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


Friday 28 August 2020
Red knots base migration strategy on both environment and experience
In her dissertation Why Knot? Eva Kok (NIOZ and the University of Groningen) investigates how individual red knots develop their migration strategy. Although environmental conditions play a key role in shaping individual routines, she urges not to…
Wednesday 26 August 2020
Understanding potential errors and downfalls of a novel climate proxy
Accurate reconstructions of past climate changes are essential to understand the changes the world faces today and make predictions for the future. In her PhD research, NIOZ scientists Sophie Reiche focused on the novel proxies of long-chain alkyl…
Thursday 13 August 2020
Testing a 70 m mooring construction for deep sea research on land
For his deep sea research on underwater waves NIOZ scientist Hans van Haren has developed, together with the technicians of the National Marine Facilities department, a large mooring construction. Before shipping it to the Mediterranean Sea in…
Monday 10 August 2020
Previously undescribed lineage of Archaea illuminates microbial evolution
In a publication in Nature Communications last Friday, NIOZ scientists Nina Dombrowski and Anja Spang and their collaboration partners describe a previously unknown phylum of aquatic Archaea that are likely dependent on partner organisms for growth…
Thursday 06 August 2020
First record of invasive shell-boring worm in the Wadden Sea means trouble for oyster
In October 2014, the suspicion arose that the parasite worm Polydora websteri had found its way to the Wadden Sea. Following years of research, that suspicion has now been confirmed: the worm, that likely originates from the Asian Pacific, has…
Tuesday 04 August 2020
NIOZ on Netflix. How can dust help reduce global warming
Dust seems insignificant, but a dust cloud can do a lot: from generating oxygen and mitigating hurricanes to fertilizing the rainforest. In the third episode of the Netflix orginial series "Connected. The hidden science of everything", dust plays a…
Wednesday 29 July 2020
Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation award for model of aquatic symbiosis
Today The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation has granted a Symbiosis Model Systems award to an international consortium consisting of Dr. Anja Spang (NIOZ), Dr. Laura Villanueva (NIOZ), Dr. Dina Grohmann (University of Regensburg), Dr. Harald Huber…
Monday 27 July 2020
Judith van Bleijswijk zondag op Radio Texel
Zondag 2 augustus de zevende NIOZ Natuurwijzer op Radio Texel: Radiomaker Mathijs Deen spreekt dit keer met moleculair bioloog dr. Judith van Bleijswijk die zoekt naar de genetische sporen die alle denkbare organismen achterlaten in het milieu, het…
Monday 20 July 2020
Improving coastal restoration by temporarily imitating nature
Coastal ecosystems are in rapid decline around the world. Restoring them is very expensive and is often unsuccessful. But an international team of researchers discovered a way of increasing restoration success of salt marshes and seagrass meadows,…
Tuesday 14 July 2020
River plants counter both flooding and drought to protect biodiversity
'Water plants are a nuisance in streams, blocking the flow. You should remove them'. This notion has for many years determined how streams were managed to prevent flooding during high rainfall events. Research by NIOZ scientist Loreta Cornacchia,…