NIOZ Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research

NIOZ Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research is the national oceanographic institution for the Netherlands. Our mission is to conduct fundamental and frontier applied scientific research on important processes in delta areas, coastal seas and open oceans. The institute also acts as the national facility for academic marine research in the Netherlands. NIOZ facilitates and supports marine research and education in the marine sciences in the Netherlands and in Europe.


Dear visitor,

At this moment, our institute is in reorganisation and therefore we are developing an entirely new website. In the mean time, we will make provisional changes in the current website to allow our visitors to find the right information; e.g. our new (4) scientific departments and support departments and units. We apologize for the inconvenience. Should you be lost somewhere, please send an email with your question(s) to cpr@nioz.nl and we wil try to put you on the right track again. 

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20/09/2016 10:32

Eva Kok wins poster prize at Wader Study Group Symposium

Paula the Pioneer: One tagged knot commutes from the Wadden Sea to its Canadian Arctic breeding ground and finally shows us the details of its migration route.

With this poster, Eva Kok has won the poster prize at the International Symposium of the Wader Study Group, that was held in Cork, Ireland last week.

Congratulations Eva!

Have a look at the poster

15/09/2016 16:30

Control Union and NIOZ start spin-out for ballast water testing

Control Union and NIOZ have joined forces to establish a spin-out company to perform ballast water testing activities for the certification of ballast water treatment systems (BWTS). Control Union Water B.V., with her laboratories in ’t Horntje at Texel, is the commercial successor of the ballast water test activities as these were developed and performed by NIOZ since 2004.

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26/08/2016 11:41

Finishing touches added to the PRISTINE Ultra Clean Water Sampling System for KIOST

KIOSTCurrently, the finishing touches are added to the PRISTINE Ultra Clean Water Sampling System that is being built for the South Korean Institute of Ocean Science and Technology KIOST. With this, the biggest project of NIOZ marine research equipment being built for a third party so far will be completed!

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24/08/2016 10:50

Seagrass restoration threatened by fungi

ZeegrasDutch biologists have discovered that seagrass seed is killed by waterborne fungi that are related to the well-known potato blight. These fungi, which have not previously been found in seawater, hinder seed germination and thus prevent the restoration of seagrass. The biologists, including Laura Govers of Radboud University, published their results on August 24 in Proceedings of the Royal Society B.

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