Carmabi impressions pic MJAV (43).JPG

NEWS

Stay in the Know

LARGE GRANT FOR UVA RESEARCH IN CARIBBEAN

January 7, 2021

During the annual consultation with the Caribbean part of the Kingdom, Ingrid van Engelshoven, the Minister of Education, Culture and Science, has announced that more than 7 million euros has been awarded to two projects within the NWO programme Caribbean Research: a Multidisciplinary Approach. One of the projects is on coral reef research and chaired by IBED professor of Tropical Marine Ecology Mark Vermeij.

CARIBBEAN RESEARCH PROGRAMME RECEIVES BOOST OF MORE THAN 7 MILLION EUROS

January 7, 2021

During the annual consultation with the Caribbean part of the Kingdom, Ingrid van Engelshoven, the Minister of Education, Culture and Science, has announced that more than 7 million euros has been awarded to two projects within the NWO programme Caribbean Research: a Multidisciplinary Approach.
In this funding round, the emphasis is on the structural strengthening of the knowledge system and the embedding of scientific research in the Caribbean part of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. NWO wants to realise that objective by means of these two large multidisciplinary research programmes that will be realised and embedded in the Caribbean region. The research programmes focus on issues that are of great societal and scientific importance for the Caribbean region, and facilitate the transfer of knowledge via education and outreach. This is the first time that NWO has funded programmes of this size in the Dutch Caribbean.
Atlantic academic platform and regional expertise center, will be developed fostering research-based education on climate challenges for the islands.

€ 3,5 MILLION AWARDED FOR DUTCH CARIBBEAN CORAL REEF RESEARCH

January 7, 2021

We know that coral reefs worldwide are in decline; remarkably little is known about how exactly this happens. That is why a major multidisciplinary research project will start in the coming years within the NWO's Caribbean Research programme under the name 'SEALINK'. For the first time, Dutch and Caribbean scientists are looking at how the coral reefs are affected by sewage water and chemicals that seep from land into the sea. This knowledge is crucial for the preservation of coral reefs and biodiversity as well as for tourism and local communities in the Caribbean part of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. The NIOZ Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research participates from its home base on Texel in the Netherlands, the island of St. Eustatius and with the Dutch national research vessel the RV Pelagia.