Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research


Monday 07 November 2022
Coasts, seas and oceans play a crucial role in climate
The sea is fundamental to the Earth's systems that regulate our climate. But this delicate balance is increasingly at risk from human activities. All plans to stabilise the Earth's climate also depend on the ocean continuing to remove CO2 from the…
Thursday 20 October 2022
Anja Spang appointed Professor by special appointment of Symbioses in Evolution
Dr. Anja Spang has been named Professor by special appointment of Symbioses in Evolution at the Faculty of Science at the University of Amsterdam (UvA). The chair was established on behalf of NIOZ Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research.
Tuesday 18 October 2022
Microphytobenthos in the Dutch Wadden Sea feeds on ‘left-overs’ in the bottom
The Wadden Sea is an extremely productive ecosystem whose food web is supported by benthic organisms, feeding on primary producers. In a recent publication in Frontiers of Ecology and Evolution, NIOZ marine biogeochemist dr. Philip Riekenberg and…
Friday 14 October 2022
Understanding the journey from salt marsh seed to seedling
Restoration of salt marshes on a global scale is urgently needed. This is because of the rapid intensification of climate change and human influences combined with the slow natural recovery of salt marshes. "I dissected the processes associated with…
Friday 14 October 2022
Salt marshes tend to cover larger areas
Greg Fivash defends his PhD research on salt marshes in Zeeland. His study into landscape changes in the intertidal flats was initially forced by climate change. “We wished to know if intertidal nature could provide ‘nature based’ solutions for flood…
Wednesday 12 October 2022
Inaugural lecture Rob Middag 28 October 2022 | 'We need to gain ocean literacy'
Not only do the oceans cover 70% of the earth’s surface, they also hold nearly 95% of all actively circulating carbon. Despite that huge importance, we still know very little about the oceans, "let alone about the place of metals like iron or…
Tuesday 11 October 2022
Delivery of first undersea robots
To facilitate highly detailed research in ocean waters over longer periods, NIOZ is acquiring autonomous and remote-controlled equipment for the Dutch marine research community. This advanced research equipment is funded via NWO-GWI funding for…
Tuesday 11 October 2022
RV Adriaen Coenen in operation
The new support vessel RV Adriaen Coenen has been in operation for a few months now, and Skipper Wim Jan Boon is ready to share some of his initial experiences. “It took some getting used to at first, of course. You have to become familiar with the…
Tuesday 11 October 2022
RV Wim Wolff nears launch date
Since the summer holidays, Dijkstra Metaalbewerking in Harlingen has been working hard to complete and join the last aluminium sections to the hull of the RV Wim Wolff. The vessel is now almost too large for the production hall. Section 220 is…
Monday 03 October 2022
Impressie NIOZ Open Dag Yerseke 1 oktober 2022
Het NIOZ in Yerseke opende op zaterdag 1 oktober, tijdens het Weekend van de Wetenschap, haar deuren en mocht 1200 enthousiaste bezoekers ontvangen. We zagen heel veel gezinnen met kinderen, senioren, aankomende marien biologen, oud-medewerkers,…