Workshop Climate Change Adaptation in the Wadden Sea Region

Event date: 09/26/2017 09:30:00 - 09/27/2017 17:00:00
Event duration: 2 days
Venue: UNESCO World Heritage Wadden Sea Visitor Centre
The Trilateral Task Group Climate of Germany, Denmark and the Netherlands invites professionals, policy makers, students, scholars and managers in the fields of nature conservation, spatial planning and coastal risk management to the workshop on “Climate Change Adaptation in the Wadden Sea Region”.

The goals of the workshop are to:

  • Enhance and strengthen the trilateral network of experts working on climate change in the field of nature conservation and coastal risk management.
  • Facilitate exchange of knowledge between the three Wadden Sea states.
  • Gather input for the evaluation of the trilateral climate change adaptation strategy.
  • Link climate change adaptation to the UNESCO World Heritage goals e.g. sustaining the Outstanding Universal Value and Integrity of the Wadden Sea.

The program

Detailed description of the program is presented here. Keynotes will be provided by:

  • Mr. Tim Collins, Principal Coastal Expert at Natural England; and
  • Dr. Jacobus Hofstede, Scientific Director; Federal State of Schleswig-Holstein Ministry for Energy, Agriculture, Environment, Nature and Digitalization.

The workshop consists of plenary sessions and parallel sub-sessions for debating on innovative coastal defence, nature conservation and integrated projects and strategies.

Excursion at the second day of the workshop

An excursion is planned to the salt marsh restoration site “Langwarder Groden” near Wilhelmshaven in the afternoon of 27 September 2017.

Further information and registration is available through the website