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Friday 13 January 2017
NIOZ research vessel in the Caribbean
NIOZ organised an expedition to the Saba Bank aboard the research vessel Pelagia from 19th August to 8th September 2016. Thirteen scientists from NIOZ, Wageningen Marine Research, TU Delft, UvA and Utrecht University set out to investigate how…
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Thursday 12 January 2017
Leven in de Marianentrog
De Marianentrog in de Grote Oceaan is met elf kilometer het diepste punt op aarde. Het is er koud en donker, maar toch leven er dieren, dankzij de bewegingen van het water. Met ultra gevoelige meetinstrumenten onderzoekt oceanograaf Hans van Haren…
Wednesday 11 January 2017
Successful acceptance test of high pressure samplers for India
A delegation of the National Institute of Ocean Technology (NIOT) visited NIOZ for performing Acceptance Tests for their new NIOZ High Pressure Sampling system. All the tests were performed successfully.
Friday 02 December 2016
Good things come from above for deep-sea coral reefs
Deep-sea coral reefs grow in the oceans at great depths in the dark. They can be found around the peaks of limestone mounds rising from the seafloor up to hundreds of meters. The corals produce these limestone mounds themselves: they consist of dead…
Tuesday 18 October 2016
Ragworms sprout cached seeds to get a more nutritious meal
Ragworms that live in the seabed of tidal flats and marshes are opportunistic feeders and known to eat practically anything. Nevertheless, it was a big surprise to researchers from the NIOZ, Deltares and the Japanese company TechnoSuruga Laboratory…
Tuesday 20 September 2016
Eva Kok wins poster prize at Wader Study Group Symposium
Paula the Pioneer: One tagged knot commutes from the Wadden Sea to its Canadian Arctic breeding ground and finally shows us the details of its migration route.
Thursday 15 September 2016
Control Union and NIOZ start spin-out for ballast water
Control Union and NIOZ have joined forces to establish a spin-out company to perform ballast water testing activities for the certification of ballast water treatment systems (BWTS). Control Union Water B.V., with her laboratories in ’t Horntje at…
Wednesday 24 August 2016
Seagrass restoration threatened by fungi
Dutch biologists have discovered that seagrass seed is killed by waterborne fungi that are related to the well-known potato blight. These fungi, which have not previously been found in seawater, hinder seed germination and thus prevent the…
Thursday 18 August 2016
Mussels speed up saltmarsh recovery after long droughts
Mussels are well-known and important inhabitants of the deeper tidal flats and channels in the Dutch coastal waters. In the US, mussels prefer to live higher up among the plants. Research now shows that they play an important role there: they ensure…
Wednesday 20 July 2016
From Canadian breeding grounds to Wadden Sea
On Friday morning, 'Paula', a red knot mounted with a very small satellite transmitter, landed on de Boschplaat on the island of Terschelling, The Netherlands. She did so after leaving the most northerly breeding grounds on Earth in a non-stop flight…