NWO-NIOZ Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research is the national oceanographic institute and principally performs and promotes academically excellent multidisciplinary fundamental and frontier applied marine research addressing important scientific and societal questions pertinent to the functioning of oceans and seas. NIOZ serves as national marine research facilitator (NMF) for The Netherlands scientific community.
NIOZ employees in the laboratories have made an inventory of the stocks of protective materials that can be used in the fight against the Corona virus. Today 12 parcels were sent to the national assembly point of the Red Cross.
All employees will work from their homes and can be reached by email and telephone | Vanwege het Coronavirus zijn de NIOZ-gebouwen en schepen gesloten vanaf 17 maart 2020. Alle medewerkers werken vanuit huis en zijn bereikbaar via email en telefoon.
A variety of sea animals can take up virus particles while filtering seawater for oxygen and food. Sponges are particularly efficient. That was written by marine ecologist Jennifer Welsh from NIOZ in a publication in Scientific Reports.
Our science is conducted in four scientific departments;. Three of them are area oriented: estuaries and delta areas, coastal seas and open oceans. Marine Microbiology and Biogeochemistry conducts science in all three area types.
NIOZ performs maritime research in seas and oceans around the world. To create more visibility for our research, NIOZ has centres of interdisciplinary expertise around topics of societal and industrial interest. Each centre offers access for managers, scientists and other stakeholders to the various expertise on specific research area.