A new milestone has been reached in the preparations for the construction of the trilateral Wadden Sea World Heritage Partnership Center.
Geomorphology and climate, habitats and communities, species, human activities, and pollution of the Wadden Sea are the main areas of analysis in the Quality Status Report 2017 (QSR).
Sjon de Haan and Joke Pouliart from the Wadden Sea took part in the international workshop on "Building brand value for Marine Protected Areas with local communities" in Seoul, Korea.
On 17 November 2017, the three national delegations of Denmark, Germany and the Netherlands as well as advisors from the Wadden Sea Forum and the NGOs Waddenvereniging and WWF met for the 21st meeting of the Wadden Sea Board.
In just three years, the number of natural World Heritage sites threatened by climate change has doubled, growing from 35 to 62.
During the 2017 aerial surveys for harbour seal counts, the number of newborn harbour seal pups in the Wadden Sea registered was the highest since the first surveys in 1975.
The Common Wadden Sea Secretariat (CWSS) used the opportunity of COP23 and organized a side event titled “Collaboration in Climate Change Adaption and Mitigation” on 7 November 2017 at the conference grounds.
On 22 October 1997, at the 8th Ministerial Conference in Stade, Germany, the three Wadden Sea States Denmark, Germany and the Netherlands adopted the Wadden Sea Plan, the common policy and management plan for the protection and sustainable management of the Wadden Sea Area.
In cooperation with the Task Group Climate of the Wadden Sea Board, the EU Interreg NSR project “Building with Nature” held a two-day workshop on best practices beyond the region in climate change adaptation.
On 16 June 2017, the three national delegations as well as advisors from the NGO Waddenvereniging and the Wadden Sea Forum met at the city hall of Harlingen, Netherlands, for the 20th meeting of the Wadden Sea Board (WSB 20).
The City of Wilhelmshaven as awarding authority has made the requisite documents for the architectural competition for the new building for the Trilateral Wadden Sea Cooperation available on its website. A preliminary EU-wide application procedure has started to select 12 participants (architects in cooperation with landscape architects).
On 26 - 27 September 2017 a workshop on "Best practices of Climate Change Adaption in the Wadden Sea Region" will be held in Wilhelmshaven.