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28/05/2015 14:26

New video "Pathways to the Abyss", starring Furu Mienis & Gerard Duineveld

This American video "Pathways to the Abyss" has been made on the occasion of the research project "Canyons" in which NIOZ scientists Furu Mienis and Gerard Duineveld closely cooperated with several US partners. "Pathways to the Abyss" is a virtual trip to two Atlantic canyons on the East coast of the USA.


"Full spectrum of deep sea marine habitats revealed"  

WASHINGTON - The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) announces the availability of a new video, Pathways to the Abyss, showcasing the deepwater marine habitats of two mid-Atlantic Canyons located 100 miles offshore Virginia and Maryland. The film is the product of a five-year study sponsored by the National Oceanographic Partnership Program (NOPP) and funded by BOEM, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). It includes interviews with scientists from universities, research institutions, the private sector and the federal government who participated in research cruises to the Norfolk and Baltimore Canyons from 2011 to 2013.

See video (23' 49")



19/05/2015 16:38

WaLTER press release: Monitoring in the Wadden Sea - together is smarter.

The WaLTER 'Wadden Sea Long-Term Ecosystem Research' project aims to develop a blueprint for fundamental monitoring of important topics in the Wadden Sea area and provides access to Wadden Sea data. This ‘Waddenfonds’-funded project is an initiative of a number of institutions and organizations which are involved in multi-year measurements and research in the Wadden Sea area. The project is coordinated by NIOZ.

At the WaLTER Symposium on Thursday, May 21, a letter of intent will be signed by a number of parties, which supports the development of a monitoring programme for the Dutch Wadden Sea. On this occasion, Rijkswaterstaat issued a press release.

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08/05/2015 16:38

NIOZ Ballast Water Research Centre accepted as part of an 'Independent Laboratory' by the US Coast Guard

The research and tests conducted by Royal NIOZ on equipment built by the maritime industry to remove organisms from ballast water of ships to prevent the import of unwanted organisms in ecosystems, fulfil the strict requirements of the US Coast Guard (USCG).

NIOZ is part (sub-lab) of an Independent Lab (IL) consortium led by Control Union Certifications. Other sub-labs in the consortium are IMARES, TNO, GoConsult en DavidConsult. This consortium is the only the 4th accepted IL for ballast water equipment testing world-wide.

NIOZ project leader is Dr. Louis Peperzak

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06/05/2015 16:58

Internal Waves Can Now be Measured in 3-D

NIOZ scientists and engineers have deployed a mooring equipped with five hundred temperature sensors on the Atlantic sea floor. This was a unique feat, because the breaking of hundred-metre-high internal waves over underwater mountains can now be analysed in three-D. This will hopefully provide new insights into the spread of substances, which is crucial to life in the deep sea.

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