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.
"The synthesis report emphasizes that adaptation to climate change and sea level rise is possible in several ways, but without rapid mitigation of further warming, it will be like trying to empty the ocean with a thimble."
"Extracting manganese nodules or other valuable metals from the bottom of the oceans is still fraught with many uncertainties. It is therefore far too early to proceed with commercial deep-sea mining at this time," says marine biologist Sabine Gollner.
At NIOZ there has been a developing discussion under what conditions NIOZ can be involved in research funded by big oil and gas companies. Reasons for having this discussion now are the tenders for the wind parks at the North Sea (HKW, IJmuiden Ver), disc
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.