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09:00-09:30 Gathering

09:30-10:30 Greetings

Convener – Dr. Uri Schattner, University of Haifa (Israel)

Prof. Ron Rubin , President, University of Haifa (Israel)

Prof. Nili Cohen , President, Israel Academy of Sciences (Israel)

Prof. Ilana Berman-Frank , Director at Leon H. Charney School of Marine Sciences, University of Haifa, University of Haifa (Israel)

Dr. Ze'ev Binyamin Begin , Member of Knesset Parliament (Israel)

10:30-11:25 Pacific session

Convener – Dr. Amotz Agnon, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem (Israel)

Prof. Amos Nur , Stanford University (USA)

"The tortuous history of thinking about the science of earthquakes"

Prof. Bob Ballard , University of Rhode Island (USA)

Prof. Joann M. Stock , Caltech (USA)

"How Zvi's explorations changed plate tectonics"

11:25-11:50 Coffee break

11:50-12:30 Atlantic session

Convener – Dr. Emanuele Lodolo, ational Institute of Oceanography and Experimental

Geophysics (Italy)

Prof. Uri ten Brink , US Geological Survey (USA), ditor in Chief, Journal of Geophysical Research-Solid Earth

"The Northern Caribbean megathrust"

Prof. Gerald Schubert , University of California (USA)

"Reminiscences of Research with Zvi Ben-Avraham"

12:30-13:25 Keynote lectures

Convener – Dr. Hillel Wust-Bloch, Tel Aviv University (Israel)

Prof. Sierd Cloetingh , President of the Academia Europaea

Prof. Zvi Ben-Avraham

13:25-14:25Lunch break

14:25-15:10 Mediterranean session

Convener – Dr. Giulio Viola, University of Bologna (Italy)

Prof. Zvi Garfunkel , Hebrew University (Israel)

"Thoughts about the early history of the Levant basin and its margin."

Prof. em. Friedemann Wenzel , Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (Germany)

"Tectonic and other geologic boundary conditions for building deep nuclear waste disposals "

15:10-15:50 Red Sea session

Convener – Dr. Gideon Tibor, Israel Oceanographic and Limnological Research

Prof. Tina M. Niemi , University of Missouri–Kansas City (USA)

Prof. Walter D. Mooney , US Geological Survey (USA)

"A new model for the structure and evolution of the Red Sea"

15:50-16:15 Coffee break

16:15-16:55 Southern and Arctic Oceans session

Convener – Prof. Mordechai Stein, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem (Israel)

Prof. Anton Le Roux , Acting Deputy Vice Chansellor, University of Cape Town (South Africa)

"Opening of the South Atlantic and Southern Oceans: insights from linked geochemical and tectonic constraints"

Prof. John K. Hall , Geological Survey of Israel

16:55-17:40 Continental transforms session

Convener – Prof. Moshe Reshef, Tel Aviv University (Israel)

Prof. Shmulik Marco , Head of the School of Geosciences, Tel Aviv University (Israel)

Prof. Vladimir Lyakhovsky , Geological Survey of Israel