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Nairooz Qupty

Data Logger
University of Haifa

Nairooz is responsible for the treatment, cataloguing, and documentation of sediment samples onboard the E/V Nautilus 2011 Israel cruise.

Nairooz is master’s research concentrates on the identification of tsunami deposits in the eastern Mediterranean. She focuses on the comparison between marine tsunamigenic deposits in Caesarea, Israel and Palaikastro, Crete, and on the cruise is interested in the phenomenon of submerged slumping events as tsunami triggers. Nairooz works under the supervision of Dr. Beverly Goodman (University of Haifa, National Geographic Emerging Explorer) and has been involved in various cooperative projects between the USA, Israel, Jordan, and Greece. In the summer of 2011 she was selected to participate on the prestigious EcoOcean multinational Mediterranean marine research cruise in Italy, which included hand-picked students from England, Lebanon, Tunisia, Greece, Palestine, Iran, Italy, Israel, and Malta In addition to being an expert core sub-sampler and processer, she also was the dive coordinator and finds register in an underwater harbor excavation in Caesarea, Israel (‘CCAP’) where her polyglot talents (Italian, Hebrew, English, Arabic) were especially handy.

Nairooz received her B.Sc. from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem in 2010, with a major degree in geology and a major degree in psychology.


Nairooz participated in the following Ocean Exploration Trust expeditions: