Report on the key outcomes of the 15th International Scientific Wadden Sea Symposium now available

From 30.11. to 2.12.2021 more than 200 scientists from Denmark, Germany and the Netherlands presented and discussed the latest scientific findings on the status of the UNESCO World Heritage Wadden Sea at the 15th International Scientific Wadden Sea Symposium (ISWSS). The key outcomes are summed up in a symposium report available online. The organisers of the symposium say thanks again to all speakers, presenters, moderators, rapporteurs and participants who have been so active in the symposium programme.

Peer-reviewed publications on the topics presented at the ISWSS as well as on work beyond the symposium will be possible in the “Marine Biodiversity”. ISWSS papers will be published under the topical collection „Biodiversity and Ecology of the Wadden Sea under changing environments“ on the journal’s webpage. MARB publication style is ‘Continuous Article Publishing’, meaning that all papers are published online as soon as they are ready and immediately assigned to the issue.

As all papers must be within scope of Marine Biodiversity, all topics need to relate to marine biodiversity research, which most probably will include the contributions by the authors for the themes Birds, Marine Mammals, Alien Species, Sublittoral Habitats, Sustainable development – Eco and Fish. The journal’s submission guidelines provide the relevant instruction for authors, including the types of papers which can be considered for publication and the manuscript submission process. Papers must be submitted by 30 November 2022.

The 15th ISWSS was organized by the National Park Authority “Schleswig-Holsteinisches Wattenmeer” in cooperation with the German Federal Environmental Ministry and the Common Wadden Sea Secretariat (CWSS). In the framework of the Trilateral Cooperation for the Protection of the Wadden Sea, this event is regularly held one year before the end of the presidential term of one of the three Wadden Sea states.