Observing the marine environment from space
Scientific instruments have extended our senses, and perhaps the biggest eye-opener of all has come with our ability to observe the sea surface from space. Marieke Eleveld and co-authors have used the Medium Resolution Imaging Spectrometer (MERIS) sensor for observing patterns in estuarine turbid waters.
Perspectives for handling fishery products from contaminated areas
Concentrations of dioxins and PCB’s in eel (Anguilla anguilla) from the Rhine-Meuse estuary have dropped markedly since the 1970s and 1980s. However, current levels in the Dutch part of these rivers are still above European consumption standards and restrictions have been imposed. In the current study various options were explored to derive products that are safe for consumption.
IVM joins the Indian-European Multi-Level Climate Governance Research Network
The IVM joined efforts with the Environmental Policy Research Center, Freie Universität Berlin; Faculty of Policy and Planning, TERI University, New Delhi; Global Change Programme, Jadavpur University, Kolkata and Department of Ecology and Environmental Science, Pondicherry University in creating the Indian-European Multi-Level Climate Governance Research Network (IECGN).
VICI Grant Jeroen Aerts
Professor Jeroen Aerts has been awarded with a prestigious VICI grant of 1.5 million Euros, funded by the Dutch Science Foundation (NWO). The research is on global trends in simulating global flood risk and the influence of human behavior on flood risk.
Roy Brouwer re-appointed as expert observer by the European Chemicals Agency
Professor Roy Brouwer supports implementation of new EU regulation to restrict hazardous chemicals on European markets (REACH). He has summarized first experiences with the economic underpinning of REACH decision-making in a recently published article.