Transnational Estuary Exchange Labs


IMMERSE is organising the fifth Transnational Estuary Exchange Lab (TEEL) on 22-23 March in Hull, UK, hosted by the University of Hull. The main theme of this final exchange lab is emerging pollutants, relating to the additional activities as part of the IMMERSE extension on microplastics and sediment bound pollutants. The sessions will introduce the topics, provide information about the status in North Sea Region estuaries, explore solutions to mitigate the effects, give examples of such solutions and allow for discussion.


IMMERSE organised the fourth Transnational Estuary Exchange Lab (TEEL) on Tuesday 9th November 2021 online. The main theme of this TEEL was ecological restoration and habitat creation with a focus on the Humber and Tees estuaries in the UK. The discussion focused on how IMMERSE measures can contribute to habitat creation, such as direct intervention as in the case of Tees River Trust, holistic realignment measures or through sediment management in three dedicated sessions.


IMMERSE organised the third TEEL on Thursday 10 June 2021 online. The theme of this TEEL was local flood protection strategies, in particular the regional approaches to coordinating the development of local flood protection strategies and technical modelling approaches to develop and test flood protection solutions. 


IMMERSE organised the second TEEL on Tuesday 24 November 2020 online. The main theme of this TEEL was sediment management and estuary governance, in particular the development of innovative methods and how sediment management strategies can contribute to the improvement of the quality of estuarine systems. 


IMMERSE organised its first Transnational Exchange Lab in Gothenburg, Sweden on 12 and 13 June 2019. The interactive workshop was designed to support the project’s objective of improving the quality of estuary management measures by drawing from transnational knowledge and experiences. The 1st Transnational Exchange Lab focused on sediment management, including innovative treatment methods of contaminated sediments from the Port of Gothenburg, flood protection and governance issues.