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


Monday 14 December 2020
Dust research receives NWO Open Competition – XS grant
The Board of NWO Domain Science has awarded the project 'Fertile when wet – wet-deposition of Saharan dust as a means to combat climate change?' by NIOZ researcher Jan-Berend Stuut in the NWO Open Competition Domain Science - XS. The XS category…
Monday 07 December 2020
Java’s protective mangroves smothered by plastic waste
The mangrove forests on Java’s north coast are slowly suffocating in plastic waste. The plastic problem in northeast Asia is huge and a growing threat to the region’s mangroves; a natural ally against coastal erosion. Based on fieldwork published in…
Friday 04 December 2020
Virus activity essential for understanding polar phytoplankton dynamics and future change
Polar oceans play a key role in climate regulation by providing an important sink for atmospheric CO2. At the same time, these areas are especially sensitive to global warming. Further warming of the ocean surface and an increase in the input of…
Wednesday 02 December 2020
Theunis Piersma receives NWO Stairway to Impact Award
The Stairway to Impact Award has been won by three researchers who have taken innovative steps in increasing impact. Besides Professor Theunis Piersma (RUG/NIOZ) these are Dr. Katerina Stanková (MU) and Dr. Chris Slootweg (UvA). Each researcher will…
Monday 30 November 2020
Utrecht University and NIOZ join forces in thirteen research projects on (coastal) seas and oceans
Thirteen pairs of scientists from Utrecht University and the Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research have been awarded grants to conduct joint research into the functioning of (coastal) seas and oceans. The project funding will enable them to…
Wednesday 25 November 2020
Living Dikes project receives NWA-ORC funding
The 'LIVING DIKES – Realising Resilient and Climate‐Proof Coastal Protection' project will receive funding in the second round of the Dutch Research Agenda Programme: Research along Routes by Consortia (NWA-ORC). In total, more than €93 million has…
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…