*** Disclaimer: The Common Wadden Sea Secretariat offers this exchange platform to support the formation of potential research consortia interested in applying. The CWSS will not be part of a Phase I project applications.***

In early April 2023, the Dutch Research Council (NWO) together with the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Nuclear Safety and Consumer Protection (BMUV) and the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) opened the internaitonal joint research call ‘Understanding complex pressures on the Wadden Sea and options for action´. 

The joint research call aims to protect and preserve the Wadden Sea's Outstanding Universal Value and integrity. It focuses on interdisciplinary research that creates knowledge with and for stakeholders and emphasises the importance of societal impact. The call commits to various frameworks, including the Trilateral Research Priorities and the national science agendas, to ensure meaningful change.

The deadline for full proposals is 6 July 2023.


The call invites consortia consisting of researchers and stakeholders to jointly develop project proposals addressing the cumulative effects of climate change, rapid change in biodiversity, pollution, and local human activities on the Wadden Sea ecosystem.

Contact Persons

  • Sascha Kloepper