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.
There is a huge seasonal variability in methane seeps in the Arctic Ocean, according to a new paper in Nature Geoscience published by an international group of scientists including Helge Niemann from NIOZ and UU.
Van Hall Larenstein University of Applied Sciences, NIOZ, Wageningen University & Research, Danvos and Hortimare jointly investigated in the ZEEVIVO project whether seaweed could be a suitable and sustainable ingredient for fish feed.
NIOZ PhD student Susanne van Donk writes in her dissertation that herring gulls breeding on the southern tip of Texel get more and bigger chicks when they look for food on garbage dumps, in cities or discarded bycatch from fisheries.
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. To create more visibility for our research, NIOZ has centres of interdisciplinary expertise around topics of societal and industrial interest. Each centre offers access for managers, scientists and other stakeholders to the various expertise on specific research area.