STRATEGY & SCIENCE PLAN 2020 - 2025
The Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research plays a pivotal role in fundamental, process-oriented, innovative marine research. With the Strategy & Science Plan 2020 - 2025 we define our scientific essentials in oceanographic research for the next couple of years.
CONTINUING OUR MISSION
In essence, NIOZ research was and is inspired by three major notions: seas and oceans (1) as unknowns, (2) in trouble, and (3) as a source. Oceanographic institutions focusing on these issues and the required fundamental, process-oriented, innovative marine research such as NIOZ clearly have a pivotal societal role. This is most notably the case in the UN IOC proclaimed ‘Decade of the Ocean 2021-2030’. Hence, NIOZ Mission 2014-2019, called Blue Planet, should be continued.
We push further in generating innovative, and ever more needed critical multidisciplinary expertise, fundamental knowledge, and new insights vital to underpin and improve longer-term sustainable and responsible marine management of our changing seas and oceans in an internal and external cooperative spirit. We framed this for 2020-2025 as Our Ocean, Our Coast, Our Future, discussed in terms of next-level research.