Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research

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 blog 2017 or the student blog 2018 to find out about the students' experiences. The next NIOZ Marine Masters Summer Course will take place in 2019. For information on the NIOZ Marine Masters Summer Course 2018, click here

Wadden Sea World Heritage Summer School, August 18-31, 2018
During this two-week summer school, master students and early PhD students will explore the natural dynamics of the Wadden Sea together with scientists on the islands of Sylt (D), Spiekeroog (D) and Texel (NL). The Wadden Sea World Heritage Summer School is a joint initiative of three research institutes, namely NIOZ, ICBM and AWI, as well as the Waddenacademie. Students will learn about concepts and methods needed to examine key ecological processes in estuarine ecosystems, and will gain a basic understanding of the challenges of managing a World Natural Heritage Site on a national and trilateral level. The programme and all further information on the summer school can be found here

NCK Summer School, 2019
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 provides young engineers and scientists specialising in coastal and estuarine processes with a common background in knowledge, tools and skills. The next NCK Summer School will take place in 2019.
Find out about the past NCK Summer Schools.