ROYAL NETHERLANDS INSTITUTE FOR SEA RESEARCH - CARIBBEAN NETHERLANDS SCIENCE INSTITUTE (NIOZ-CNSI) | Assemble+

ROYAL NETHERLANDS INSTITUTE FOR SEA RESEARCH - CARIBBEAN NETHERLANDS SCIENCE INSTITUTE (NIOZ-CNSI)

Overview

In 2010, the Netherlands ministry of Education, Culture and Science and the Island Government of St Eustatius agreed to set up an institute at St Eustatius that would foster the development of knowledge and capacity building on the three Caribbean Netherlands' islands in order to encourage excellent research into issues of scientific and social relevance in the Caribbean. CNSI officially opened on 24 April 2014 and it is managed by NIOZ Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research, which is also the Dutch partner in ASSEMBLE Plus.

CNSI's mission is to realise a permanent presence in the Caribbean Netherlands with research facilities, outreach facilities and accommodation for visitors, addressed within the scientific, political and socioeconomic context of the greater Caribbean region, based on: 1) mutual responsibility and understanding 2) sustainable development 3) commitment to multidisciplinary knowledge development and human and institutional capacity building. 

Please note: NIOZ-CNSI research infrastructures and service are listed under NIOZ in the ASSEMBLE Plus application system

 

Ecosystems

  • Submarine Atoll
  • Rain forest
  • Woodlands
  • Seagrass beds
  • Sandy bottoms
  • Coral reefs

 

Ecosystem access

  • Boat

 

Biological resources

...

 

Experimental facilities and technology platforms

  • Ecology lab

 

Associated services

CNSI has accomodation up to 22 people

 

Acronym: 
CNSI / NIOZ
Address: 
L.E. Saddlerweg PO Box 65
St Eustatius
.. Caribbean
Netherlands
E-mail: 
Liaison officer: Linda Amaral-Zettler (linda.amaral-zettler@nioz.nl)

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