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Wednesday 18 December 2019
Olievervuiling Noordzee naar aanvaardbaar minimum teruggebracht
In tijden van zorg over een veranderend klimaat, de plasticsoep in zee, stikstofuitstoot en andere milieuproblemen wordt soms vergeten dat beleid ook effectief kan zijn. In een vandaag gepubliceerd rapport van het Koninklijk Nederlands Instituut voor…
Tuesday 17 December 2019
Catching birds at the Bijagós Archipelo in Guinea-Bissau
This story describes the first of several bird catches made by researchers from the NIOZ Netherlands Institute for Sea Research (Roeland Bom) and the University of Aveiro (José Alves and Afonso Rocha) in the Bijagós Archipelago between 11 and 28…
Thursday 12 December 2019
How did baleen whales become our planet’s giants?
Blue whales are the largest animals ever to have lived on our planet. But why did blue whales and their close relatives, the baleen whales, evolve to be so huge while other animals did not? An international consortium that includes among its members…
Friday 06 December 2019
Met kleine fossiele kalkskeletjes klimaatverandering reconstrueren
In de zee leven talloos veel ééncelligen die een schaaltje van kalk maken: deze organismen heten foraminiferen. De samenstelling van deze schaaltjes wordt beïnvloed door de omgeving en precies daarom zijn de fossielen van deze schaaltjes bruikbaar…
Tuesday 03 December 2019
Onderzoekers verkennen diepste en grootste onderwater-zinkgaten ter wereld
Van 5 tot 20 december organiseren het Koninklijk Nederlands Instituut voor Onderzoek der Zee (NIOZ) en Wageningen Marine Research een expeditie naar de Sababank, vlakbij het Nederlandse eiland Saba in het Caribisch gebied. Experts hopen aan boord van…
Friday 29 November 2019
Successful mooring recovery from Challenger Deep (Mariana Trench)
In November 2019, physical oceanographer Hans van Haren, electro technician Martin Laan and mechanical engineer Yvo Witte of the NIOZ Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research recovered their 7 kilometers long mooring line from the deepest point…
Tuesday 26 November 2019
Interdisciplinary research predicts migration caused by sea level rise
Governmental policy will be necessary to start up emigration from coastal areas that are endangered by sea level rise. The question which policy is most effective can be tested in a model that takes into account sea level rise, migration and…
Tuesday 26 November 2019
Trouble on the High Seas: From Microplastics to Macroalgae
On 29 November 2019 at 16.00, Prof. dr. Linda A. Amaral Zettler, Special Chair Marine Microbiology at the Institute for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Dynamics, University of Amsterdam will hold her inaugural speech "Trouble on the High Seas: From…
Thursday 21 November 2019
Icebergs as a source of nutrients
Will climate change lead to more iron fertilization in the ocean? The importance of icebergs as an important source of nutrients in the polar regions has long been discussed. Iron is scarce in large parts of the polar oceans, so that an increase in…
Tuesday 19 November 2019
Successful field trial of a scaled seabed mining vehicle on board RV Sarmiento de Gamboa
On 26 August 2019 a research team of the European Blue Nodules project onboard the Spanish research vessel Sarmiento de Gamboa returned to port at Málaga, southern Spain, after a successful two-week trial at sea with Apollo II, a scaled test model of…