The Office of the Chief Scientist of the Ministry of Environmental Protection works to strengthen the professional basis upon which the ministry's activities are based. The chief scientist does this in coordination with the objectives and goals defined by the minister, director general, and management of the ministry.
The office helps fund research and studies relating to environmental issues via its Requests for Proposals. These studies contribute to a better understanding of the processes that affect the environment in Israel, and thus are an essential factor in the ministry's policy formulation.
The current chief scientist is Dr. Sinaia Netanyahu.