Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research

The Richel

De Richel is extremely well suited for bird watching.


Wadden Pontoon The Richel is used mainly for bird research. In spring the pontoon is hauled to the 'Richel', a sandbank in the Wadden Sea south of Terschelling, where it remains until late autumn. The pontoon is extremely well suited for bird watching and accommodates up to four researchers.

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For technical specifications or other questions, you can contact Anne Dekinga, department of Coastal Systems by email (preferred). You will get a response as soon as possible. In very urgent matters, you can contact him by phone.

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