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.
By digging into major historic records of flood disasters a research team revealed in Nature Sustainability that the value of nature for flood defense has actually been evident for hundreds of years.
Corals worldwide are threatened due to climate change and local stressors. The front line of the battle, however, is microscopic in scale. In the competition between coral and turf algae, microbes can be decisive in the outcome.
Read the NIOZ Annual Report 2019 with online interviews, videos, picture gallery and facts & figures of the 2019 highlights.
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 seas and oceans around the world. To create more visibility for our research, NIOZ has centres of interdisciplinary expertise around topics of societal and industrial interest. Each centre offers access for managers, scientists and other stakeholders to the various expertise on specific research area.