The Danish organizing committee is pleased to announce the 14th International Scientific Wadden Sea Symposium (ISWSS 14) and an open call for presentations.

  • The principal aim of the Symposium is to discuss a trilateral research agenda and platform, which is to be presented at the German, Dutch and Danish Government Conference in 2018. The symposium will contribute to a prosperous, trilateral research agenda that aligns needs for knowledge, scientific interests and knowledge provision in the three countries. The symposium is an opportunity for researchers to participate in the development of advanced research and contribute to a sustainable future in the Wadden Sea area.
  • At the symposium, the results of five task groups will be presented. Key interdisciplinary questions and challenges will be addressed. Furthermore, there will be room for presentation of specific research results, especially those supporting the endeavor to bring together the different disciplines.
  • Organizers of the symposium are the Danish Agency for Water and Nature Management, the Danish Wadden Sea National Park and the Scientific Committee of the National Park.

At this stage we invite You to

Note the dates of the symposium: May 9th to 11th 2017,
Consider contributing presentations to one or more of the topics of the symposium in the Wadden Sea context; and Consider proposal for further relevant topics and also proposals for possible keynote speakers.

The preliminary program is as follows:

a. The Trilateral Research Agenda and Platform

i. Geoscience
ii. Ecology
iii. Economy and society
iv. Cultural heritage
v. Climate and water

b. Quality Status Reporting 2016 and other scientific contributions

c. Thematic session on Data:

i. Acquisition
ii. Quality assurance
iii. Storage
iv. Dissemination

If your proposal is of interdisciplinary character please register you proposal(s) under “interdisciplinary”, and fill in the comment box with a few words (for now) on which areas your proposal covers.

Please submit a few lines with your proposal(s) for further relevant topics or potential keynote speakers by the end of December 2016 to Obfuscated Email . Shortly hereafter, invitational letters and the final program will be distributed.

On behalf of the Danish Wadden Sea National Park and the Environmental Protection Agency

Janne J. Liburd
Chairman of the board
The Danish Wadden Sea National Park

Hans Christian Karsten,
Deputy Director General
Environmental Protection Agency