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Wednesday 26 February 2020
Nanoplastics project receives NWO ENW Groot award
A multidisciplinary research team will investigate the origin, nature, transport and impact of nanoplastics The main applicant for this awarded NWO ENW Groot project is Prof. dr. Bert Weckhuysen (Utrecht University), for NIOZ Linda Amaral-Zettler is…
Friday 21 February 2020
Launch of the Marine Microbiome Roadmap
In Brussels on 5th February at a meeting of the AORA Marine Microbiome group at the Skeikampen, Thon Hotel Brussels City Centre the AORA Marine Microbiome Roadmap has been launched. NIOZ researcher Henk Bolhuis joined the team who put this together.…
Thursday 13 February 2020
A real global player: Previously unrecognised bacteria may be a key group in marine sediments
From the shoreline to the deep sea, one group of bacteria is particularly widespread in our planet’s seabed: The so-called Woeseiales, which may be feeding on the protein remnants of dead cells. Researchers from the Max Planck Institute for Marine…
Thursday 13 February 2020
NWO-grant to investigate dredged harbour sediment as carbon neutral building material
A team of researchers from NIOZ and Utrecht University have won a grant from the NWO Topsector Water & Maritiem to investigate the potential of dredged harbour sediment as a carbon neutral resource for building materials. The team will investigate…
Wednesday 12 February 2020
'Natuurwijzer' van Radio Texel gaat vernieuwd van start met Allert Bijleveld
Op zondag 16 februari vertelt NIOZ-onderzoeker Allert Bijleveld over zijn werk aan kanoeten op Radio Texel bij het programma Natuurwijzer. Interviewer is Mathijs Deen, bekend van de landelijke radio. Het team van Natuurwijzer is vernieuwd. Voortaan…
Friday 31 January 2020
Een dam dwars door de Noordzee: waarschuwscenario voor klimaatverandering
[English follows Dutch] Met een dam van 475 kilometer tussen het noorden van Schotland en het westen van Noorwegen, plus nog één van 160 kilometer tussen het westpuntje van Frankrijk en het Zuidwesten van Engeland, kunnen meer dan 25 miljoen…
Wednesday 22 January 2020
Public lectures by NIOZ scientists at Ecomare
In February and March, 7 NIOZ scientists will give 4 public lectures at Ecomare. The lectures are a run-up to the new exhibition Wonderlijk Wad that will be opened at the beginning of May at Ecomare. The main language is Dutch, tickets cost € 5,-,…
Tuesday 14 January 2020
Ice bubbles still hold methane in Arctic sediment during cold season
During parts of the year, the enclosure of gas hydrates causes the ocean floor around Svalbard to emit nearly half the amount of the greenhouse gas methane than previously thought. Warming of sea water might stop this seasonal difference during this…
Friday 10 January 2020
Zilvermeeuw vergroot broedsucces met huisvuil
De zilvermeeuwen die broeden op de zuidpunt van Texel krijgen meer en grotere jongen wanneer ze voedselzoeken op vuilnisbelten en in steden. Maar het zoeken van antropogeen – niet natuurlijk – voedsel heeft een nadeel: het kost meer energie met als…
Thursday 09 January 2020
Reconstructing past atmospheric CO2 levels to better understand climate change
Carbon dioxide plays a critical role in global climate and is of growing concern with the continuous rise of CO2. Past Earth is used to better understand the precise relationship between CO2 and climate (aka climate sensitivity), but reconstructing…