Transnational Exchange Labs

IMMERSE Transnational Exchange Lab #2

Please note that due to the increasing COVID-19 measures across Europe, the 2nd IMMERSE Transnational Estuary Exchange Lab has unfortunately been postponed until further notice. The event is still expected to still take place at a later date in 2020. If you would like to attend the TEEL on a new date, please express your interest through filling in the registration form and we will keep you updated. Thank you for your understanding. 

IMMERSE is organising the second Transnational Estuary Exchange Lab in Groningen, the Netherlands in 2020. The main theme of this Exchange Lab is about sediment management in estuaries, in particular the development of innovative methods and how sediment management strategies can contribute to the improvement of the quality of estuarine systems (support sustainable development of estuaries).

Different aspects of sediment management strategies will be considered:

1) Long term sediment management strategies

2) Managing turbidity

3) Governance: structures and processes

The Exchange Lab will discuss the value, role and importance of sediments in estuarine ecosystems and also introduce the management context of the Eems-Dollard estuary. At the Exchange Lab, IMMERSE partners, North Sea Region estuary managers and relevant stakeholders will explore solutions and share experiences through a variety of discussion formats. Anyone with an interest in North Sea Region estuary management is encouraged to attend.

We invite you to register to join in the interactive discussions at the Exchange Lab, where participants will have a unique opportunity to share expertise and to develop new ideas for management solutions. 

Register here

Draft Programme


IMMERSE Transnational Exchange Lab #1

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.

At the Exchange Lab, IMMERSE partners, North Sea Region estuary managers and relevant stakeholders explored solutions and shared experiences through a variety of discussion formats.