Using and protecting our blue planet starts with understanding our changing seas.
Het NIOZ opende op zaterdag 5 oktober haar deuren en mocht 1500 enthousiaste bezoekers ontvangen. Heel veel gezinnen met kinderen, potentiële mariene biologen, oud-medewerkers en buurtgenoten namen deel aan alle activiteiten, demonstraties en lezingen.
In 2019 three Pelagia cruises are organised to study and describe the various parts of the ecosystem of the North Sea. Follow the blog of the expedition which started on October 7, 2019.
Around three million years ago, during the Pliocene epoch, up to one third of Antarctica’s ice sheets melted, causing sea-levels to rise 20 metres. These events from the geological past confirm the recent IPCC report and were published recently in Nature.
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.