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


Thursday 08 July 2021
Construction of new research fleet starts with keel laying of RV Adriaen Coenen
On 8 July 2021, the festive keel laying of the RV Adriaen Coenen took place at Next Generation Shipyards in Lauwersoog. Symbolically, a coin was welded on the keel beam 'for good luck'. This was done by Henk van der Veer (former head of NIOZ Coastal…
Monday 05 July 2021
Dolphin species that live together, do not necessarily compete for food
A new molecular method reveals how different species of toothed whales compete for prey and which food they choose in each other’s company. Marine scientists from NIOZ and the Federal University of Rio Grande, in Brazil, recently published their work…
Tuesday 29 June 2021
During epic migrations, great snipes fly at surprising heights by day and lower by night
Don't let the great snipe's pudginess fool you. A stocky marsh bird with a 20-inch wingspan, great snipes are also speedy marathoners that can migrate from Sweden to Central Africa in just three days, without even stopping to eat, drink, or sleep.…
Wednesday 16 June 2021
The European Marine Board launches policy brief for sustained ocean observation
The European Marine Board (EMB), a leading European think tank in marine science policy, has today launched its policy briefing: Sustaining in situ Ocean Observations in the Age of the Digital Ocean. The Policy Brief, developed by members from the…
Monday 14 June 2021
Quick enforcement of ballast water disinfection with technique of NIOZ researcher
On Friday 18 June, Cees van Slooten, former researcher at NIOZ, will defend his dissertation on systems for ballast water treatment and monitoring at the University of Groningen. His research led to a ready-to-use technique for quickly testing…
Thursday 10 June 2021
Sponges on valuable nodules enable high biodiversity ocean floor
Researchers from NIOZ and Germany have discovered that sponges, which like to settle on metallic nodules on the ocean floor, also provide a home for many other animals. Without the sponges, species richness in these deep-sea regions would be…
Wednesday 09 June 2021
Adriaen Coenen, unschooled expert on marine life
The new RV Adriaen Coenen will be named after a 16th century Dutch fish trader who, as a citizen scientist 'avant la lettre', marked the beginning of sea research in the Netherlands.
Wednesday 09 June 2021
Successful modeltests of RV Wim Wolff
On Tuesday 1st of June and Wednesday 2nd of June occurred at MARIN premises in Wageningen the powering propulsion and resistance model tests using a real scale model of the RV Wim Wolff. These powering model tests are meant to verify the calculated…
Thursday 27 May 2021
EMB Young Ambassador Rebecca Zitoun wants to engage the new generation of marine scientists
For the next two years, NIOZ postdoc Rebecca Zitoun will be a Young Ambassador for the European Marine Board. She is full of plans to encourage her generation of marine scientists to translate their scientific findings into communications that find…
Tuesday 25 May 2021
Changes in North Atlantic deep western boundary currents might not be related to variations in the strength of the MOC
Scientists discovered that changes in the density of North Atlantic deep western boundary currents were not directly linked to the strength of the Meridional Overturning Circulation in 2014-2018. This new study, through the international efforts of…