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The terrorist attacks in Paris are a shocking reminder that the world is facing multiple problems that require immediate and concerted action. First and foremost, the political instability and war in Syria and Iraq must be addressed to halt the ever-rising numbers of casualties and refugees. Read more.

Our Master programme will continue as “Climate Physics”

In September 2015 20 new students, of which seven from abroad, started the two-year master programme “Meteorology, Physical Oceanography and Climate”, also known by the acronym, “MPOC”. Presumably, this acronym will vanish from the vocabulary at IMAU. Read more.

Opinion: a message on climate

In the preamble of the climate conference in Paris (30 November to 11 December 2015), newspapers and media are full of intriguing articles about the worldwide climate debate. Read more.

Impressive overview of scientific results at final InGOS conference

The InGOSconference marked the ending of the InGOS project, coordinated by ECN, after four years of intense research on non-CO2 greenhouse gases such as CH4, N2O, SF6, H2 and halocarbons. Read more.


This past summer a unique expedition headed for Svalbard, or as the Dutch call this archipelago, Spitsbergen: SEES (Netherlands Scientific Expedition Edgøya, Spitsbergen). Read more.

Wind and solar power

We are very interested in the careers of our PhD graduates. In this edition former Master and PhD student Yvonne van der Schans-Hinssen tells us about the choices she made.

'In high school I liked physics and mathematics, so I was looking for a study that involved these subjects, but in some sort of applied way. That is how I ended up in Utrecht in September 2001, starting to study Meteorology and Physical Oceanography, as it was then called.' Read more.

What else happened at IMAU

Future Antarctic ice shelves strongly dependent on human actions

Sybren Drijfhout appointed Professor of Climate Dynamics

Four young researchers at Faculty of Science to receive Veni grant


IMAU news November 2015

Editors IMAU Update  Michiel van den Broeke, Anna von der Heydt, Rupert Holzinger, Marcel Portanger and Sandra Tap  Send us a message.

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