Small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) often lack access to business tools that could help them enhance their sustainability. This is especially true in business ecosystems where interactions, access to knowledge and exchange, happen on a (s)lower scale, such as in the Wadden Sea protected areas region.
Once per year, the members of the Expert Group Salt Marshes and Dunes (EG-SMD) meet to discuss the newest research conducted and management measures taken in relation to different habitats in the Wadden Sea.
From 2 to 3 November 2022, 16 trilateral experts held a workshop on “subtidal habitats” in the framework of the Trilateral Monitoring and Assessment Programme (TMAP) in Büsum, Germany.
On 27 October 2022, an evaluation workshop organised by the Lower Saxon Wadden Sea National Park Authority took place with regional stakeholders.
With the foundation of the Common Wadden Sea Secretariat (CWSS) in 1987 by Denmark, Germany, and the Netherlands, 35 years ago, an institutionalised structure began to form. A team of two, who began on 1 November 1987, has since grown to a team of nine.
Harbour seals, the most well-known seal species in the Wadden Sea, are monitored annually through aerial surveys that cover the entire Wadden Sea World Heritage site and the island of Helgoland.
The trilateral Wadden Sea Plan was adopted at the 8th Trilateral Governmental Conference in Stade in 1997.
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20 years ago, on 11 October 2002, the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) designated the Wadden Sea as a Particularly Sensitive Sea Area (PSSA) .