Over the last decades, the NIOZ Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research has developed a strong collaboration with Utrecht University, with the faculties of Geosciences and Science in particular. Since 2015 we have intensified our collaboration on research and teaching in the fields of water and climate, such as the unique interdisciplinary Master’s programme Marine Sciences and the various Biology bachelor courses in Marine Sciences.

NICO-expeditie. Foto: Ilja Kocken
Collecting samples from the ocean during the NICO expedition. Image: Ilja Kocken

How are coastal ecosystems coping with climate change and pollution? How do reef-forming animals, salt marshes and mangroves affect the delta landscapes worldwide? And what do environmental and climate reconstructions of the geological past tell us about the future? Aided by a substantial financial involvement of Utrecht University in NIOZ, the UU-NIOZ agreement creates strong cooperation from the delta to the deep ocean, addressing these big societally relevant questions about our blue planet.



8 October 2019
Prof Maarten Hajer of Utrecht University discussed 'The Netherlands after the sea level rise' in the tv programme 'Buitenhof'.
Geochemical Society
20 March 2019
One of 13 new Fellows honored by the Geochemical Society and the European Association of Geochemistry.
19 March 2019
The climate change research programme NESSC has been awarded an additional 1.4 million euros for research of climate change in the past.
7 March 2019
A large delegation of Dutch polar and marine researchers has signed a letter of intent to collaborate with the Alfred Wegener Institute in Bremerhaven.
7 March 2019
Philippe Delandmeter and Ramon Oord took part in a scientific cruise of our strategic partner NIOZ.