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


Tuesday 19 April 2022
Bringing order to the chaos of sea level projections
In their effort to provide decisionmakers with insight into the consequences of climate change, climate researchers at NIOZ, Deltares and UU are bringing order to the large amount of sea level projections, translating climate models to expected sea…
Monday 04 April 2022
Arctic seals photographed from space
Around this time of year, the Arctic would normally be slowly awaking from its deep winter slumber. This year however, the annual ice melt started sooner than usual. Record breaking heat waves in both Polar regions – reaching up to 40C above normal…
Friday 25 March 2022
NIOZ viert 10 jarig bestaan in Zeeland
Vandaag, 25 maart, is het gebouw van het Koninklijk Nederlands Instituut voor Onderzoek der Zee (NIOZ) in Yerseke feestelijk heropend na een flinke verbouwing. Ook vieren we het 10-jarig bestaan van NIOZ in Zeeland. Tijdens de opening spraken oa.…
Thursday 24 March 2022
Marine algae as a basis of fish bouillon
Due to its strong umami taste, a marine alga might once become a vegan substitute of ingredients in human food such as fish broth. Marine biologist Christos Latsos, who studied the effect of several growth parameters on the productivity, quality and…
Tuesday 22 March 2022
Four years research into the effects of sand extraction in the North Sea
In the coming years, a broad consortium of research institutes and companies will be working on the ecological optimisation of sand extraction in the North Sea. "The aim is to keep the marine ecosystem healthy", says Karline Soetaert, researcher at…
Monday 21 March 2022
Deep sea mining might start soon, still research needed
If it's up to mining companies, deep sea mining had already started many years ago. The International Seabed Authority (ISA) council 27th assembly starts today. Under pressure of several countries mining regulations are discussed. Independent…
Monday 28 February 2022
IPPC report on climate adaptation
Today the IPCC published their newest report on climate change and climate adaptation. It analyses the impacts of the climate crisis and how humanity can adapt, in addition to slashing emissions. The good news is that a liveable future remains within…
Thursday 17 February 2022
Tiny transmitters reveal animal behavior as well as threats
Tracking birds and other animals using miniature transmitters, has become extremely accurate in recent years. Literally every second, the positions of animals can be recorded automatically on the meter scale. This allows biologists to extract a…
Tuesday 08 February 2022
‘Missing’ plastics uncovered deep in the ocean
About 51 trillion microplastics are floating in the surface waters of oceans around the world. Many more particles are missing as they were not to be found at the surface or at the bottom of the ocean. New research has found that some of these…
Monday 07 February 2022
Pacific Ocean as the greatest theater of bird migration
With a surface larger than all the continents together, the Pacific Ocean is the most extreme environment a migratory bird can encounter. Yet there are several bird species that conquer this enormous body of water almost routinely. In the latest…