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.
At NIOZ, every day is an ocean's day, dedicated to doing research from the delta to the deep sea and from climate to biodiversity. Around June 8th, NIOZ organizes a range of activities to raise awareness why the ocean matters to all of us.
“In the project 'Sublife' we investigate if animals can live in the cracks of the ocean crust and if animals from hydrothermal vents use those cracks for their dispersal.
During this century, the retreat of the Greenland Ice Sheet will potentially change the composition of marine coastal species in Greenland, from bacteria to fish. This is the main research conclusion of PhD candidate Alice Stuart-Lee.
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.