Newsletter for NWO-I employees September 2019
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‘Few people have made an ocean cruise’

Gert-Jan Reichart advocates the importance of oceans in CO2 storage

'This summer, Gert-Jan Reichart expects the first international treaty about open seas'. 'On land, we simply do not realise just how fast it is becoming much warmer'. '98 percent of all CO2 around our planet is dissolved in the oceans'. Quotes from NOS, Trouw, BNNVARA: in various Dutch media this year, the head of Ocean Systems at NWO institute NIOZ emphasised possibilities to tackle climate change using the oceans. He explains his passionate plea to the employees of NWO-I.

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Central Works Council about fleet renewal at NIOZ and the new job classifications system

Last summer, the NWO Central Works Council (COR) issued advice about the fleet renewal at NIOZ, and considered the introduction of the new job classification system at NWO-D and for the non-scientific personnel of NWO-I. The Central Works Council also made contact with the works council of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW).

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New chair Central Works Council

'NWO-I needs to be aware of the high work pressure'

We are pleased to introduce Fons Kuijk, researcher in media technology at CWI, and also the new chair of the NWO Central Works Council (COR). What drives him? ‘A properly functioning works council alerts, monitors and thinks proactively.’

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Sea art, seaweed plastic and cat food

In June, almost 60 colleagues visited NWO institute NIOZ. Were you interested but unable to go? Then read this report to gain an impression of the fascinating world of ocean and sea research. From sea art and seaweed plastic to a seagull who loves cat food.

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Highlight SRON

Astronomy instrument detects 49 shades of far-infrared

Researchers from Japan, TU Delft and SRON developed a spectrometer for a telescope in northern Chile. The instrument has passed its first practice runs measuring the distances and ages of distant galaxies. The core of the instrument is a chip the size of two euro coins that measures 49 shades of far-infrared light.

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Open day at NWO institutes

Starts 05-10-2019
Ends 06-10-2019

Peeking in surprise-eggs, make your own telescope and the Large Worms-lecture. On 5 and 6 October NWO Institutes AMOLF, ARCNL, CWI, Nikhef, NIOZ...

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About NWO-I

NWO-I, the Institutes Organisation of NWO, is an independent foundation belonging to NWO. The following nine institutes are part of NWO-I: AMOLF, ARCNL, ASTRON, CWI, DIFFER, Nikhef, NIOZ, NSCR and SRON. The 200-plus workgroups in which physics research takes place at Dutch universities and knowledge institutes are also part of NWO-I.


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