Kinneret Limnological Laboratory (KLL)

Kineret lake photo taken from the lake tourist site

If you live in the Kineret area or visiting the Kineret lake this season or if you are interested in researching the biology and chemistry aspects of the Kineret lake, which is the largest sweet water lake in Israel, or if you have an aquarium at home and it is your hobby, you are welcome to visit the Yigal Allon Kineret Limnological Laboratory (KLL).

The institute has several fascinating and fun youth activities, such as research oriented courses and science summer camps. You can read more details at the end of this page.

The KLL is located on the north-west shore of Kineret lake (Sea of Galilee). You can plan this visit alongside with a fun water activity at the nearby Ginosar beach.

Photo of Ginosar beach taken from

The Kineret Limnological Laboratory KKL, monitors major environmental factors that determine the state of the lake and conducts limnologic research aimed to understand how present and future conditions might affect the ecosystem of the lake and the quality of its water.

One of the KKL main activities is to monitor physical, chemical and biological parameters affecting Kineret lake ecosystem and lake water quality. KKL scientists cooperate with many other scientists from Israeli and from foreign academy institutes and assist them in various Kineret lake researches

See research results about the discovering of the cause of blue green algae proliferation in Kineret lake:

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For more information about KLL research activities look at:

 The Kineret Data Center which is located at the Kineret Limnological Laboratory (KLL) is responsible to archive and distribute the data which is collected on Kineret lake, and to process the data into useful information. The Data Center keeps physical, chemical and, biological data from Kineret lake.

For example you can find information on the Kineret lake Phytoplankton and specifically on Cyanobacteria in the Kineret lake catalog (Phytoplankton family includes algae):


You can find the full catalog at:


Youth activities:

The youth activities introduce students to the fascinating marine research and aim to develop awareness for protecting the marine natural environment. The students will learn by "hands-on" experience in marine science.

If you are interested to join the center's youth research activities look for more details at:

 For summer school days look at (Hebrew site - English readers, use google translate) :

See you there.

(*) Unless stated otherwise, all photos taken from the Israel Oceanographic and Limnological research site