Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research
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News from the Pelagia

Where is the Pelagia?

The RV Pelagia is the NIOZ flag ship. She is built in 1991 and overhauled in 2010. With an overall length of 66 m, this versatile and stable vessel is suited for research on both coastal seas and open oceans (except for the polar regions).

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NIOZ@SEA blogs

Follow the news from our researchers on board.

Friday 19 February 2021
NIOZ@SEA | RV Pelagia Stratiphyt-21 cruise
The ocean is teeming with life – but what many do not realize, it is mainly microscopic life! More than 70% of the living biomass in our seas and oceans is microbial. In contrast to land-life, ocean ‘plants’ (primary producers) are best to float to…
Tuesday 05 January 2021
NIOZ@SEA | Audioblogs door Threes Anna vanaf RV Pelagia op de Noordzee
Threes Anna maakte een audioreportage in 4 delen van onderzoek op de Noordzee met marien ecoloog Kees Camphuysen. Een gesprek vanaf het dak van de brug van de RV Pelagia, waar ze 10 dagen van zonsopkomst tot zonsondergang waarnemingen vastleggen over…
Wednesday 09 December 2020
NIOZ@SEA | North Sea Expedition 7-15 December 2020 'Sandeels & Seals'
Onderzoekers van het NIOZ en Wageningen Marine Research brengen aan boord van de RV Pelagia de bodemgemeenschappen ten noorden van de Waddeneilanden en de Noord-Hollandse kust in kaart.
Wednesday 11 November 2020
NIOZ@SEA | Cruise 64PE480: In search of Atlantic Nanoplastic
The overall goal of the cruise is to determine the total amount of plastic (macro, micro and nano) along a transect from the Azores through the N-Atlantic subtropical gyre and then towards the European shelf, English Channel and S-North Sea. The…
Monday 26 October 2020
NIOZ@SEA | Testing Ultra Clean Near Bottom Sampler for Metalgate
Metals are often regarded as toxic contaminants, but they also are essential nutrients. Trace metals such as iron or zinc are required for the growth of all organisms, including phytoplankton that form the base of the marine food web. Given that…
Wednesday 07 October 2020
NIOZ@SEA | Assembling a 3D high-precision temperature array
Follow NIOZ scientist Hans van Haren and a team of technicians while assembling an impressive 3D high-precision temperature array in the harbour of La Seyne sur Mer, near Toulon. The deployment consists of a 70 m diameter large ring, containing 3000…
Thursday 03 September 2020
ReViFES fieldwork 2020 | Investigating North Sea reefs services
Biogenic reefs are hard structures built by living organisms which form complex ecosystems and are accountable for several important ecological functions. In the North Sea, the most common bio-constructors include bivalves, such as oysters and…
Thursday 27 August 2020
Microbial interactions in the Wadden Sea in late summer
Here we go again … after sampling microbial communities of the Wadden Sea in spring and early summer this year, we went out again to catch some late summer samples. This time, the early career scientists share their impressions from the cruise:…
Wednesday 22 July 2020
NIOZ@Sea I OSNAP 2020
Follow the team of NIOZ scientist Femke de Jong as they head from Texel towards Cape Farewell (Greenland) on the RV Pelagia. Along the way they service moorings and deploy drifters to get a better understanding of possible pathways for freshwater…
Thursday 18 June 2020
NIOZ@Sea I Waddenzee onderzoek SIBES 2020
De RV Navicula is voor het dertiende jaar op rij vertrokken naar de Waddenzee voor het SIBES onderzoek. Dit Synoptic Intertidal Benthic Survey of the Wadden Sea (SIBES) project, bemonstert op duizenden punten alle droogvallende delen van de…