Current Tasks of the Wadden Sea Forum

ICZM Strategy for the Wadden Sea Region

The Wadden Sea Forum has taken up ICZM as a process for achieving sustainable development of the Wadden Sea. The WSF has further developed the ICZM process, including guidance on further specification and recommendations for ICZM to add value to the sustainable development of the Wadden Sea Region. In particular, this means integrating specific cross-sectoral and transboundary strategies, actions and techniques which are environmentally sound, economically viable and socially beneficial...

EU-project ENHANCE

The WSF participates in this case study which intends to analyse the regional culturally embedded perception of nature, natural events, resources and resource interests as well as to analyse the recent historic handling of the two storm surges on 1953 and 1962 and its influence on current coastal protection measures. The research goal is to compare the different regional cultures of risk in the Netherlands and in Germany as well as to test, assess and proof the transferability of culturally embedded social resilience approaches for the future...

Planning Portal of the Wadden Sea Region

The Wadden Sea Region (WSR) Planning Portal, based on a GIS, is an innovative application mapping the WSR including the EEZs of The Netherlands, Germany and Denmark. The Planning Portal has a focus on existing and partly planned activities in coastal and off-shore areas. It contains a wide range of uses, facilities and protection demands and is designed to meet the information needs of integrated management and marine spatial planning...

Trilateral Goose Management

The proper management of geese is an issue of increasing relevance in the Wadden Sea Region due to increasing numbers of geese and improved cropping systems favored by geese. On the one hand geese are a natural part of the Wadden Sea and adjoining mainland coastal areas and are a typical element of the Wadden Sea Region biodiversity for which the Wadden Sea states have an international responsibility. They also constitute an important touristic attraction. On the other hand, some goose species cause increasing damage to farmlands, ...

WSF Sustainability Indicator Tool

With regard to contributing to a sustainable development in the Wadden Sea Region, the WSF has identified overall sustainability objectives as well as sector-specific strategies for achieving these objectives. Sustainability indicators were required to measure the actual status of sustainable development, as well as progress in achieving the objectives. The WSF has assessed data from 2003 till 2013 according ...

Wadden Sea Region Climate Atlas

The Wadden Sea Forum is dealing with climate change and climate adaptation as it concerns our society and the different sectors. Answers on these questions are of high interest for the WSF stakeholders. Due to cooperation agreements, the climate office of the HZG (Helmholtz Zentrum Geesthacht) has adapted their existing climate atlas to the requirements of the WSF sectors. For the Wadden Sea Region, several climate scenarios are placed in this atlas and different parameters...