Marine litter researcher meets NEMO!


IVM marine litter research is being presented in the form of a children’s lecture at the NEMO Science Centre, Amsterdam.

Aerts, Botzen and De Moel win the Lloyd’s Science of Risk Prize


Jeroen Aerts, Wouter Botzen and Hans de Moel received this prestigious prize from Lloyd’s in London for their article “Evaluating flood resilience strategies for coastal mega-cities” that was recently published in the journal Science.

Professor Juliette Legler new chair of SENSE


IVM is proud to announce that Prof. Juliette Legler of IVM has been appointed as the new chair of the SENSE Research School (

Heather Leslie talks microplastics on Dutch tv program ‘Kassa Groen’


Monday 15 December, 2015 channel NPO 2 at 19:20

Successful Global Land Project workshop on ‘Telecoupling’


Peter Verburg co-organized a successful workshop on ‘Telecoupling in Land Systems’. Globalized markets and decisions by distant and transnational governance bodies influence land systems to an ever increasing degree and the connectivity of these processes is still accelerating.

Phd thesis defense Petra Booij: “Identification of contaminants in the Dutch estuarine and coastal waters affecting photosynthesis of marine micro-algae”.


At 12 December at 09.45 Petra Booij will defend her Ph d thesis entitled “Identification of contaminants in the Dutch estuarine and coastal waters affecting photosynthesis of marine micro-algae”.

Institute for Environmental Studies (IVM) evaluated as one of the “worldwide leaders in sustainability studies”


The 2014 international research assessment “Environmental and Sustainability Sciences” in the Netherlands concluded that the Institute for Environmental Studies (IVM) “has excellently achieved its mission … by becoming one of the trend-setting, internationally recognized sustainability directed research and education centers in the world.”

Dave Huitema co-editor Special Issue on Innovations in Climate Policy


Dave Huitema co-editor Special Issue on Innovations in Climate Policy

How reliable are European ecosystem service maps?


Several EU and global scale policy initiatives depend on accurate and reliable maps of ecosystem service provision for successful implementation. Many methods for mapping ecosystem services have been developed over the past years. Few of these mapping studies are able to provide insight in the accuracy and reliability of the output maps.

Climate change adaptation’s emergence as a new policy field could have an impact on climate readiness


New research led by the VU University Amsterdam, Wageningen University and the University of East Anglia throws a fresh spotlight on the dynamics surrounding the rise in climate change adaptation policies across Europe.

Harry Aiking retires with a seminar on Sustainable Food


After 34 years at IVM, environmental toxicologist Harry Aiking is retiring. On this occasion, he organized the symposium “Sustainable food: scale as a tension field” to conclude his career on Thursday 23 October 2014.

IVM researcher presents her circular economy vision to MEPs


IVM’s leading marine litter expert Dr. Heather Leslie speaks at European Parliament on how policies that support the circular economy can solve our marine litter problem.

IVM researchers Philip Ward and Brenden Jongman publish in PNAS on the influence of El Niño Southern Oscillation on flood risk around the world


The economic and societal impacts of river flooding are strongly influenced by the El Niño-Southern Oscillation (ENSO) phenomenon in many regions across the globe, according to a study led by Philip Ward of Institute for Environmental Studies (IVM).

Successful Land Use Modelling Capacity Building Workshop in the Greater Mekong Region


This workshop launched a new activity aiming to strengthen land-use modeling capacity in the Greater Mekong Sub-Region (GMS), targeting government planners and academic institutions.

Harro van Asselt (IVM-VU) wins SENSE PhD Award 2014


During the SENSE Summer Academy on 1 October, the 2014 SENSE PhD Award was presented to Dr Harro van Asselt for his thesis: "The Fragmentation of Global Climate Governance: Consequences and Management of Regime Interactions".

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