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16th November, 2018

World Heritage marine site managers gather for workshop on Norderney to focus on marine litter

What are the impacts of marine litter on UNESCO World Heritage marine sites and what countermeasures can be taken to address the issue? To answer these questions, World Heritage marine managers and marine litter experts from 11 different nations joined forces.

1st November, 2018

Wadden Sea harbour seals bear more pups than ever

The Trilateral Seal Expert Group (TSEG) published report “Aerial surveys of Harbour Seals in the Wadden Sea in 2018”.

15th May, 2017

14th International Scientific Wadden Sea Symposium works towards Trilateral Research Agenda

From 8 to 11 May 2017, over 130 experts on the Wadden Sea met in Tønder at the 14th International Scientific Wadden Sea Symposium (ISWSS).

5th May, 2017

14th ISWSS in Tønder (DK): 130 scientists swap notes for the future of the Wadden Sea

130 scientists will meet at the 14th International Scientific Wadden Sea Symposium from the 9-11 May 2017 in Tønder, Denmark.

19th December, 2016

Seal counts 2016: harbour seal population may have reached carrying capacity

The population of harbour seals in the Wadden Sea area remained largely stable in 2016. Experts assume that a slight decrease in numbers may be a signal that the overall population in the area has reached its carrying capacity.

9th November, 2017

Seal counts 2017: Harbour seal pup count reaches all-time high; overall population stagnates

During the 2017 aerial surveys for harbour seal counts, the number of newborn harbour seal pups in the Wadden Sea registered was the highest since the first surveys in 1975.

23rd January, 2018

Quality Status Report 2017 gives multi-faceted analysis of the Wadden Sea

Geomorphology and climate, habitats and communities, species, human activities, and pollution of the Wadden Sea are the main areas of analysis in the Quality Status Report 2017 (QSR).

8th May, 2018

Wadden Sea World Heritage Summer School 2018 in August

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.

6th April, 2018

Ebb tidal deltas: secret shapers of the Wadden Sea ecosystem

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.

2nd July, 2018

Grey seal population in the Wadden Sea shows more than ten years of growth

With a 13-percent increase of counted individuals since 2017 and a steady growth for more than ten years, the grey seal has re-established a stable stock in the Wadden Sea area.