The resulting 29 thematic reports of the new QSR provide an important scientific basis for decision making, policy development and management issues surrounding the UNESCO world natural heritage site.

Go to the website of Wadden Sea World Heritage to read the Quality Status Report 2017. Read their newsarticle here.

NIOZ scientists contributed to the QSR 2017. Read the scientific papers of: David Thieltges, Jan Drent, Eelke Folmer, Katja Philippart, Kees Camphuysen and Henk van der Veer.

Photo: Jan Drent. Common cockle (Cerastoderma edule) inhalent and exhalent siphons.
Photo: Tobias Dolch. Seagrass.
 Photo: CWSS/Bostelmann. Pacific oysters and blue mussel.
Photo: C.J.M. Philippart. Oyster near Texel.
Photo: Archiv LKN.SH. Bird covered with oil.
Photo: Robbert Jak/IMARES. Two young plaice hiding on top of the sediment.