Goose Management

WSF experts and stakeholders are working together with AEWA and its secretariat to implement goose management schemes on flyway level. The emphasis will be on management plans for Barnacle and Greylag Geese.

Green Harbour Concept

The Wadden Sea harbours play an important role for the socio-economic developments as well as for the cultural historic identity of the Region. A new environmental and climate friendly approach is necessary to contributing to a sustainable Wadden Sea Region.

Climate Change Adaptation

Natural and man-made climate change will have impacts on the living and development conditions in the Wadden Sea Region. The WSF is dealing with mitigation and adaptation measures to minimize negative impacts.

Coastal Management

The overall topic of the WSF is Integrated Coastal Management. It aims at an integrated sustainable development of the entire Wadden Sea Region and connecting the maritime area with the shoreline and the hinterland.

Shipping Safety

Increasing ship traffic and growing off-shore economic developments require sound safety standards also in ship traffic. Improvements of emergency plans, towing capacity and control systems are necessary to meet the future needs.

Maritime Spatial Planning

Off-shore developments are rapidly growing. An increasing demand for maritime space for various purposes require sound and integrated planning and management.


"The independent platform of stakeholders from Denmark, Germany and The Netherlands to contribute to an advanced and sustainable development of the trilateral Wadden Sea Region"


30 March
SC 2020-1, Bremen, D

28 January
Dark Sky 2, Bremen, D

11 December
OP Team, Hamburg, D

10-11 December
EG-Climate 3, Bremen, D

20-21 November
WSB 30, WHV, D

18-19 November
WSF 36 + GA 2019-2, Leer, D

28 October
WG ICZM 2019-2, Bremen, D

24 October
NLPV Beiratssitzung

23 October
OP Team, Hamburg,D

14 October
Dark Sky, Bremen, D

8 October
TG Management, DK

4 October
SC 2019-2, Hamburg, D

1 October
Macroplastic Workshop, Uni OL, D

WSF presents Policy Paper

Policy Paper WSF 2019Climate change is a fast growing threat impacting the Wadden Sea Region (WSR) with the Wadden Sea World Heritage Site and its hinterland, where people live, work and recreate. The Wadden Sea Forum has elaborated a policy paper on challenges of water management in the Wadden Sea Region due to climate change. The paper reflects the view of the different stakeholders of the WSF and is forwarded to responsible organisations and decision makers to consider WSF recommendations in their dealings.
The policy paper is available in the languages English, German, Dutch, Danish.

30 June 2019 - Wadden Sea Forum signs MoU

Signing MoU 30June2019Ten years after the designation of the Wadden Sea as a World Heritage of Humanity and more than 40 years after the establishment of the Trilateral Wadden Sea Cooperation (TWSC), the Wadden Sea community has taken another milestone to deepen its cooperation. In the framework of the Wadden Sea World Heritage Experience on the occasion of the World Heritage title anniversary, representatives of the trilateral Wadden Sea Forum, environmental NGOs, the Wadden Sea research sector and sustainable tourism sector from Denmark, Germany and the Netherlands signed an agreement with the Trilateral Wadden Sea Cooperation on the establishment of a “Trilateral Partnership in support of the UNESCO Wadden Sea World Heritage”.

Invitation Stakeholder Workshop on 1 October 2019

Macroplastics Pollution in the Southern North Sea –
Sources, Pathways and Abatement Strategies

www macroplastics deThe University of Oldenburg has launched a project about plastic pollution in the southern North Sea. The workshop with stakeholders is planned to analyse the potential influence of stakeholder groups on the marine plastic pollution as well as to discuss solutions to minimize pollution. The WSF with its network of stakeholders is going to cooperate with the University of Oldenburg to support the project. Find more information here

Inventory report for a climate-friendly Wadden Sea Region

online surveyAt the 11th Trilateral Governmental Conference for the Protection of the Wadden Sea on Sylt in 2010, it had been stated that the Wadden Sea Region (WSR) shall develop into a CO2-neutral region. This was reinforced at the conference in 2014 in Tønder.

To analyze the progress with regard to this aim, the Wadden Sea Board in cooperation with the WSF agreed to elaborate an inventory of CO2 reduction policies, measures and best practices. This was done on different levels, to get a complete picture, encompassing the European and national levels as well as the Wadden Sea Region with its provinces, counties and municipalities. On the local level only best practice examples have been compiled. The full report is now available for download. Inventory report for a climate-friendly Wadden Sea Region

Our new report "Developments in the Wadden Sea Region reflecting the role and achievements of the Wadden Sea Forum" is now available

WSF Developments report frontpage460The WSF has elaborated a report about developments in the Wadden Sea Region, including status reports about the work on demographic change and sustainability indicators. The approach for this report was to consider the objectives and statements of the political level, expressed in the Ministerial Declaration of the Trilateral Governmental Conference 2014 in Tønder, Denmark. Taking this approach into account, this report recalls those statements of the Tønder Declaration, relevant for socio-economic developments and stakeholder involvement in the Wadden Sea Region, assesses the main developments accordingly and presents recommendations of the WSF stakeholders for future actions.

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