Research and Development

The GII has been developing new applied geophysical theory and tools for sub-surface exploration since 1957. With a world leading group of scientists and engineers, working together on multiple projects, the group provides leading edge capabilities to the operational business of GII.

The main fields of development today are

  • Microseismic - Developing novel microseismic array patterns and algorithms, in partnership with Seismik sro
  • Diffraction Imaging Techniques – subsurface void detection
  • Sinkhole detection - Developing a multi-disciplinary integrated geophysical approach for studying the mechanism of sinkhole generation in the Dead Sea area
  • Drones - exploring the use of drone support in geophysical field operations
  • Seismic Source - exploring light weight, high energy, low environmental impact energy sources
  • Deep Crust - exploring the physical properties of the deep crust, in partnership with the USGS

Contact us for on-demand R&D projects.

International Research Projects

The GII initiates and participates in International Research Projects, in collaboration with world class partners. During these projects, our staff takes an active part in all stages of the research, including site selection, survey design, field acquisition, processing, interpretation, reporting and publication of the results.

  • INCO-DC (in Cyprus and Israel with four European partners)
  • US-AID (in Jordan, Erithrea and Turkmenistan with local partners)
  • BMBF (in Germany and Israel with German partners)
  • NATO (in Jordan and Israel with European and Jordanian partners)
  • CTBTO (in Israel)
  • The World Bank
  • Total France
  • Norsk Hydro, Norway
  • BHP Billiton Australia

Recent projects include: 

  • Beit Sha'an Deep Fault and Fracture Zone Mapping, Israel | 2018
  • David-1 National Data Enhancement Initiative, Israel | 2018
  • Deep Crustal Investigation with the USGS, Israel - Jordan | 2018
  • Neot Hakikar Passive Seismic Experiments , Israel| 2018