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


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15 June 2015
Estuaries are transition areas between rivers and seas, where fresh and salt water mix. The primary source of mixing is often the tide.
15 June 2015
For the last fourteen years Yvonne Wouda, our IMAU secretary, has cycled from Vianen to Utrecht and back almost every working day.
Antarctic Ice
21 May 2015
The research was published in Science of 21 May.