NIOZ

TEN INTERVIEWS WITH OUR SCIENTISTS AND ENGINEERS

THE ANNUAL REPORT GIVES AN INSIDE LOOK INTO THEIR WORK IN 2019

What is it like to work at the Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research? Ten NIOZ scientists and engineers look back at their challenges, adventures and successes of last year.

EACH DEPARTMENT FROM TWO PERSPECTIVES

At the department of Coastal Systems, Tjisse van der Heide mapped the Wadden Sea’s ecosystem under water, while Jan van Gils followed knots across the globe.
At Estuarine and Delta Systems, Tjeerd Bouma and Aimee Slangen focussed on the challenges of sea level rise and natural coastal defence.
At Ocean Systems, Rob Middag and Femke de Jong looked deeper into the role of the ocean in climate change.
Female role model Julia Engelmann from the department of Microbiology and Biogeochemistry went on her first expedition, while Linda Amaral-Zettler hunted for plastic in the South Atlantic Ocean.  
Two innovative technicians at National Marine Facilities, Frank van Maarseveen and Martin Laan made very different scientific experiments work. From trackers on birds to retrieving temperature sensors from the deepest part of the Pacific Ocean.


DIVERSITY AND INCLUSIVENESS

With over 325 employees from 25 different nationalities and with a 60-40% division between men and women, NIOZ is striving for diversity and inclusiveness. Physical oceanographer Femke de Jong speaks out about gender diversity. “It is still a fact that the vast majority of top positions in science is held by men.” De Jong got awarded a grant from NWO to boost scientific female talent. “Half of the grant I can spend on my research. The other half can be spent by our institute to create awareness about gender diversity in the scientific community, or rather the lack of diversity.”

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