Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research


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…
Tuesday 25 May 2021
Aquaculture turns biodiversity into uniformity along the coast of China
Fishery and aquaculture have given rise to an enormous uniformity in the diversity of bivalves along the more than 18,000 kilometer long Chinese coast, biologist He-Bo Peng and colleagues report in this month’s issue of Diversity and Distributions.
Wednesday 19 May 2021
Birds dealing with change - Mapping migration routes can lead to conservation areas
Tracking migratory birds that carry tiny satellite transmitters in featherlight ‘backpacks’, can teach us a lot about change in the environment. It may also point at possibilities to avoid loss of biodiversity. That is an important message in the…
Tuesday 18 May 2021
Grazing by herbivores contributes to coastal protection
Grazing by cows and small herbivores like hare and geese can help reduce the erosion of vulnerable coastal salt marshes and therefore contribute to nature-based coastal defense. This conclusion was published in a peer-reviewed paper by ecological…