Wageningen Marine Research is the Netherlands research institute established to provide the scientific support that is essential for developing policies and innovation in respect of the marine environment, fishery activities, aquaculture and the maritime sector.

Our mission

To explore the potential of marine nature to improve the quality of life

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Clients about Wageningen Marine Research

Jules Verlinden, Innovation Coordinator at SMIT
The project has resulted in a model which assesses the environmental impact of tugboats. It can be applied all over the world.
Jules Verlinden, Innovation Coordinator at SMIT

Expertise and reliability

The most important quality of Wageningen Marine Research is its expertise in the functioning of marine ecosystems. Wageningen Marine Research is expert in assessing the impact of users on these ecosystems and in identifying the sustainable uses of the ecosystem. Knowledge of the policy and regulations with which these economic sectors are and have been confronted is essential in this respect. Wageningen Marine Research also has thorough knowledge of the functioning of aquatic production systems.



With its scientific knowledge and expertise, Wageningen Marine Research ensures objectivity in the conduct of its research and the formulation of its advice, with an eye to the social context of its research.

Our management

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