According to the Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research (NIOZ), deepsea mining is still ‘fraught with many uncertainties’. As such, the organsiation feels it is far too early to proceed with commercial deepsea mining at this time. Marine biologist...
Last week, the hull of research vessel (RV) Wim Wolff was launched for transport from N. Dijkstra Metaalbewerking to Thecla Bodewes Shipyards in Harlingen. Here the vessel will be completed for delivery this summer. The schedule for the finishing phase was drawn up...
The contract for the construction of the new Dutch ocean-going research vessel (RV) Anna Weber-van Bosse was signed on Texel on 16 December. After years of preparations, construction can now begin on this innovative, sustainable and unique vessel that will replace the...
Much to the dismay of the Dutch maritime industry, the Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research (NIOZ) announced last week, that the Spanish shipyard Astilleros Armon will build the Anna Weber-van Bosse. This oceangoing research vessel will replace NIOZ’s flagship...
NIOZ has ordered an autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV). After delivery in 2024, the AUV will greatly enhance Dutch scientific research in oceans and on the sea floor. The device can be deployed autonomously and flexibly for precise measurements and high-resolution...
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