Strategic partners

As an established partner in environmental research projects IVM works within a network of strategic partners. Our collaboration with other institutes, funders and societal actors allows us to efficiently study and work on environmental issues on a global scale. Important partners are KNMI, PBL and Deltares.


The Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute (KNMI) is the Dutch national weather service. Primary tasks of KNMI are weather forecasting, and monitoring of weather, climate, air quality and seismic activity. KNMI is also the national research and information center for meteorology, climate, air quality, and seismology. KNMI focuses on monitoring and warning for risks with an atmospheric or seismic origin. In addition, KNMI offers advice and strategy prospects for both acute and future dangers.

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Planbureau voor de Leefomgeving (PBL) is a national institute for strategic policy analysis in the field of environment, nature and spatial planning. PBL contributes to improving the quality of political and administrative decision making by conducting outlook studies, analyses and evaluations in which an integrated approach is considered paramount. The agency conducts independent solicited and unsolicited research. PBL commissions our study on sustainable national income for the Netherlands, and is partner on our project on real world consumer behavior relating to the purchasing of environmentally preferable goods.

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Deltares is an independent institute for applied research in the field of water and subsurface. Throughout the world, it works on smart solutions, innovations and applications for people, environment and society. The main focus is on deltas, coastal regions and river basins. Managing these densely populated and vulnerable areas is complex, which is why Deltares works closely with governments, businesses, other research institutes and universities at home and abroad. The motto is Enabling Delta Life. As an applied research institute, the success of Deltares can be measured in the extent to which expert knowledge can be used in and for society. For Deltares the quality of its expertise and advice comes first.

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