On 18 May, the Wadden Sea ministers adopted the Leeuwarden Declaration at the 13th Trilateral Wadden Sea Conference.
World Migratory Bird Day (WMBD) is an annual awareness-raising campaign highlighting the need for the conservation of migratory birds and their habitats. It has a global outreach and is an effective tool to help raise global awareness of the threats faced by migratory birds, their ecological importance, and the need for international cooperation to conserve them.
During the two-week Wadden Sea World Heritage Summer School 2018, taking place from 18 - 31 August 2018, master students and (early) PhD students explore the natural dynamics of the Wadden Sea.
On 20 April 2018, the 24th meeting of the Wadden Sea Board was held (WSB 24).
Water and sediment are constantly moved around by the tide and wind. They form the Wadden Sea. Its ecological, cultural and economic development is determined by these daily changes. The trilateral Wadden Sea consists of a number of joined sediment-sharing inlet systems.
On 23 March 2018, 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 23rd meeting of the Wadden Sea Board (WSB 23). The meeting was held at the Wadden Sea World Heritage Visitor Center in Wilhelmshaven, Germany.
On 23 March 2018 a ground breaking ceremony signalled the start of decontamination works of the Banter See Park. It is the future site of the trilateral Wadden Sea World Heritage Partnership Center to be constructed on the currently fallow area around the bunker.
With her design for the trilateral Wadden Sea World Heritage Partnership Center the Danish architect Dorte Mandrup was able to prevail over high-caliber competitors. On 22 March 2018 Wilhelmshaven's Urban Planning Officer Oliver Leinert handed her the first prize of the international architectural competition.
Almost 25 participants from the Netherlands, Germany and Denmark met at Groningen University on 7-8 March to exchange information on the application of drones as a new method in counts of coastal bird colonies.
The conference 'Climate change adaptation in the North Sea region' was successfully held on 8 March 2018 in Schoorl, Netherlands.
The Wadden Sea World Heritage stand was awarded second prize in the category "Travel Support and Media" at the Cologne Business School's "Best Exhibitor Awards" (BEA).
Whether you like food, games, virtual reality or sand in your shoes – during the ITB on 10-11 March 2018, travel enthusiasts can explore the Wadden Sea World Heritage up close directly on Berlin’s fair grounds. Partnering with the UNESCO World Heritage Centre, the Wadden Sea World Heritage maintains two booths at the world’s largest travel fair.