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.
After years of outbreaks among both domesticated and wild birds on land, the bird flu virus H5N1 has moved to sea. The researchers report their experiences on Foula in a recently published field report and in the December issue of Scottish Birds
Het NIOZ in Yerseke opende op zaterdag 1 oktober, tijdens het Weekend van de Wetenschap, haar deuren en mocht 1200 enthousiaste bezoekers ontvangen. Speciaal deze keer was de samenwerking met Expeditie NEXT, het Nationale Wetenschapsfestival voor kinderen
Researchers from NIOZ, WUR and Aeria visited Svalbard, Norway, to make high resolution drone images of different species of seals, to compare them with satellite images and develope algorithms to automate the detection of seals.
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.