Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research


Wednesday 12 July 2023
€5.2 million for two nature projects providing an expansion of the WATLAS system
Years have been spent working on a unique technique to track small birds in the western Wadden Sea. Monitoring birds is very important if you want to understand what is changing for life in the Wadden Sea. Especially now that the ecosystem is…
Tuesday 11 July 2023
How does benthic life develop in an abandoned sand extraction pit?
How does benthic life develop in sand extraction sites, in which sand up to 6 metres has been excavated? This was investigated by the Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research (NIOZ) and Wageningen Marine Research (WMR) in 2022 for the Sand from…
Tuesday 11 July 2023
NWO M-grant for aquatic symbioses
The NWO Domain Board Science has approved eighteen grant applications in the Open Competition Domain Science-M programme. M-grants are intended for innovative, high-quality, fundamental research and/or studies involving matters of scientific urgency.
Friday 07 July 2023
Dossier: deep sea
Two-thirds of the earth's surface consists of oceans and seas. The deep-sea is the largest biome on earth, making up 90% of the ocean’s volume. Below 200 meters depth it is dark, as hardly any sunlight can penetrate, the pressure increases and food…
Tuesday 04 July 2023
Insights on mangrove restoration for coastal protection
Along the northern coast of Java, Indonesia, relative sea level rises at an alarming rate due to land subsidence. This has tremendous effects on people and mangrove forests along the coast. Over the past four years Celine van Bijsterveldt, biologist…
Monday 03 July 2023
Warmest June ever recorded in Wadden Sea; concerns for mortality in overheated cockles
In the past six summers, there were as many as five with high mortality among cockles in the Wadden Sea. That mortality always occurred several weeks after above-average water temperatures were recorded. "I therefore hold my breath for the shellfish,…
Friday 30 June 2023
Dossier: warm sea and ocean water
Global warming dominates global news. Here, rising atmospheric temperatures are usually the common thread. But of all the extra heat trapped by our greenhouse gas emissions, only 1 per cent remains in the air. The vast majority (89 per cent)…
Thursday 29 June 2023
Vidi grants for regional sea levels and ocean tipping points
[Dutch follows English] Two NIOZ researchers will receive Vidi grants of 800,000 euros. The laureates are Dr Aimée Slangen, for solving the regional sea-level puzzle and Dr Rick Hennekam, for investigating tipping points in climate and ocean…
Thursday 22 June 2023
Deep seabed mining stakeholders meet to discuss how to protect hydrothermal vents
Stakeholder event: Current developments on deep seabed mining and the use of area-based management tools to protect hydrothermal vents
Monday 19 June 2023
June 16-25, Week of Invasive Species: 'Invasive species can also add something to nature'
Plants or animals brought into nature - accidentally or on purpose - from distant lands can cause major problems. Such exotic species, especially when they are also "invasive," pushing out native species, are therefore seen in a negative light. But…