aqaba during the late Quaternary, Israel Geological Society 2010 Abstracts, Elot, Israel.

Elhanaty, Y., Y. Makovsky, (2010) High resolution seismic characterization of gas bearing sediments, Sea of Galilee, Israel, Israel Geological Society 2010 Abstracts, Elot, Israel.

Tsabar, A., Y. Makovsky, A. Sagy, E. Shalev, (2010) New insights on the mechanism of drainage in Mineral Beach sinkhole, Israel Geological Society 2010 Abstracts, Elot, Israel.

Makovsky, Y., (2010) Shallow gas and active mass wasting processes along the Mediterranean continental slope offshore Israel – an urgent national threat, Israel Geological Society 2010 Abstracts, Elot, Israel.

Hartman, G., Z. Ben-Avraham, G. Tibor, T.M. Niemi, Y. Makovsky, (2009) Late Quaternary changes in terrigenous sediment supply as recorded on the northern shelf of the Gulf of Aqaba-Eilat, GLOCOPH-INQUA workshop on Paleo-hydrology and paleo-climate, Israel.

Tsabar, A., Y. Makovsky, A. Sagy, E. Shalev, (2009) The dynamics of a changing hydrological system: the sinkholes in Mineral Beach, Dead Sea, GLOCOPH-INQUA workshop on Paleo-hydrology and paleo-climate, Israel.

Makovsky, Y., B. Herut, I. Gertman, G. Tibor, M. Lazar, U. Schattner, R. Bookman, Z. Ben-Avraham and the CSMS Cruise Team, (2009) Meter scale 3D structure of the base of autumn mixing layer imaged by high resolution seismic profiling of the outer shelf offshore Haifa Bay, Israel, EGU General Assembly 2009, Vienna, Austria.

Makovsky, Y., G. Tibor, R. Katsman, B. Herut, R. Bookman, U. Schattner, M. Lazar, Z. Ben-Avraham and the CSMS Cruise Team, (2009) Evidence for visco-elastic upward gas percolation through sediments of the outer continental shelf offshore Israel from high resolution seismic profiling, EGU General Assembly 2009, Vienna, Austria.

Hartman, G., Z. Ben-Avraham, G. Tibor, T.M. Niemi, A. Al-Zoubi, R. A. Sade, J. K. Hall, E. Akawi, A. Abueladas, Y. Makovsky, (2009) A Late Quaternary 65m deep fossil fringing coral reef along the northern shelf of Gulf of Eilat- Aqaba: a stratigraphic and tectonic marker, Israel Geological Society 2009 Abstracts, Kfar Blum, Israel.

Elhanaty, Y., Y. Makovsky, (2009) Innovative high resolution characterization of marine sub-surface properties by acoustic wide angle surveying: a preliminary case study in the Sea of Galilee, Israel Geological Society 2009 Abstracts, Kfar Blum, Israel.

Tsabar, A., Y. Makovsky, A. Sagy, E. Shalev, (2009) The dynamics of the hydrological system in Mineral Beach sinkholes, Dead Sea, Israel Geological Society 2009 Abstracts, Kfar Blum, Israel.

Katsman, R., Y. Makovsky, (2009) Gas migration in shallow marine sediment, Israel Geological Society 2009 Abstracts, Kfar Blum, Israel.

Makovsky, Y., (2009) State-of-the-art high-resolution acoustic imaging: innovations and limitations, Israel Geological Society 2009 Abstracts, Kfar Blum, Israel.

Medvedev, B., Y. Makovsky, N. Bergman, A. Agnon, (2008) Multi-scale fault imaging in the Hula basin, Northern Israel, EOS Trans. AGU, Fall Meet. Suppl., NS13A-1083.

Mechie, J., R. Kind, R. Meissner, Zhao Wenjin, Shi Danian, Wu Zhenhan, Heping Su, Xue Guangqi, L.D. Brown, S.L. Klemperer, M.S. Karplus, F.J. Tilmann, Y. Makovsky, (2008) Tomographic inversion of Sg arrivals reveals the upper crustal S-velocity structure beneath the INDEPTH IV Transect: NE Tibetan Plateau to Qaidam Basin, EOS Trans. AGU, Fall Meet. Suppl., T13B-1952.

Karplus, M., S. Klemperer, Z. Wenjin, L. Brown, W. Zhenhan, S. Danian, J. Mechie, S. Heping, F. Tilmann, Y. Makovsky, and INDEPTH Team, (2008) Northeast Tibetan Crustal Structure from INDEPTH IV Controlled-Source Seismic Data, 23rd Himalayan-Karakoram-Tibet Workshop, Leh, India.

Politi, M., G. Shamir, Y.Makovsky, A. Agnon, (2008) Branching of the Dead Sea transform at the Hula Basin – evidence from the sub-surface, Israel Geological Society Meeting Abstracts.

Hartman, G., G. Tibor, Z. Ben-Avraham, T. Niemi, A. Al-Zoubi, R. A. Sade, J. Hall, A. Akawi, A. Abu-El-Das, Y.Makovsky, (2008) The northern Gulf of Eilat/Aqaba intra-structure complexity, Israel Geological Society Meeting Abstracts.

