Invitation – Trilateral webinar Wadden Sea

Monday 30 August 2021

Does policy help us to protect our marine subway? 24 September 2021 from 9.00 – 12.00

The trilateral Wadden Sea Plan 2010 aims to achieve a natural dynamic situation in the tidal area, an increase in the geomorphologically and biologically undisturbed mudflat and subtidal area. In addition, a natural size, distribution and development of natural mussel beds, Sabellaria reefs and Zostera fields. The Wadden Sea countries are obliged to implement these WSP goals in their national legislation and policy. But how does this policy help to protect our subtidal nature, our marine subway? In the webinar, speakers from Denmark, Germany and the Netherlands will show how European subtidal nature has been implemented in national legislation and how this works out in practice.

The speakers are:

Scheiffarth Gregor from Nationalparkverwaltung Niedersächsisches Wattenmeer
Kaj Eskildsen from Nationalpark Schleswig-Holsteinisches Wattenmeer
Henrik Pind G Jørgensen from Miljø- og Fødevareministeriet Denmark, Ministry of the Environment and Food Denmark
Nina Fieten from Altenburg & Wymenga, an independent ecological research and consultancy firm
Kees Bastmeijer from Tilburg University – Tilburg Law school, public law and governance
The chairman of the day is Bernard Baerends from Common Wadden Sea Secretariat (CWSS).


Which underwater nature is protected in the Wadden Sea?

Scheiffarth Gregor and Kaj Eskildsen will present the situation in Germany. The Danish and Dutch speaker will complement with the situation in their country.

Which policy instruments do you use to protect underwater nature in the Wadden Sea?

Henrik Pind G Jørgensen will present the situation in Denmark. The Dutch and German speaker will complement this with the policy instruments in The Netherlands and Germany.

How does it work in practice?

Nina Fieten will present the situation in the Netherlands. The German and Danish speaker will complement with the situation in their country.

What we can learn from each other?

The webinar will conclude with a discussion about what we can learn from each other and whether additional exchange is desirable.

Sign up to join

If you are interested to participate, you can register by sending an e-mail to Jolanda Zwart. Some days before the webinar you will receive a link and technical instructions.

This webinar is organized by the Dutch Programme towards a Rich Wadden Sea (PRW).