Wadden Sea Forum - PLENARY

The WSF plenary met regularly twice a year and consisted of representatives of the sectors Agriculture, Energy, Fisheries, Industry and Harbour, Nature Protection, Tourism, as well as local and regional governments. National governments were represented as observers.

At these plenary meetings relevant information and developments on specific topics were exchanged and discussed between participants. The plenary meetings were the deliberation and negotiation platform of the WSF. Urgent topics or challenges from out different sectors and branches were discussed, either to achieve consensus or to comprehensively illustrate a dissent in order to get a mutual understanding different points of view.

WSF-44 Meeting, Jever, D
7-8 September 2023

Final Draft Minutes

1. Sediments in small harbours by Norbert Greiser (Consultants Sell-Greiser, Emden)
2. TrilaWatt Project by Zakaria Mohamed (WSF)
3. SIMP update by Soledad Luna (CWSS)
4. Access to reliable and affordable green energy through giga-scale projects by Sven Partzsch (TES H2, Wilhelmshaven)
5. Sedimentmanagement by Ralf Kaiser (SVN Segler-Verband Niedersachsen)

after permission of publishing, the presentations and final draft minutes will be linked
Press article September 21, 2023 "Jeversches Wochenblatt"

WSF-43 Meeting, Harlingen, NL
28-29 March 2023

 Final Draft Minutes

1. Brown Shrimp, by Amerik Schuitemaker, NL Vissersbond
2. Inland Aquaponics by Stephan Ende, AWI
3. Landschapstriennale by Els van der Laan, Landschaptriennale
4. E-Boating & WATTfossilFrei by Christian Bahlke, Mellumrat e.V.
5. Afsluitdijk-Fish_intersection by Bart Beijloos, Waddenvereniging
6. Programma Harlingen by Maart Engels, Municipality of Harlingen
7. OBW-Omgevingsberaad by Hannelore Strik, OBW
8. TrilaWatt Project by Zakaria Mohamed (WSF) and Julian Sievers (smile consult)
9. Sustainable Shipping Projects by Marine Perrin (BUND) and Arjen Bosch (WaddenSeaPorts)
10. SIMP update by Soledad Luna, CWSS
11. Holwerd-aan-Zee by Jan Zijlstra


WSF-41 Meeting, Breklum, D
16-17 May 2022

WSF-42 Meeting, Wilhelmshaven, D
28-29 September 2022

WSF 20th anniversary 2002-2022
Final Draft Minutes

WSF-40 Meeting, Skaerbaek, DK
29-30 September 2021

WSF-39 Meeting, 17-18 March 2021

ONLINE - due to Corona travel restrictions

17 March:
Green Coastal Deal - Final Draft Minutes
Green Coastal Deal, by Dr. Frank Ahlhorn, WSF

18 March:
Energy Transition - Final Draft Minutes
Energy Transition, by Dr. Frank Ahlhorn, WSF
Role of harbours - Havenschets, by NewEnergyCoalition, Miralda van Schot
Hydrogeninfrastructure, by J.Kaufholt, EnTec / Wintershall Dea
Results H2LinkRegions, by Dr. Ulrich Scheele, Univ. Oldenburg
„Seetrassen2030“, by S.Taptue Amprion, F.Baierlein TenneT
Power dynamics of stakeholders, by F.Reijman, Univ. Wageningen
Hydrogen strategies for ports, by Z.Mohamed, Univ. Groningen + Oldenburg