Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research
Phone number
+31 (0)222 36 9421
National Marine Facilities (NMF)
NMF Officer
  • Paleoceanography & paleoclimatology
  • Oxygen minimum marine environments
  • Multi-proxy applications; isotope and biomarkers
  • Marine sedimentology
  • Benthic foraminifera (Peruvian taxa)

Dr. Zeynep Erdem

NMF Officer


    • 2012 - 2016 Ph.D. in Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, Christian-Albrechts-University in Kiel
    • 2008 - 2011 M.Sc. Climate and Ocean Sciences, Eurasia Institute of Earth Systems, Istanbul Technical University, Turkey
    • 2004 - 2008 B.Sc. Engineering Geology, Faculty of Mines, Istanbul Technical University, Turkey

    Research Interests

    • Paleocenaography and Paleoclimatology
    • Marine Geology, Sedimentology 
    • Oxygen Minimum Marine Environments
    • Lipid biomarkers
    • Micropaleontology; Benthic Foraminifera

      Pistoncore sampling during NICO Leg 7. Credit: W.Hooijmans



      • 2020 Dutch R/V Pelagia, 64PE467 GoM2020, Gulf of Mexico, Sediment sampling 
      • 2019 Dutch R/V Pelagia, 64PE450 Namibia expedition, Sediment sampling
      • 2019 Dutch R/V Pelagia, 64PE449 FUNAMOX Expedition, Namibia, Sediment sampling
      • 2018 Dutch R/V Pelagia, NICO Expedition Leg 7, Gulf of Mexico, Sediment sampling
      • 2013 German R/V Meteor Leg 94, Caribbean Sea, Geological studies (sediment sampling)
      • 2010 & 2011 ICDP: PALEOVAN Field work (Lake Van, Turkey) & Laboratory (Bremen, Germany)
      • 2010 Italian R/V Urania, Geophysical and Geological studies in Sea of Marmara
      • 2010 German R/V M.S.Merian Leg15/1, Bosphorus Outlet Area Black Sea, Geological studies (sediment sampling) (HYPOX)
      • 2010 Turkish R/V Yunus EC ESONET Sea of Marmara Demo Mission
      • 2009 Turkish R/V Arar, Bosphorus Outlet Area Black Sea, Geological and Geophysical Studies (HYPOX)



      Linked news

      Monday 25 March 2024
      Additional nutrients intensify dead zones in oceans
      As more and more nutrients from land and air enter the world’s oceans, the dead zones without oxygen in the water will increase in size and intensity. That is the warning that PhD student Zoë van Kemenade, an organic geochemist at NIOZ, draws from…

      Linked blogs

      Tuesday 04 February 2020
      NIOZ@SEA | GoM2020 expedition in the northern Gulf of Mexico
      The mighty Mississippi river and its Atchafalaya branch bring in vast amounts of sediment material and dissolved nutrients into the northern Gulf of Mexico. By doing so, these rivers have an enormous impact on the chemistry and biology in the water…
      Tuesday 26 February 2019
      NIOZ@SEA | 64PE450
      Along the southwestern African continental margin off Namibia and Angola coral mound provinces were found during the Meteor (ANNA) cruise in 2016. While the corals in the south along the Namibian margin were mostly fossil frame structures, the corals…
      Tuesday 26 February 2019
      NIOZ@SEA | FUNAMOX expedition in the southeast Atlantic
      Off the coast of southwest Africa, currents force cold deep waters full of essential elements required for ocean life to the surface. This so-called upwelling has enormous impacts on the chemistry and biology of the water and sediment. We are sailing…

      NIOZ publications