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

Replacement National Marine Research Facilities

NIOZ, the NWO Dutch Research Council and the Top Sector Water & Maritime work together on the renewal of the national research fleet and equipment. On this webpage you will find answers, for example, about frequently asked questions and why does the NIOZ research fleet need to be replaced?

Frequently Asked Questions Want to know more about why the news ships are build, who are the users and why we don't use existing ships? Read more...
What are the Netherlands' interests at sea? Both the scientific marine research and the maritime sector of the Netherlands belong to the international top. Read more...
Why does the fleet need to be replaced? The ocean-going RV Pelagia and the tidal vessel RV Navicula are beyond their eco- nomic and technical lifespan. Read more..
Societal issues For which Dutch, European and global knowledge and innovation agendas is a Dutch research fleet unmissable? Read more...
User network ships Users are Marine Research Institutes, Matitime & Research Innovation, International Marine Research Facilities and International Data Networks.
New Research Fleet More information on each new ship, including a time line and specifications will follow soon.

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