Coastal Forum: Climate Protection and Adaptation with Beach Wrack

21st October 2019
Travemünde, Germany

Hosted by CONTRA and project POSIMA, this joint event is aimed at representatives from municipalities, tourism, companies, ministries and offices from Schleswig-Holstein and Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany. It provides a forum for cross-county dialogue and presents current examples, research and pilot projects. The focus will be on two podium discussions with representatives from public authorities, ministries and municipalities.

Coastal Forum_Travemünde_21Oct19_Agenda

9:15 Arrival, registration and welcome coffee
10:00 Welcome

News from Schleswig-Holstein
10:10 What does Treibsel have to do with climate change and climate adaptation? Presentation of the results in the Posima project
10:40 Beach wrack – valuable resource or is that an illusion?
Business models and sustainable implementation
11:10 Results of the POSIMA thesis: microplastics, uses, spineld dunes, biochar, ingredients and more

11:30 podium discussion I
Treibsel as a resource – waste or valuable raw material?
With questions from the plenum.

12:30 noon
News from Mecklenburg-Vorpommern
13:30 Recycling of beach wrack against the background of waste legislation
13:55 The EU project Contra: networks in MV
14:20 From annoyance to recyclables – biochar from Treibsel
14:40 Treibsel as a valuable raw material in composting – opportunities for effective carbon and nutrient utilization

15:00 coffee break

15:30 Panel discussion II
Burden on communities – What problems, what solutions, what limitations?
With questions from the plenum.

16:45 Summary and Outlook
17:00 End of the event