Research Ships

A lot of our research takes place onboard research ships, owned by the Rijksrederij of the Dutch government, fellow institutes or by ourselves.

Ships owned by the Rijksrederij

  • Tridens
  • Isis
  • Stern
  • Luctor
  • Krukel
  • Harder
  • Phoca
  • Asterias


Internationally, research also takes place onboard research vessels of the institutes with which Wageningen Marine Research cooperates, such as NIOZ and the Alfred-Wegener-Institut (AWI).

Ships owned by Wageningen Marine Research

On the Wadden Sea, Eems and in the Zeeuwse Delta, Wageningen Marine Research regularly uses its own ships.

If necessary, ships are also hired from other parties, for example from commercial shipping companies or fishermen.