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


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…
Thursday 24 September 2020
Jaap Sinninghe Damsté elected to membership in Academia Europaea
Jaap Sinninghe Damsté (NIOZ/Utrecht University) has been elected member of the prestigious Academia Europaea.
Thursday 24 September 2020
Nieuwe Podcast Van Delta tot Diepzee
De podcast Van Delta tot Diepzee is een zoektocht naar de stand van de zee met onderzoekers van het Koninklijk Nederlands Instituut voor Onderzoek der Zee, het NIOZ. Iedere maand nodigen radiomakers Tessel Blok en Mathijs Deen een onderzoeker uit…
Wednesday 23 September 2020
Caribbean islands face loss of protection and biodiversity as seagrass loses terrain
Tropical islands have an important ally when it comes to battling storms and sea-level rise: seagrass. During hurricane Irma, an extremely powerful Category 5 storm that hit the North Caribbean in 2017, NIOZ scientist Rebecca James witnessed how…
Monday 21 September 2020
Adult Atlantic croakers in the NIOZ fyke
The Atlantic croaker (Dutch: knorrepos) is a common fish on the East Coast of America, but very rare on this side of the Atlantic ocean. "Since 2004 we have only caught a few juveniles in the NIOZ fyke, but in september 2020 we have caught 2 adult…