Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research


Wednesday 10 July 2024
Education@NIOZ: Marine Masters Summer Course 2024
From July 7 to 19, the NIOZ Marine Masters Summer Course (MaMa course) will be held at NIOZ Texel. This year, 36 students from 12 universities across Europe will participate, representing diverse programs: Climate Physics, (marine) Biology, Molecular…
Friday 05 July 2024
New dusty paper out: high-resolution dust monitoring off northwest Africa
In their new paper that was published today in the journal Frontiers in Marine Sciences, Blanda Matzenbacher and colleagues from VU and NIOZ present the first year of the unprecedented high resolution (4 days!) Saharan dust monitoring sediment-trap…
Monday 17 June 2024
NIOZ@Sea: The Weeds of Change expedition
The brown macroalgal genus Sargassum, the namesake of the Sargasso Sea, is an essential habitat and refuge for many organisms including endemic species. Historically, this so-called 'golden rainforest of the Atlantic Ocean' was constrained to the…
Wednesday 01 May 2024
NIOZ@Sea | 2nd North-Sea Atlantic Exchange (NoSe) expedition
The biologically productive North Sea impacts the global climate through exchange of carbon and nutrients with the Atlantic Ocean. The North Sea is a very productive coastal sea. A lot of carbon dioxide (CO2) can be taken up through physical,…
Sunday 07 April 2024
Early April 2024 Saharan dust to Europe - event
Early April 2024, a big dust cloud took off from Northwest Africa and was blown North across Western Europe. The dust caused spectacular sunsets and caught a lot of media attention. Since we know very little about long-distance aeolian (wind-blown)…
Wednesday 06 March 2024
NIOZ@SEA | Final recovery of 3D high-precision temperature array
After several years of preparation, a team of NIOZ-NMF constructed a large mooring array in the harbor of La Seyne-sur-mer (Toulon, France) in 8 days of October 2020. The compacted array of 45 instrumented lines mounted on a steel cable grid inside a…
Tuesday 09 January 2024
Between the 4th and 23rd of January, a team of scientists are on board the RV Pelagia to collect a second set of data and samples for the SEALINK project. This is a large, interdisciplinary project running from 2021 to 2025 in which Dutch and…
Tuesday 28 November 2023
NIOZ@SEA | Cruise PE-527 Nanoplastic in the North Atlantic
Ocean plastic debris has been recognised as a severe environmental problem in the ocean but we are only beginning to understand the role of particles
Friday 24 November 2023
T-0 meting van de eerste Texelse kerf gestart
Staatsbosbeheer is voornemens een kerf aan te leggen in de Texelse zeereep. Deze zeereep dreigt namelijk te hoog, te steil en bovendien te smal te worden, waardoor kalkhoudend zandstrand het grijze-duin gebied achter de zeereep niet meer kan…