This section showcases time-limited activities related to the Wadden Sea World Heritage happening within the networks. You can find project themes, results, and contact persons for various topics. And as network responsible person you can present your own activities by clicking at the "create activity" button on the left.

  • German-Dutch research programme ‘Understanding complex pressures on the Wadden Sea and options for action’

    All interested researchers and stakeholders interested in the programme ‘Understanding complex pressures on the Wadden Sea and options for action´ are welcome to use the WSWH exchange platform for exchange towards potential project consortia. 


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  • KID - Keep It Dark

    The overall objective of this small-scale project is to develop a light pollution monitoring network within the Wadden Sea area that combines different measurement methods to achieve reliable results. Project partners are the Kapteyn Astronomical Institute of the University of Groningen (lead), the universities of Aarhus and Oldenburg.

    2022-10-01 until 2024-03-01


    • University of Groningen (Lead Partner)
    • University of Oldenburg
    • University of Aarhus
  • LANICE - North Sea wide acceleration of LANding offshore energy while mitigating Impact on the Coastal Environment

    LANICE aims to support the achievement of EU renewable energy targets and climate change mitigation objectives while preserving the Wadden Sea World Heritage Site. LANICE aims to provide mitigation schemes to effectively reduce environmental impacts by investigating environmental conflicts and acceleration potentials for transmission grid projects for an environmentally sound energy transition.

    2024-01-01 until 2025-12-31

    The project is in line with and supports the implementation of the Wilhelmshaven Declaration 2023 (paras. 25 and 26) and The SIMP Integrated Management Plan for the ONE Wadden Sea World Heritage 2023 (Key topic Energy).

    The project is funded by the Dutch Ministry of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality (LNV) and the Trilateral Wadden Sea Cooperation (TWSC).

  • PROWAD LINK - Protect and Prosper

    Under the motto "Protect & Prosper", the Interreg VB North Sea Region project PROWAD LINK aims to unlock the potential of natural areas such as the Wadden Sea World Heritage Site and promote it as a driver for sustainable regional development.

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  • Visitor activation to Benefit nature and environment - VaBene

    The Wadden Sea is an important contribution to the world's nature and a major tourism destination. Tourism must work sustainable, as a way to better protect the unique natural values of the area and in accordance with the economic importance of tourism. The task is to balance these demands on both sides of the border. The project will work to fulfill the guest's desire to be involved and connected to the area. Shift the focus from what nature can do for you to what you can do for nature.

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    2023-10-01 until 2026-09-30