Medvedev, B., Y.Makovsky, A. Agnon, (2008) Slip partitioning in the Hula basin: new evidence from high resolution geophysics, Israel Geological Society Meeting Abstracts.

Mor, G., B. Rinkevich, H. Azhari, and Y. Makovsky, (2008) A novel method for non-invasive estimation of coral calcification and porosivity using ultrasound tissue recognition techniques, Israel Geological Society Meeting Abstracts.

Makovsky, Y., (2008) Target Horizon ‘Flattening’: a pragmatic solution for deep 2D sub-salt depth imaging, Israel Geological Society Meeting Abstracts.

Zhao Wenjin, L.D. Brown, Wu Zhenhan, S.L. Klemperer, Shi Danian, J. Mechie, F.J. Tilmann, Heping Su, Xue Guangqi, M.S. Karplus, Y. Makovsky, R. Meissner,(2007) Deep Structure of the NE Tibetan Plateau: Project INDEPTH Phase IV, EOS Trans. AGU, Fall Meet. Suppl., T23G-06.

Karplus, M.S., S.L. Klemperer, L.D. Brown, Chen Chen, Zhao Wenjin, Shi Danian, Wu Zhenhan, J. Mechie, Heping Su, Xue Guangqi, Y. Makovsky, W.B. Caldwell,(2007) Controlled Source Imaging of the Kunlun Suture, Northeast Tibetan Plateau, EOS Trans. AGU, Fall Meet. Suppl., T23G-07.

Mechie, J., R. Kind, R. Meissner, Zhao Wenjin, Shi Danian, Wu Zhenhan, Xue Guangqi, L.D. Brown, S.L. Klemperer, M.S. Karplus, F.J. Tilmann, Y. Makovsky,(2007) Three-component Seismic Observations Within the INDEPTH IV Transect: NE Tibetan Plateau to Qaidam Basin, EOS Trans. AGU, Fall Meet. Suppl., T31B-0471.

Makovsky, Y., A. Wunch, R. Ariely, Y. Shaked, A. Rivlin, A. Shemesh, Z. Ben-Avraham, A. Agnon,(2007) Quaternary transform kinematics constrained by sequence stratigraphy and submerged coastline features: The Gulf of Aqaba, EOS Trans. AGU, Fall Meet. Suppl., T41E-06.

Makovsky, Y., A. Agnon, R. Ariely, Z. Ben-Avraham, A. Shemesh, (2006) Where is the main strand of the Eilat fault? Relict coastlines constrain faults slip in the Gulf of Eilat, Israel Geological Society Meeting Abstracts.

Gatenio, B., Y. Makovsky, Z. Ben-Avraham, S. Marco, (2005) Mapping Agricultural Soil Parameters using Geoelectric Method, Israel Geological Society Meeting Abstracts.

Ariely, R., Y. Makovsky, A. Agnon A., Z. Ben-Avraham, M. Reshef, (2005) The active tectonic-reef-sediment system in the head of Eilat Gulf, Israel Geological Society Meeting Abstracts.

Gatenio, B., Y. Makovsky, Z..Ben-Avraham, S. Marco, (2004) Geophysical Mapping of Archeological Sites in Agricultural Areas, Israel Geological Society Meeting Abstracts.

Herr, N., Y. Makovsky, U. Shani, (2004) The water dynamics in the soil-rock system of the Avdat group chalk in the Lower Galilee, Israel Geological Society Meeting Abstracts.

Makovsky, Y., A. Agnon, Z. Ben-Avraham, R. Ariely, Y. Shaked, A. Shemesh, (2004) Evidence for large recent earthquakes in offset relic coast line features offshore Elat, Israel Geological Society Meeting Abstracts.

Makovsky, Y., Z. Ben-Avraham, A. Agnon, Y. Shaked, A. Shemesh, A. Golan, A. Gideon, (2003) High resolution imaging of fault and sedimentary systems offshore Eilat, Israel Geological Society Meeting Abstracts.

Makovsky, Y., Z. Ben-Avraham, A. Agnon, A. Shemesh, and R. Gershman, (2003) Combined tectonic and paleoclimatic signature revealed by high resolution imaging offshore Elat, International Workshop on the North Anatolian, East Anatolian, and Dead Sea fault systems, METU Ankara (Turkey).

Ben-Gai, Y., L. Flescher, U. Frieslander, A. Hofstetter, Y. Makovsky, M. Reznikov, Y. Rotstein, and M. Ribakov, (2002) Deep structure and stratigraphy of central Israel – preliminary results of vibroseis wide-angle reflection and refraction survey, Israel Geological Society Meeting Abstracts.

Ginzburg, A., Z. Ben-Avraham, M. Reshef, Y. Makovsky, (2001) Style of faulting in the Dead Sea basin from seismic reflection data, EGS XXVI General Assembly, Nice.

Lecerf, D., M. Itzin, F. Wenzel, R. Carbonell, Y. Makovsky, J. Gallart, A. Perez-Estaun (1998) The wide-angle Moho across the southern Urals, EGS XXV General Assembly, Nice.

