November 6 - 8, 2019 EGATEC


The Wadden Sea

The Wadden Sea is the world's largest continuous system of sand and mud plains that dry out during low tide. The area consists of most of the Danish protected Wadden Sea area, the Dutch protected area and the German National Wadden Sea Parks in Lower Saxony and Schleswig-Holstein. The Wadden Sea is not a very deep water area with a relatively flat coast. The habitat has tidal channels, sea grass meadows, mussel beds, sandbanks, mudflats, salt marshes, beaches and dunes. There are a large number of plant and animal species, including marine mammals such as the harbour seal, the grey seal and the porpoise. It is also the breeding ground and wintering area for 10 to 12 million birds per year. The area is one of the last remaining large-scale low tide flooding ecosystems where natural processes continue to function.

UNESCO World Heritage List