We proudly present the NIOZ Annual Report 2020
A welcome by NIOZ director Henk Brinkhuis, looking back on a difficult COVID-19 year 2020 while counting the blessings.
NIOZ is part of the institutes organisation of NWO (the Dutch Research Council)
National Marine Facilities
Cancellations but also quite a few science cruises. Big steps on the path to a new research fleet. And 20 tonnes on a parachute landed successfully.
Meet Myron Peck, the new head of the department of Coastal Systems Research. Why, despite the pandemic, continuing time series of field observations matters.
Microbiology & Biogeochemistry
Anja Spang and colleagues unraveled a previously unknown, potentially symbiotic group of archaea that allowed to re-assess the deepest branches in the tree of the Archaea.
Estuarine & Delta Systems
PhD student Caterina Coral about her first sampling expeditions on the North Sea for a project that revolves around the importance of reefs for the marine environment.
Both in the meters-deep harbor of Rotterdam, as well as in the kilometers-deep open ocean, Peter Kraal studies the chemical processes that control the properties of sediments and water.
Sandra Liefhebber, new head of the Human Resources department was impressed by adaptive NIOZ colleagues and counted ninety job vacancies and around 100 student internships in 2020.
A national approach to biodiversity research, 13 joint research projects with Utrecht University, coordination of the Blue Route network, coral research with social impact, and future-proof national research facilities.
Picture Book 2020
A glance at the blurred work-life balance of NIOZ colleagues during the pandemic.