Mapping the underwater landscape
With Wadden Mosaic we aim to record the variation and biodiversity in the underwater landscape of the Dutch Wadden Sea for the very first time. We also look at potential control measures for the protection and recovery of the subtidal Wadden Sea, the parts which are constantly under water.
A bountiful and healthy Wadden Sea is an indispensable link in the life cycles of many migratory birds and fish. This is why the Wadden Fund and the three Wadden provinces – Groningen, Friesland and Noord-Holland – strive for the creation of such a rich Wadden Sea. To this end, the Wadden Fund granted a large subsidy to the ‘Wadden Mosaic’ project (Waddenmozaïek) by Natuurmonumenten, the University of Groningen and the Royal NIOZ . The aim of the project is to determine the condition of the underwater nature in the Wadden Sea and to test possible remedial measures.
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The Wadden Mosaic project runs until 2022 and is part of the larger Wadden Tools programme. This programme tests measures concerning issues such as fish migration, the restoration of marine ecology and the position of the Wadden Sea as a ‘refuelling station’ and breeding habitat for birds.Read more +
Newsletter 2 | 'A lot of data to proces'
27 January 2021The PhD students have finished their first year and although Corona made fieldwork difficult at times, a lot is done anyway. News item: Newsletter 2
The first results of the hard substrates test
5 November 2020Although the full results are only known after the laboratory analysis, the first visual examinations already give promising results. News item: waddenmozaiek.nl
The first check of the hard substrate cages
14 August 2020Several species of seaweed were found, as well as animals belonging to them such as anemones, tubeworms and different kinds of crabs. Oscar Franken in Omrop Frylsân.