Our mission

The mission of the Institute for Marine and Atmospheric research Utrecht (IMAU) is to contribute to the basic science of the oceans, atmosphere and cryosphere. This knowledge is used in studies on climate change and the possible implications for mankind.


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3584 CC Utrecht


Phone: +31 30 253 3275



1 October 2019
Roderik van de Wal, Professor of Sea level change and coastal impacts, was one of the main authors of the IPCC report on sea level rise.
Hans Oerlemans maakt aantekeningen op een gletsjer. Foto: Astrid Van Wesenbeeck
18 September 2019
The IGS especially the important contribution to the glaciological community of Hans Oerlemans (Professor Emeritus of Meteorology).
4 September 2019
In a publication in Science Advances, the researchers show a large regional difference between melt in North and South Greenland.