Southampton Solent University
Evaluation of the Wadden Sea Particularly Sensitive Sea Area (PSSA)
The purpose of this document is to present the high level outcomes for the evaluation of the effectiveness of the Wadden Sea PSSA, seven years after its designation by the IMO. Key changes with regard to IMO and EU shipping policy are identified and described, followed by a review of ‘expert’ opinion focused on the issues relating to PSSAs. The development of an evaluative framework and the resulting findings are introduced and discussed in context. Using existing data against this evaluative framework we conclude that six key elements require action in order to fully describe the efficacy of the designation, and our recommendations to address these concerns are presented.
Gallagher, A., Butt, N., Thatcher, K., and Vigar, N. and Wright, P. (2010) Evaluation of the Wadden Sea Particularly Sensitive Sea Area (PSSA). Common Wadden Sea Secretariat, Wilhelmshaven, Germany.