Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research
Royal Netherlands
Institute for Sea Research

NIOZ Courses & Summer Schools

NIOZ organises the annual Marine Masters Summer Course and is co-organiser of a number of summer schools that bring together marine scientists and students from Dutch as well as international universities. Their aim is to give insight into current directions of marine research, while encouraging exchange across disciplinary and country borders. Furthermore, NIOZ also is involved in training workshops for professionals.

NIOZ Marine Masters Summer Course

NIOZ offers an annual Marine Masters Summer Course that gives insight into state-of-the-art marine research. This introductory, multidisciplinary course covers physics, chemistry, biology and geology as the pillars of oceanography, and offers practical research experience. It is hosted at NIOZ Texel, with the western Wadden Sea as hands-on research area. Read the student blogs (20172018, 2019) to find out about the students' experiences. Due to the corona pandemic the course had to be cancelled in 2020 and will not take place in 2021. The next course edition will take place in 2022. For more information on the course, click here

NCK Summer School, June 2021
NIOZ is part of the Netherlands Centre for Coastal Research (NCK), a network of private, governmental and independent research institutes and universities working in coastal research. The bi-annual NCK summer school has the objective to provide young engineers and scientists, specializing in coastal and estuarine processes with a common background in knowledge, tools and skills. The NCK Summer School covers a range of physical and ecological topics in the coastal area. As a central theme, it links these topics to the Dutch Wadden Sea area and its surroundings, i.e. including the barrier islands and the North Sea. The NCK Summer School includes a series of lectures, elaborating case studies in small groups, field measurements and field trips, as well as a more informal programme in the evening. The next NCK Summer School will be held on the island of Texel, the Netherlands, from 13 till 24 June 2022. For more information, visit the PAO website.