Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research

About National Marine Facilities

National Marine Facilities (NMF) is a division of NIOZ. We provide researchers working in the Netherlands with ships, seagoing equipment, data management and qualified personnel to operate these facilities.

New research fleet Here you can find recent information about the renewal of the national research fleet and equipment.
Background info & contact Here you can find background information and contact details of the NMF department and how to access the NMF facilities
NMF Units The NMF department is divided into 4 units: Office/Fleet, Support, Development and Data Managements.
Research vessels NMF operates the National Research Fleet of the Netherlands: RV Pelagia, RV Navicula and RV Adriaen Coenen.
Sea going equipment NMF maintains and operates a diverse pool of seagoing equipment for the marine science community in the Netherlands.
Expeditions Here you can find more information on the scientific programme of the research vessels.

Not part of the National Marine Facilities are the NIOZ Wadden &Delta location facilities  and the NIOZ library

New website for NIOZ

This year we are going to redesign and technically improve the NIOZ website. We would like to take your opinion as website visitor into account.

By answering 10 questions you can help us enormously! It will take you no longer than 4 minutes. You can win a NIOZ t-shirt and a book voucher to the value of EUR 25 if you fill in the questions.

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