Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research


Monday 13 February 2023
64PE513 NIOZ@Sea blog: The BEYΩND expedition
Many marine plants and animals use carbonate minerals to build their shells and skeletons. The most well-known examples include coral and shellfish, but several important groups of plankton (organisms that spend their lives afloat in the ocean) do…
Thursday 12 January 2023
Is the ocean getting noisier? The AQUA expedition
Climate change will likely make the oceans noisier. Not only does increased ship traffic add noise, the ongoing dissolution of CO2 into the ocean makes seawater more acidic and that, in turn, makes sound travel further underwater. Various studies…
Tuesday 13 December 2022
Deep sea mining would change the seafloor ecosystem for up to millions of years
“The unique and vulnerable ecosystems of the deep sea are the last ecosystems on earth that haven't been degraded by humans yet. In this muddy environment, potato-sized polymetallic nodules are the only hold-fast for immobile animals like corals,…
Sunday 04 December 2022
Buoy on the run
Autonomous dust-collecting buoy Carmen has escaped from her mooring line with which she was tethered to the sea floor off Cape Blanc, Mauritania, northwest Africa. She had been deployed in December 2021 and was meant to be serviced again in the late…
Wednesday 09 November 2022
BLOG New Research Fleet Equipment | Training and sea acceptance tests Slocum gliders
After the tender procedure, three Slocum gliders have been purchased from Teledyne Webb Research. The first two weeks of November 2022, a team of scientists, electrical engineers and ship technicians went to SOCIB on Mallorca for combined operational…
Thursday 29 September 2022
Dust in South America
Two members of the international dust team went to Peru to attend the Open Science Conference on Eastern Boundary Upwelling Systems (EBUS): Past, Present and Future & Second International Conference on the Humboldt Current System 19-23 September in…
Monday 22 August 2022
BLOG I-Nano cruise | Exploring deep-sea nanomaterials
Nanomaterials and nanoparticles are usually connected with high-tech industrial processes. But they have been a natural part of our planet from the very beginning, they show unique catalytic capabilities that may have (had) a major influence on…
Thursday 11 August 2022
WATLAS fieldwork 2022 | Bonte strandlopers op Griend
Evy Gobbens verblijft deze zomer 11 weken op Griend om onderzoek te doen naar bonte strandlopers. Lees in deze blogserie het dagboek dat Evy bijhoudt over het wonen en werken op een onbewoond eiland middenin de Nederlandse Waddenzee.
Monday 18 July 2022
Podcast Van Delta tot Diepzee aflevering 23_Van oud naar nieuw onderzoekschip RV Adriaen Coenen met schipper Wim Jan Boon
Een gesprek vanuit de NIOZ-haven op Texel, de thuishaven van de nationale onderzoeksschepen (research vessels): RV Pelagia, het grote onderzoeksschip dat de Oceanen bevaart en dat zich ten tijde van dit interview op de Noordzee bevindt, RV Navicula,…
Monday 27 June 2022
From 20 - 23 June two NIOZ colleagues boarded the Italian tug Macistone to recover, service and re-deploy the Mediterranean sediment-trap mooring that is part of a unique time series of Saharan dust collection since the late 1980's. The time series…