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.
In a publication in Nature Communications, NIOZ scientists Nina Dombrowski and Anja Spang describe a previously unknown phylum of aquatic Archaea. This study yields new insights into the diversity and evolutionary history of the Archaea.
Researchers from the German Alfred Wegener Institute (AWI) and the Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research (NIOZ) confirm in a publication in Marine Biodiversity that the parasite worm Polydora websteri has found its way to the Wadden Sea.
Coastal ecosystems are in rapid decline around the world. Restoring them is very expensive and is often unsuccessful. But an international team of researchers discovered a way of increasing restoration success of salt marshes and seagrass meadows.
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.