CAMERI – Coastal and Marine Engineering Research Institute
The main objectives of CAMERI are to provide applied research services, basic know-how and model testing of coastal and marine structures and facilities; and to advance knowledge and technological expertise in the various disciplines of marine engineering.
CAMERI operates as a business company, which belongs to the Technion and to the Israel Ports Company. The Board of Directors of CAMERI includes representatives form the Technion and from the Israel Ports Company.
The staff of nine includes six research engineers (Dsc.), technicians, a secretary, and an accountant.
CAMERI performs basic and applied research projects in areas of coastal and marine engineering, such as: wave measurements and processing, near shore wave transformation, sand transport and beach morphology, harbor agitation and ship mooring studies, marine and coastal structures model testing, and towing tank model testing.
Some of the projects carried out during the last few years are physical and mathematical models for the development of Haifa (Carmel) and Ashdod (Hayovel) ports (Israel Ports Company), cooling water circulation mathematical modeling (Israel Electric Corporation), Sand transport and beach morphology numerical modeling for Artificial Islands study (Ministry of Infrastructures).
CAMERI measures waves offshore Haifa and Ashdod (directional measurements) continuously since 1992 and holds the major processed database of wave climate along the Israeli cost.
Wave Basin 53×24×0.9m equipped with wave generators.
Towing tank and Wave Flume 45×2.4×1.5m equipped with wave generator.
The laboratories are equipped with computerized control for real sea simulation, ship models for mooring tests, wave gages, and high sampling rate pressure gages.
Postal address: Coastal and Marine Engineering Research Institute,
Technion City, Haifa, Israel, 32000.