This disclaimer is applicable to the websites managed by The Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research (NIOZ). By using/accessing this website you agree with the terms and conditions in this disclaimer.

This website contains hyperlinks to websites that are not managed by the Royal NIOZ. These hyperlinks have solely been included for your convenience. The Royal NIOZ does not accept any responsibility for the content, the availability or the quality of offers made on external websites.



The websites and are property of the Royal NIOZ. The information, images, layout, documents, audio, video, text and software on this website are intellectual property of the Royal NIOZ. It is not allowed to copy, download, publish or in any way distribute or multiply the information on this website without prior written permission of the Royal NIOZ. 



The Royal NIOZ has exercised the greatest possible care to ensure the correctness and completeness of the information provided on this website. We have done our best to identify and protect rights of the creators of non-NIOZ content on our website. If we infringe (intellectual property) rights of third parties on our website the Royal NIOZ has the right, but not the obligation, to delete information immediately. The Royal NIOZ does not accept any liability for it.



When you visit our website you enable us to collect data. At the Royal NIOZ we believe it is important to safeguard your personal information with the utmost care. Personal data are solely used to increase usability and/or support your user experience. The Royal NIOZ respects the privacy of its website visitors, and will solely use the information you provide to us in accordance with the Dutch Data Protection Act.



The Royal NIOZ website does not use cookies. A cookie is a file that is sent to your device and collects information about your visit to our website.  

On a number of pages we do however use 'plug ins' or embedded media, such as YouTube videos and Google Maps. The suppliers of these services also send cookies to your device. We cannot guarantee that these applications anonymously collect information about your visit. Please be aware of that.


Improve our site

We would like to enhance your user experience. Therefore we kindly ask you to allow us to anonymously collect some user data about your visit. With these data and our supporting software, Google Analytics, we aim to improve the relevance of our content and streamline usability. We like to keep track of the following:


> How you found us

> How long you remain on our website

> Your navigation path

> The browser you use

> Where you are located


Third party privacy policy

This privacy statement does not apply to third party websites, or websites which are connected to or by hyperlinks. The Royal NIOZ does not accept responsibility for the handling of personal information by third parties.