NIOZ acquires research funds from national, European and intercontinental research funding agencies. Its research therefore embedded in various national, European and global marine research platforms, organisations and partnerships. Please find below a selection of consortia in which NIOZ participates and the links to their respective web sites.


Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO)

NIOZ is one of eight institutes of the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO). NWO is is the national research organisation in the Netherlands and operates under the responsibility of the Dutch Ministry of Education, Culture and Science (OCW).


Utrecht University

In January 2015, Royal NIOZ and Utrecht University agreed to intensify their existing collaboration on research and teaching in the fields of water and climate.

Utrecht University stands out as an international research university in a broad range of fields including 'Sustainability'. This involves leading research into fields such as climate and marine ecosystems. The university also offers various BSc and MSc programmes in these fields. Earlier this year it started a new interdisciplinary programme, Marine Sciences, unique to the Netherlands.

The two knowledge institutions have been collaborating in the fields of marine and climate sciences already for over 25 years. With the agreement, this collaboration gets a big boost so that top scientists and research groups from NIOZ and Utrecht University can use each other’s labs and other facilities.


Maritime Consortium of Environmental Science & Technology (MUST)

Deltares, IMARES-WUR, TNO Maritime & Offshore and Royal NIOZ have joined forces in the Maritime consortiUm of environmental Science & Technology (MUST). MUST is a collaboration founded in june 2014, with a focus on marine technology, applied oceanographic and marine ecological research and advice. The combination of the four largest Dutch marine research institutes guarantees state of the art knowledge and research facilities. MUST has a broad international network, making it an ideal knowledge partner for maritime & offshore companies and governments.


Caribbean Netherlands Science Institute (CNSI) at St. Eustatius

The Caribbean Netherlands Science Institute (CNSI) at St Eustatius is a research facility that supports basic, strategic, applied and societal and policy relevant research and education in natural sciences, life sciences, societal sciences and humanities.


Marine Board (ESF)

The European Marine Board operates in association with the European Science Foundation and provides a pan-European platform for its member organisations to develop common priorities, to advance marine research and to bridge the gap between science and policy, in order to meet future marine science challenges and opportunities.


Partnership for Observation of the Global Oceans (POGO)

NIOZ is a member of the Partnership for Observation of the Global Oceans (POGO). POGO is an international network of collaborators who foster partnerships that advance efficiency and effectiveness in studying and monitoring the world’s oceans on a global scale.