The NICO expedition (Netherlands Initiative Changing Oceans) is a scientific cruise initiated by the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) and Royal NIOZ to investigate changing oceans. Over 100 researchers from 20 organizations are participating in the expedition which aims to examine the characteristics of the ocean and the seas. The multidisciplinary character is unique to the expedition. The 7-month expedition sails from the Caribbean Sea, via the Mississippi delta and Ireland back to Texel in the Netherlands and lasts until the end of July 2018. During the trip, geologists, marine biologists, ecologists and oceanographers sail along who have picked up research questions from the Ocean note approved by the Council of Ministers last year.
Visit the NICO-expedition website here