During this two-week summer school, taking place from 18 - 31 August 2018, master students and (early) PhD students explore the natural dynamics of the Wadden Sea at three different locations: the German islands of Sylt and Spiekeroog, and the Dutch island of Texel. The Wadden Sea World Heritage Summer School is a joint initiative of three research institutes, namely NIOZ, AWI and ICBM, as well as the Waddenacademie.
The participants will be introduced to current Wadden Sea research taking place at the three institutes AWI
and NIOZ, by researching ecological processes in intertidal environments, e.g. by studying beach biogeochemistry or predator-prey interactions on tidal flats. In the evenings, there will be talks by local specialists on current and important topics with regard to the ecology, nature conservation and sustainable use of natural resources of the Wadden Sea. The summer school thereby strives to acquaint the participants with the ecology, but also with trilateral conservation and management aspects of this unique ecosystem. Have a look at the more detailed description of the programme