Uri Schattner is a lecturer, co-founder and now chair of the Dept. of Marine Geosciences at the University of Haifa, Israel. He has a BSc in Geology and Biology from the Hebrew University (Jerusalem), both MSc (applied geodesy) and PhD (tectonophysics) in Geophysics from Tel Aviv University, and two post-docs at Geological survey of Israel and the University of Leeds (UK). His research focuses on the tectonic development of the eastern Mediterranean and surrounding plates through geological history. Uri is an expert in marine geology and geophysics, mainly through seismic reflection perspective. He planned and participated in eight scientific cruises. He teaches and tutors these topics to MSc and PhD students. He believes that the joy of discovery belongs to every person. To implement this view he spent two years as a desert field guide making the joy of science fun and accessible to children.