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


Thursday 30 September 2021
Utrecht University and NIOZ join forces in eleven more joint research projects
Eleven research pairs from Utrecht University (UU) and the Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research (NIOZ) have been awarded grants to carry out joint research into the functioning of coastal seas and oceans. In 2020, thirteen previous pairs…
Tuesday 28 September 2021
European fishing communities face their own specific climate risks
Of all European fisheries and coastal communities, the ones in the UK and the Eastern Mediterranean have the highest risk of being affected by climate change. Marine researchers working in Denmark, the UK and the Netherlands published the outcomes of…
Thursday 23 September 2021
New, innovative equipment for national marine research
Under the leadership of the Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research (NIOZ), a large consortium of national marine research and education institutes has been focusing, over the past few years, on the now necessary replacement of the national…
Monday 20 September 2021
Inaugural lecture Jan van Gils 21 September 2021 | ‘Climate change leads to shortage of males’
The Arctic is the region with the fastest change in climate. This has drastic consequences for a migratory bird like the knot, NIOZ-ecologist Jan van Gils explains in his inaugural lecture as honorary professor ‘Global Change Ecology of Migrant…
Monday 13 September 2021
Rob Middag appointed honorary professor Marine Trace Metal Biogeochemistry
On 1 September 2021 Rob Middag has been appointed as honorary professor in Marine Trace Metal Biogeochemistry at the University of Groningen in the Centre for Isotope Research (CIO) Oceans group. As a chemical oceanographer, Rob Middag's research…
Friday 10 September 2021
SIBES and Wadden Mosaic show powerline Wadden Sea planned straight through biodiversity hotspots
The projected powerline ‘Eemshaven West’, that may connect a new 700 MW wind park on the North Sea with the powerstation in Eemshaven, potentially crosses the Wadden Sea exactly in some of the most biodiverse hotspots. That is the conclusion drawn by…
Tuesday 31 August 2021
Large difference in role of iron between oceans near Greenland and Antarctica
Though a lack of iron is a factor limiting algal growth in the oceans, more dissolved iron in the ocean East of Greenland due to the melting of the Greenland Ice Sheet does not lead to more algae there. Off the coast of Antarctica, on the other hand,…
Monday 23 August 2021
PhD researcher provides ways to determine methane emissions on land
Nadine Smit, researcher at the Royal NIOZ Netherlands Institute for Sea Research, has discovered new chemical tracers to investigate the presence of terrestrial bacteria that consume the powerful greenhouse gas methane. The knowledge about methane…
Friday 20 August 2021
Marine parasites secretly nibble from their hosts
Parasitic copepods that were thought to use their marine hosts as a foothold and to steal food from their intestinal tract, now turn out to use a mixed feeding style to feed on both the host and its food. By applying a novel molecular method to…
Thursday 05 August 2021
Sea levels rising ever faster according to IPCC climate report 2021
In 3,000 years, the average sea level has never risen as fast as in the last century, during which it has risen by 20 centimetres. And the sea level is rising faster and faster. Another 20 centimetres will be added in the next thirty years. If…