NIOZ

OUR OCEAN, OUR COAST, OUR FUTURE

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.


RESPONSIBLE MARINE MANAGEMENT

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.



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