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15th International Scientific Wadden Sea Symposium
There has been a trilateral symposium to stress the importance of science for the management of the Wadden Sea World Heritage in the context of climate change. The report of this scientific symposium that is been held every four years is now available.
Artificial light at night (ALAN)
There is increasing evidence that artificial light at night (ALAN) alters behaviour, space usage, migration, physiology, development and reproduction in almost all groups of organisms, including plants and micro-organisms. PRW, in the context of the Trilateral Dark Sky initiative, has commissioned a review of this in cooperation with the Common Wadden Sea Secretariat and the Partnership hub.
Where Mud matters
The current mud dynamics in the Wadden Sea are strongly influenced by human activities and interventions, including dredging waterways and the use of mud for land reclamation. In this context, mud is understood to mean sediment with a grain size of less than 63 micrometers. For the trilateral Wadden Sea, a good insight into the mud balance is lacking. The Wadden Academy and Programme towards a Rich Wadden Sea (PRW) asked Deltares to start a study on this. Where does the mud come from, what happens to the mud in the Wadden Sea and what are the possible consequences of human intervention. This report Where Mud matters – Towards a Mud Balance for the Trilateral Wadden Sea
Area: Mud supply, transport and deposition provides the first mud balance for the trilateral Wadden Sea.
Climate adaptation for the Wadden Sea coast in the 21st century – Visualising tasks and future courses
This is a strategy for climate adaptation on the Wadden coast that sets priorities, inspires and looks forward towards an attractive, integrated, climate-resistant future in the 21st century. We here offer a perspective on the future of the Wadden coast in the form of an adaptation strategy. PRW is supported in this project by Strootman Landschapsarchitecten. Several working sessions with sounding board groups and experts have provided valuable input and lively discussion. This report is the result.
Simultaneous January 2020 waterbird and wetland census along the East Atlantic Flyway: National Reports
In January 2020 the third Total Count of the East Atlantic Flyway was organized. All waterbirds wintering along the coast from Norway till South Africa were counted. This collaboration and simultaneous count is of upmost importance to gain insight into the trends of the various bird populations using the Flyway. The now published basic report gives a first overview of the bird numbers counted in 32 countries along the Flyway. (Pdf, 12 Mb)