Makovsky, Y., and S.L. Klemperer, (1998) Measuring the seismic properties of Tibetan bight spots: evidence for free aqueous fluids in the Tibetan middle crust, 8 International Symposium on Deep Seismic profiling on the Continents and Their Margins.

Makovsky, Y., M. Stiller, D.L. Brown, J. ÁIvarez-Marrón, R. Carbonell, and A. Pérez-Estaún, (1998) Crustal structure of the foreland thrust and fault belt of the southern Urals from URSEIS explosive seismic reflection data, 8 International Symposium on Deep Seismic Profiling on the Continents and Their Margins.

Makovsky, Y., and S. Klemperer, (1997) Measurement of the seismic properties of the Tibetan bright-spots: aqueous-phase pegmatites?, in 12th Himalaya-Karakorum-Tibet International Workshop, Abstract Volume, edited by L. Angiolini, M. Balini, M. Gaetani, D. Germani, V. Torti, and A. Zanchi, Academia National dei Lincei and Societa Geografica Italiana, Rome, Italy.

Makovsky, Y., and S.L. Klemperer, (1997) Free aqueous fluids (10% vol.?) at ~15 km depth in Tibet: constraints from INDEPTH seismic data, EOS Trans. AGU, Fall Meet. Suppl., 78 (46), 785.

Makovsky, Y., L. Ratschbacher, and S. Klemperer, (1996) The making of the Himalayas: a 2-D tectonic interpretation of the India-Asia collision based on INDEPTH data, in 11th Himalaya-Karakorum-Tibet workshop, Flagstaff, AZ.

Makovsky, Y., S.L. Klemperer, and L. Ratschbacher, (1996) Mid-crustal reflector truncating the India-Asia suture and magma beneath the Tibetan rift system from wide-angle seismic recording of project INDEPTH, in 11th Himalaya-Karakorum-Tibet workshop, Flagstaff, AZ.

Makovsky, Y., and S.L. Klemperer, (1996) INDEPTH wide-angle profiling in southern Tibet: a mid-crustal reflector truncating the India-Asia suture, in 7th International Symposium on Deep Seismic Profiling of the Continents, Assilomar, CA.

Makovsky, Y., and S.L. Klemperer, (1996) Converted shear-wave reflectfrom the Tibetan middle crust: melt or water?, in 7th International Symposium on Deep Seismic Profiling of the Continents, Assilomar, CA.

Makovsky, Y., and S.L. Klemperer, (1996) Converted shear-wave reflections from the Tibetan middle crust: melt or water?, EOS Trans. AGU, Fall Meet. Suppl., 77, (46), 691.

Makovsky, Y., and S.L. Klemperer, (1995) Wide-angle recording in conjunction with Project INDEPTH: velocity structure of Southern Tibet, in 10th Himalaya-Karakoram-Tibet workshop, Monte Verita, Switzerland, Abstract Volume, vol. 298, edited by D.A. Spencer, J.-P. Burg and C. Spencer-Cervato, Mitteilungen aus dem Geologischen Institut der ETH und der Universität Zürich.

Makovsky, Y., S.L. Klemperer, and L. Ratschbacher, (1995) India-Asia suture observed on wide-angle seismic data of project INDEPTH, EOS Trans. AGU, Fall Meet. Suppl., 76, (46), 566.

Makovsky, Y., and 19 co-authors, (1994) Wide-angle three-component recording during INDEPTH-2; new data on the crustal structure of southern Tibet, EOS Trans. AGU, Fall Meet. Suppl., 75, (44), 632.

Makovsky, Y., and 20 co-authors, (1994) Wide-angle three-component recording in conjunction with INDEPTH-2; an overview, EOS Trans. AGU, Fall Meet. Suppl., 75, (44), 628.

Makovsky, Y., S.L. Klemperer, W.J. Zhao, J.K. Che, X.W. Liu, and J. Guo, (1993) Wide-angle observations of the main Himalayan thrust and Moho south of the Indus-Tsangpo Suture, in Geological Society America annual meeting, Boston, MA, vol. 25, p. 123.

Makovsky, Y., S.L. Klemperer, and INDEPTH working group, (1993) Wide-angle observations of the main Himalayan Thrust and the Moho South of the Indus-Tsangpo suture zone, EOS Trans. AGU, Fall Meet. Suppl., 74, (43), 415.

Klemperer, S.L., Y. Makovsky, H. Mendoza, W.J. Zhao, J.K. Che, X.W. Liu, and J.R. Guo, and C.D. Wu, (1992) INternational DEep Profiling of Tibet and the Himalaya: piggyback recording to complement the near-vertical seismic reflection profile, EOS Trans. AGU, Fall Meet. Suppl., 73, (43), 544.

Makovsky, Y., A. Nur, Z. Ben-Avraham, and U. Bason, (1991) Acoustic measurements in gas rich bottom sediments in the Sea of Galilee, EOS Trans. AGU, Fall Meet. Suppl., 72, (44), 488.