Using and protecting our blue planet starts with understanding our changing seas.
Om natuurlijke systemen in te kunnen zetten als bescherming tegen de stijgende zeespiegel, moeten we weten hoe klimaatbestendig ze zijn. Hierover gaat op 20 november de oratie van nieuwbenoemd hoogleraar Tjeerd Bouma aan de Universiteit van Utrecht.
Migratory sandpipers who choose to spend the winter in West Africa instead of elsewhere along the East Atlantic coast have a lower chance of survival, are more likely to skip the first breeding season and arrive later at the breeding grounds in Greenland.
Marine sediments play a crucial role in the global carbon cycle due to the oxygen consumption and CO2 respiration of the organisms that live in and on the ocean floor. NIOZ researchers have compiled the largest open-access database available. Read more...
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. Our focus is on six key areas, including the home bases of our institute, the Wadden Sea and the Dutch Delta.
An important part of the NIOZ mission is valorisation of our research efforts – what we like to call frontier-applied research. Successful examples include projects around ballast water, seaweed, tidal energy and deep-sea mining.