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Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research, NIOZ, is the national oceanographic institution for the Netherlands. Our mission is to gain and communicate scientific knowledge on seas and oceans for the understanding and sustainability of our planet. To this end, NIOZ facilitates and supports fundamental as well as applied marine research and education in the Netherlands and Europe.

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23/04/2014 11:40

Vacancy: As part of the NESSC, the departments of Marine Organic Biogeochemistry and Geology and Chemical Oceanography are looking for two PDH students

The Netherlands Earth System Science Center (NESSC) is a virtual institute funded by the Ministry of Education, Culture and Science and was founded in 2014. The aim of the NESSC is a better understanding of Earth’s climate system in past, present and future. This program is comprised of multiple projects each focusing on different aspects of the Earth’s climate system and from different disciplines, i.e. paleoclimatology, microbiology and modeling. The NESSC is a collaboration between Utrecht  University, Radboud University Nijmegen, Free University of Amsterdam, Wageningen University and NIOZ. At the NIOZ we will focus on developing novel tools for paleoclimate reconstructions and generation of high resolution paleoclimate records. 

As part of the NESSC, the departments of Marine Organic Biogeochemistry (department chair: Prof. Dr. Jaap Sinninghe Damsté) and Geology and Chemical Oceanography (department chair: Dr. Gert-Jan Reichart) are looking for Two PhD-students

Project 1: “Reconstructing paleo sea surface salinity using the hydrogen isotopic composition of chemical fossils from algae” Vacancy number: 2014-029

Project 2:“Development of a novel paleosalinity proxy” Vacancy number: 2014-028

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22/04/2014 13:35

Vacancy: The Spatial Ecology department in Yerseke is looking for a computer graphics specialist.

The Netherlands Institute for Sea Research aims to develop a novel computer-graphics-based technique to provide a scientifically accurate representation of the development of intertidal marine ecosystems, in particular mussel beds, building on the predictions of ecological models. These models will form the basis for procedural generation of a virtual ecosystem, to visualize the development of mussel beds, of the processes that determine their destruction by waves, and of the organisms that inhabit mussel beds ecosystems (e.g. macroalgae, anemones, sea stars, crabs, shrimp).

Therefore the Spatial Ecology department is looking for a computer graphics specialist.

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10/04/2014 14:51

Sea Research institutes join forces at Hannover Messe

10-04-2014   Today, in presence of the Dutch Secretary of State Dekker of Education, Culture and Science (OCW), the NIOZ Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research and the German institute MARUM – Centre for Marine Environmental Sciences have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) at the Hannover Messe.

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26/03/2014 13:09

Carbon Dioxide Uptake by the North Sea Depends on Distribution of Atmospheric Pressure over the Ocean

The uptake of carbon dioxide (CO2) by coastal seas and oceans is of great importance to both the greenhouse effect and ocean acidification. Lesley Anne Salt conducted her PhD research project at the NIOZ Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research and she will defend her thesis on Friday 21 March at the University of Groningen. She conducted a large number of measurements in the North Sea and Atlantic Ocean; part of these measurements were carried out aboard the NIOZ research vessel Pelagia. The results show a close correlation between CO2 uptake by the North Sea in summer and the large-scale pressure distribution over the North Atlantic Ocean. In the south-western part of the Atlantic Ocean, two relatively shallow water layers took up much CO2¬ in a short time span, which led to a relatively strong acidification of the sea water.

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