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Wednesday 05 June 2024
Deep sea microbes can adapt their basic building blocks
Every microbe uses the element phosphorus to build its outer protective layer. Just like all cells in our human body. But what if there is almost no phosphorus available, which is the case in some areas of the deep sea? An international team lead by…
Monday 03 June 2024
Fungus breaks down ocean plastic
A fungus living in the sea can break down the plastic polyethylene, provided it has first been exposed to UV radiation from sunlight. Researchers from, among others, NIOZ published their results in the scientific journal Science of the Total…
Friday 24 May 2024
30 million for research into acceleration of climate change
Climate change can be accelerated by feedback mechanisms: complex phenomena caused by climate change that in turn can further drive climate change. One example is the additional CO2 emissions from thawing permafrost. Research into the influence of…
Thursday 23 May 2024
International evaluation finds NIOZ excellent
The NIOZ was evaluated by a committee of international experts and our scientific research was rated as excellent. This six-yearly evaluation is used to monitor and improve the quality, relevance and viability of research in public institutions in…
Friday 17 May 2024
NWO Open Competition Domain Science – M awards for 3 NIOZ scientists
The NWO Domain Board Science has approved the grant applications of NIOZ scientists Femke the Jong, Stefan Schouten and Peter Kraal in the Open Competition Domain Science-M program. M-grants are intended for innovative, high-quality, fundamental…
Thursday 16 May 2024
A perfect storm: how an almost disastrous research cruise yielded unexpected new insights
When a team of scientists on board the research vessel RV Pelagia on the North Sea ran into a violent storm, they feared that all their equipment was lost in the sea and a year of work had been in vain. But the opposite turned out to be true: after…
Tuesday 14 May 2024
Final dust settles slowly in the deep sea
Unidentified Living Organisms between manganese nodules 'Dust clouds' at the bottom of the deep sea, that will be created by deep-sea mining activities, descend at a short distance for the biggest part. That is shown by PhD research of NIOZ marine…
Wednesday 08 May 2024
Joint grant from the Netherlands and Germany for 3 NIOZ studies on Wadden Sea
The Netherlands and Germany are jointly investing €15 million in research projects aimed at effective protection and management of the Wadden Sea. NIOZ researchers are involved in 3 of the 5 awarded projects, in which they will work, among other…
Monday 29 April 2024
Archaea can be picky parasites
A parasite that not only feeds of its host, but also makes the host change its own metabolism and thus biology. NIOZ microbiologists Su Ding and Joshua Hamm, Nicole Bale, Jaap Sinninghe Damsté and Anja Spang have shown this for the very first time in…
Wednesday 24 April 2024
Herring arrives earlier in the Wadden Sea due to climate change, shows extreme long-term research
Due to the changing climate, young herring arrive in the Wadden Sea earlier and earlier in spring. That is shown in a new publication by NIOZ ecologists Mark Rademaker, Myron Peck and Anieke van Leeuwen, in this month's journal Global Change Biology.…