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.
Within the KIC call ‘Aquatic food production’, two research projects have been awarded. Klaas Timmermans (NIOZ) leads the project 'From Sea to Society' which aims to initiate a marine, efficient, sustainable low trophic aquaculture chain.
In early December 2021, a remarkable stranding of dead and weakened Puffins began on the Dutch coast. After a few days, the number of animals washed ashore declined, but just before Christmas numbers started rising again.
The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) has awarded a Veni grant worth 280,000 euros to 2 highly promising early career NIOZ scientists: Annika Vaksmaa and Tanja Stratmann.
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.