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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. 

 

Ecosystems

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

 

Ecosystem access

  • Coastal research vessels (On-site service)   
    • Eastern Carribean island of St Eustatius ecosystem and its territorial waters, and the nearby and highly biodiverse Saba Bank, the largest submarine atoll in the Atlantic Ocean

 

Experimental facilities

  • Mesocosms (On-site service)
    • Located in the Caribbean.
    • Outdoor mesocosm area of approximately 80 m2 with running seawater
  • Dry labs (On-site service)
    • Located in the Caribbean
  • Wet labs (On-site service)
    • Located in the Caribbean

 

Other

NIOZ-CNSI has accomodation for up to 22 people

 

Acronym: 
NIOZ-CNSI
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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