NIOZ (Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research) decided on stricter conditions for collaboration with external parties in March 2023. NIOZ "will evaluate each specific project in terms of its contribution to a more sustainable planet. Such evaluation may result in our right to terminate a collaboration if it becomes clear that our mission/core values are at risk. For new projects it means that we impose stricter terms on the collaboration including an exit clause, in case projects do not hold previous agreements on openness, publication policy, integrity, transparency and if there is cause to believe that NIOZ’s participation is used for the purpose of greenwashing."

NIOZ has already refused to work with a fossil company in the summer of 2023. They await a national policy or set of guidelines from their parent organisation NWO.