NIOZ, the Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research, is the national oceanographic institute and the Netherlands’ centre of expertise for ocean, sea and coast. We advance fundamental understanding of marine systems, the way they change, the role they play in climate and biodiversity, and how they may provide sustainable solutions to society in the future.
On 26 September 2023 the RV Wim Wolff was launched successfully at Thecla Bodewes Shipyards in Harlingen and towed to Kampen for the final phase. Another imporant milestone for the new research fleet.
The regional final of the Eo Wijers Prize Competition 2022-2023 has been won by a collaboration of architects and NIOZ researchers. In their entry, 'A voyage of discovery to New Zeeland', they outline how Zeelanders can meet challenges of sea level change
Biologists like to think in terms of individual species that all have their own place within food webs in ecosystems across the world. "But that is surely too simplistic thinking," NIOZ researcher Ana Born-Torrijos and colleagues warn
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.