NIOZ and Utrecht University (UU) have been collaborating for over 25 years and since 2015 the collaboration on research and teaching in the fields of water and climate has intensified. The aim of this Symposium is to enhance this collaboration even more so that scientists and research groups on both sides can make more use of each other’s knowledge, laboratories and facilities. We hope this will become a new tradition in the collaboration between UU and NIOZ!

There will be collaboration talks and creative workshops. After the symposium we will gather in Den Burg for a dinner with our peers. Participation and dinner are free of charge. Accommodation is provided also free of charge for those who are coming from outside Texel. It will be a fun day on the lovely island of Texel!

To participate in the symposium, subscribe until the 7th of September.
For more detailed information, please see the program.

The event has 2 creative workshop sessions, one in the morning and one in the afternoon. The main idea behind these workshops is to make the symposium more interactive and give the chance to people discuss their research and learn from each other; increasing the chances of new collaborations between people from NIOZ and UU.

When subscribing, you will be asked to assign two themes and suggest a topic you would like to discuss within that theme per workshop session. If the topic you would like to discuss cannot be related to any of these themes you can just add it on the “Open Theme”. Or if you don’t have any topic, no problem! Just leave it in blank or add a “–“on it.

The themes are described below:

1. Connectivity, Networks, Eco-Complexity, and Transport This covers all research where interactions, networks and transport are involved, including but not limited to biodiversity, pollution, modeling approaches, migrations, elemental cycles and biochemistry.

2. Earth as resource Anything concerning the way earth is used by humans, and treats to our natural resources, fits here.

3. The Anthropocene aka the Human Era. This includes any themes that possibly relate to anthropogenic impacts or changes that are occurring recently.

4. The (un)seen world Everything that can and can’t be seen, big and small, from molecule up to mountains, up close and far away, and methods used to make the invisible visible.

5. Past, present, and predict Studies of what has been, what is and what will be or how these timescales are interconnected.

6. Crossing borders in science Sharing your ideas and problems regarding (un)common techniques, using techniques in a new area, ideas you have beyond the scope of your own project, anything that is extreme or beyond the ordinary, applications of your research.

We hope to see all of you there, and we are excited to create and build our community with you.
The Organizing Committee