Major research grants
International news items
Radio & tv
The overall budget for 2022 amounted to 48.4 M€. NWO contributed 25 M€ as basic structural funding (equivalent to ~52% of the total budget), 0.5 M€ incidental contributions (1%) and 5.9 M€ project funding (12%). Other project-related additional funding was received through EU projects (2.5 M€ or 5%) and other national and international projects were acquired in competition (9.3 M€ or 19%). Chartering of RV Pelagia to third parties yielded a revenue of 4.7 M€ (10%). Miscellaneous and ad hoc funding amounted to 0.5 M€ (1%).
On average, NIOZ employed a staff of 337 full-time equivalents (FTE), representing a total headcount of 366 employees. Of this total, 154 (41%) employees were women; 117 (32%) employees were of foreign nationality, representing 34 different countries. The scientific staff, including tenure track scientists, postdocs and PhD students accounted for 53% of the total staff, scientific support staff for 20%, and technical staff, ship crew and services & administration accounted for 27%.
Scientific Output 2022
NIOZ scientists authored or co-authored 312 peer-reviewed journal articles, 0 books (monograph), 7 chapters in books, 5 non-refereed publications and 13 professional publications. Out of the 312 peer-reviewed journal articles, 304 (97%) appeared as open access publications, an increase of 10% compared to 2021. Eight PhD students received their degrees: at the University of Groningen (5), Utrecht University (1), Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (1) and University of Twente (1). Our scientists participated in 193 scientific committees and editorial boards of scientific journals. 15 major research grants (prestigious/more than 500KE) and 8 prizes were awarded. Ship time: In 2022, RV Pelagia sailed for 92 days for Dutch scientific programmes. In addition, the ship sailed 31 days for EUROFLEETS+ (EU). Foreign scientific teams used RV Pelagia 125 days for charter cruises. RV Navicula sailed for 182 days, in the Wadden Sea and in the Grevelingen and Haringvliet.
Teaching and Outreach 2022
NIOZ news and scientists were brought to the attention of media and the public in various ways, including direct press contacts and press releases, with the following media coverage: 76 times in national newspapers, 110 times in regional newspapers, 233 on Dutch websites and 497 on international websites. Journalists wrote 96 articles in professional journals after interviewing NIOZ scientists. Our scientists appeared 127 times on radio or tv (Source Meltwater News Database). NIOZ participated with a variety of activities in a children’s science festival with 6000 visitors and NIOZ Yerseke organised an Open Day for 1200 visitors of all ages. After Covid-19 restrictions were lifted, the number of visiting groups picked up: NIOZ was visited by 34 groups for presentations and guided tours. Six symposia were organised and 32 public lectures given by NIOZ staff at the institute or elsewhere. Five of these public lectures were part of the BiodiversityXL Live! series on YouTube. NIOZ scientists were involved in 44 courses, and 175 students did internships at NIOZ. NIOZ scientists participated in 15 societal advisory boards.