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



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
GOU lunch lecture met Michiel van den Broeke
14 October 2014
The European Geosciences Union has honoured Prof. Michiel van den Broeke with the Louis Agassiz Medal.
Prestigieuze InBev-Baillet Latour Antarctica Fellowship Award voor Utrechtse poolonderzoeker Jan Lenaerts
23 September 2014
Prestigious InBev-Baillet Latour Antarctica Fellowship Award goes to Utrecht University polar researcher Jan Lenaerts