• CONTRA partners contribute to Coastline Reports

    The Coastline Reports is a journal that serves the dissemination of project and conference results with a focus on coastal management and coastal research. It has been published by EUCC-Germany (project partner of CONTRA) in concert with EUCC-International since 2004. The current Coastline Reports 26, from the German national project POSIMA,  focussed on  “Seagrass and […]

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  • Learn more about On-Site Treatment with Reed Beds Towards Fertilizer Amendments

    Project partner, Gdańsk University of Technology (Department Water and Waste-Water Technology, Faculty of Civil And Environmental Engineering) prepared a paper on “Solving the Beach Wrack Problems by On-Site Treatment with Reed Beds Towards Fertilizer Amendments” to present aspects of the complex problems of beach wrack as well as potential solutions to solve them in accordance […]

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    “Fertiwrack case study” takes a leap forward

    As one of the major pillars of the CONTRA project a total of seven case studies are conducted to further develop existing reuse options and to explore new and innovative recycling possibilities. Against this background, on 26 October 2019 a pilot facility was built under case study 6b- FERTIWRACK. The case study is led by […]

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    Beach wrack – a problem shared is a problem halved

    On 21 October 2019, stakeholders from the German states of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern (M-V) and Schleswig-Holstein (S-H) came together in Lübeck-Travemünde for a joint symposium on beach wrack management. Results from the S-H project ‘Pilot Region Baltic Sea Coast Schleswig-Holstein: Initiation of a beach wrack value chain as a measure to adapt to climate change‘ (POSIMA) were […]

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    Partner Meeting in Tallin, Estonia

    The CONTRA project partners met on 01-02 Oct 19 in the beautiful city of Tallinn, Estonia. At the meeting, the partners exchanged views on the current state of project activities and discussed initial results. In order to estimate the impact of beach cleaning activities, a comparison of beach wrack samples, taken from selected managed and […]

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    Monitoring of Wrack Decomposition Starts in Rostock.

    It is vital that we gain an understanding of the important ecological role that beach wrack plays for nature and environmental protection, but also for coastal protection. We were very surprised how little is known about this in the Baltic Sea region. Above all, the role for the settlement and thus the consolidation of dunes […]

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