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


Wednesday 04 November 2020
Veni grant for studying Climate-proof animal migrations: can individual birds realize earlier departures?
The Dutch Research Council (NWO) has awarded a Veni grant worth 250,000 euros to NIOZ scientist dr. ir. Thomas Lameris from the department of Coastal Systems. The grant allows him to further develop his research ideas on his project  'Climate-proof…
Thursday 29 October 2020
Jan van Gils appointed honorary professor Global Change Ecology of Migrant Shorebirds
Jan van Gils is appointed as honorary professor Global Change Ecology of Migrant Shorebirds at the University of Groningen. As an ecologist, Van Gils (NIOZ and UG) investigates shorebirds, with a particular focus on the red knot, which breeds in the…
Thursday 29 October 2020
David Thieltges appointed honorary professor Marine Parasite Ecology
David Thieltges has been appointed honorary professor of Marine Parasite Ecology at the University of Groningen. As an ecologist, David Thieltges (NIOZ and UG), has a long track record of studying the role of parasites in ecosystems. He is looking…
Thursday 29 October 2020
Invasive razor clam 'wolverine' of the western Wadden Sea
The invasive American razor clam accounted for almost half of the total food consumption on Balgzand at the beginning of this century. In the scientific journal Marine Ecology Progress Series, researchers publish a full reconstruction of changes in…
Thursday 29 October 2020
Zeer zeldzame Gaffelmakreel in de NIOZ fuik in het Marsdiep
Op 8 oktober 2020 werd een bijzondere vis aangetroffen in het Marsdiep (Texel) in de visfuik die het NIOZ al sinds 1960 gebruikt om veranderingen in de visfauna in de Waddenzee te volgen. Het ging om een Gaffelmakreel Trachinotus ovatus van bijna 32…
Monday 26 October 2020
DNA-based method pushes marine benthic research to next level
Communities living in and near the seabed (benthos) are crucial components of the marine ecosystem. High benthic biodiversity contributes to healthy seas and oceans. Understanding changes in these communities starts with observation and monitoring.…
Wednesday 14 October 2020
Exploring Sources of Uncertainty in Steric Sea‐Level Change Estimates
Ocean temperature and salinity variations lead to changes in sea level, known as steric sea‐level change. Steric variations are important contributors to sea‐level change and reflect how the oceans have been responding to global warming. For this…
Tuesday 13 October 2020
Goldman Salvin Prize for 'Bird-Professor' Theunis Piersma
At the international Wader Study Group’s 50th Anniversary conference Professor Theunis Piersma has been presented with the BOU Goldman Salvin Prize. This is the most prestigious award by the British Ornithologists’ Union and recognises Piersma's…
Thursday 08 October 2020
Crabs are key to ecology and economy in Oman
The intertidal mudflats of Barr Al Hikman, a nature reserve at the south-east coast of the Sultanate Oman, are crucial nursery grounds for numerous crab species. In return, these crabs are a vital element of the ecology, as well as the regional…
Thursday 01 October 2020
Unravelling the ecosystem effects of bottom trawling in the North Sea
The ban on pulse fishing that will be implemented from 1 July 2021, didn’t stop a young scientists’ research on the impact of the much-debated technique versus beam trawling. On Friday, 2 October, Justin Tiano (NIOZ and Ghent University) defends his…