NWO-NIOZ Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research is the national oceanographic institute and principally performs and promotes academically excellent multidisciplinary fundamental and frontier applied marine research addressing important scientific and societal questions pertinent to the functioning of oceans and seas. NIOZ serves as national marine research facilitator (NMF) for The Netherlands scientific community.
For Rijkswaterstaat (the executive agency of the Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management), researchers from the NIOZ and Wageningen Marine Research investigated how to approach the return of seagrass to the Dutch parts of the Wadden Sea.
NIOZ researcher Paolo Stocchi and an international team of scientists published a study in Nature Communications today. This new reconstruction revolutionizes what is thought about the global continental ice mass during the Last Ice Age.
On March 1, 2021 Jan-Berend Stuut will be appointed as honorary professor of Aeolian Sedimentology at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. He investigates the role of desert dust in the Earth’s climate both at present and in the past.
Our science is conducted in four scientific departments;. Three of them are area oriented: estuaries and delta areas, coastal seas and open oceans. Marine Microbiology and Biogeochemistry conducts science in all three area types.
NIOZ performs maritime research in deltas, seas and oceans around the world. To create more visibility for our research, NIOZ has several virtual centres of interdisciplinary expertise around topics of societal and industrial interest. Each centre aims to offer a variety of stakeholders easy access to our expertise: don't hesitate to contact the contactpersons listed in each centre if you have any questions or suggestions.