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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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  • Two men are looking at a file of photos on a beach.

    How much beach wrack is tolerated on tourist beaches?

    This summer, the CONTRA partners have been conducting a questionnaire at resort beaches near the CONTRA case study sites to find out what people think about beach wrack. It is generally accepted that huge amounts of rotting and smelly algae/sea grass on resort beaches is unpleasant. But, very little is known about just how much […]

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