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.

FaCE-It Summer School 'Marine biogeochemical cycling: from measurements to modelling', September 30 - October 4, 2019
This summer school gives PhD students and early post-docs the opportunity to gain insight into the experimental methodology to investigate the effect of animal activity on biogeochemical cycling in both sediments and the water column. The summer school includes lectures, field observations and experiments to modeling and indicator development. The summer school takes place at the STARESO Research Station in Calvi, Corsica, France. Find out more about the FaCE It-Summer School 2019.

NIOZ Marine Masters Summer Course, July 2020
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. The next NIOZ Marine Masters Summer Course will take place in the first two weeks of July 2020. For more information and to register, 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 tools and skills to young engineers and scientists, specializing in coastal and estuarine processes with a common background in knowledge. 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 in June 2021 on the island of Texel, the Netherlands. For more information, visit the PAO website.

Wadden Sea World Heritage Summer School
During this two-week summer school, master students and early PhD students 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 learn about concepts and methods needed to examine key ecological processes in estuarine ecosystems, and gain a basic understanding of the challenges of managing a World Natural Heritage Site on a national and trilateral level. The next Wadden Sea World Heritage Summer School will probably take place in summer 2020 or 2021. Have a look at the 2018 programme to get an idea about the content of the summer school.