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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09/10/2014 12:54

'ROME DECLARATION' defines priorities for European marine science community

NIOZ scientist Gert-Jan Reichart announces from Rome that yesterday (8 October) the 'Rome declaration' was presented at the Eurocean 2014 meeting. This is a European policy document which defines the priorities for the marine science community for the nearby future. 

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06/10/2014 11:29

Message in a Bottle Found after Two Years

On Macquarie Island (Australia), to the south-west of New Zealand, rangers have recently found a message in a bottle, set adrift by a Dutch sailor near Cape Horn in South America two years ago. Leo Maas, a physical oceanographer at the NIOZ Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research, has estimated that the bottle has travelled over 18,000 kilometres via the Antarctic circumpolar current. 

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16/09/2014 10:42

New mathematical model about the functioning of bivalves in coastal areas

The ecosystem of the Balgzand intertidal area in the western Dutch Wadden Sea can be better understood with a new modelling tool. PhD. student Sofia Saraiva performed modelling work which can be quite useful for a better management of coastal ecosystems. Saraiva performed her research at NIOZ Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research and defends her thesis on the 8th of October at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam.


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08/09/2014 11:00

Klaas Timmermans Professor of Marine Plant Biomass

Dr Klaas R. Timmermans has been appointed Professor of Marine Plant Biomass at the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences of the University of Groningen by 1 September 2014. This is a position within the Ocean Ecosystems Research Group, which is part of the Energy and Sustainability Research Institute Groningen, and involves conducting fundamental and innovative applied research into microalgae, seaweeds, and salt-tolerant plants on the land.

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