The NIOZ Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research 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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26/02/2015 15:02

Brochure ‘NIOZ Netherlands Deep Sea Science & Technology Centre’ is out

The brochure of the Netherlands Deep Sea Science & Technology Centre at NIOZ has just appeared. Chief Scientist Gert-Jan Reichart and Chief Engineer Marck Smit explain what NIOZ can mean for the Deep Sea Mining, the Oil & Gas Industry and for applied research in Polar Regions. The brochure has been made in close cooperation with the company 'JS Nederland'.

You can see a pdf of the brochure here, or you can request a hard-copy at cpr@nioz.nl 

Got interested? Than do not hesitate to get in contact with either Prof. Gert-Jan Reichart or Ir. Marck Smit

10/02/2015 15:00

Microbes communicate via telephone in the seafloor

Two years ago, a new type of bacteria were discovered in North Sea sediments, which are capable of generating and conducting electricity over long distances. A new study reveals that these bacteria are using their electrical network for signal transmission, just like in a telephone system. This discovery by researchers from the NIOZ Royal Netherlands Institute of Sea Research and the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB) reveals a whole new form of electrical communication by micro-organisms, and the discovery could potentially lead to entirely novel bio-electrical applications.  

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02/02/2015 10:38

Largest Collection of Photosynthetic Micro-Organisms in the Netherlands Online

The data of the largest collection of photosynthetic micro-organisms in the Netherlands, the Culture Collection Yerseke (CCY), are now available online. This means that the NIOZ Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research can now act even more efficiently as a supplier for scientists all over the world. 

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23/01/2015 13:57

NIOZ also on cover Geophysical Research Letters

 Also on the newest issue of Geophysical Research Letters a NIOZ project on the cover. Namely the NIOZ thermistor string measurements that show the mixing of Antarctic Soil Water in the equatorial Romanche Fracture Zone in detail. All on ca. 4500 m depth.

Read here the full article.

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