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


Tuesday 05 July 2022
First vessel christened in new national research fleet
Research Vessel Adriaen Coenen was christened on Wednesday, 6 July 2022 at Next Generation Shipyards in Lauwersoog, where the vessel was built. The christening of the RV Adriaen Coenen marks a new phase in the replacement of the national research…
Monday 04 July 2022
Better prediction of sea level change with regional models
Current climate models generate maps too coarse-grained for coastal seas such as the North Sea. Researcher Tim Hermans has developed a regional model that is better able to predict the expected sea level rise in the North Sea than the currently used…
Monday 04 July 2022
Research into a sustainable fishing method for cut through shell
In a unique joint venture, NIOZ and Wageningen Marine Research, together with professional fishermen and nature conservationists, are investigating how to catch cut through shells in the North Sea sustainably without harming the protected common…
Thursday 30 June 2022
NWO-Vidi grant to develop organic geochemical tools
NIOZ scientist Darci Rush received a NWO-Vidi grant for her research on Nu-BHPs (Nucleoside-BHPs as new proxies for paleo-temperature and paleo-pH). She intends to develop organic geochemical tools to reconstruct past temperature as well as soil pH,…
Thursday 23 June 2022
Our future ocean needs strengthened communication
New Ocean challenges and opportunities fuel the need for enhanced marine and solution-oriented science communication. Strengthening its capacity is critical, as well as developing dedicated training programs, deeper and wider collaboration with…
Monday 20 June 2022
Detectives in subtropical waters | on the hunt for toxic dinoflagellates
The coastal waters around Florida can suddenly turn red, green or brown, with fatal consequences for manatees, fish and other marine life. The cause: microscopic organisms that can produce toxins. That not only has disastrous consequences for nature,…
Wednesday 15 June 2022
Myron Peck appointed special professor of Life Cycle Ecophysiology of Marine Animals
The executive board of Wageningen University & Research (WUR) has appointed prof. Dr. Myron Peck as special professor Life Cycle Ecophysiology of Marine Animals. The chair commenced on June 1 and is funded by the Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea…
Tuesday 14 June 2022
Myron Peck presents EU commission on effects of climate change on fish and shellfish stocks
Prof. Myron Peck was invited by the European Commission, Directorate General for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries (DGMARE) to share recent information on the effects of climate change on fish and shellfish stocks. The presentation in Brussels was part…
Tuesday 14 June 2022
Restoring marine nature by 'planting' pear tree reefs
In the past century, many reefs in the Wadden Sea and North Sea have disappeared. Reefs are very important for fish because they can hide there. We therefore need to restore reefs, but how do we do that? NIOZ is now starting a study into the…
Tuesday 07 June 2022
World Ocean Day 8th June 2022 | Thank you sea, and five challenges
June 8th is World Oceans Day: declared 30 years ago by the United Nations to draw attention to the importance of healthy oceans for a habitable planet Earth. In this short video from the Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research (NIOZ), we present…