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.


Princetonplein 5
3584 CC Utrecht


Phone: +31 30 253 3275



field season antarctica IMAU Ice and climate
23 March 2015
10 December 2014, 11 pm. I walk from the kitchen container to my tent to get some sleep.
Anneke reactor imau atmospheric physics
23 March 2015
According to the Promovendi Netwerk Nederland, 80% of all Dutch PhD students leave academic research after their graduation.
Sneeuwval / snowfall Antartica
16 March 2015
Polar researchers from the UU and their international colleagues have discovered that a rise in temperatures results also in an increase in snowfall