Join the Beach Wrack Network

The Beach Wrack Network is dedicated to the sustainable management (collection and reuse) of beach wrack in the Baltic Sea Region (BSR) whilst protecting beaches as living, natural landscapes. It is a stakeholder exchange platform for knowledge, ideas and collaboration.

Focus & Role of the Network
- The promotion & communication of sustainable beach wrack management policies and operations in the BSR
- To act as a support facility for policy makers, environmental/conservation groups, public authorities, marine resource management/recycling companies on topics related to beach wrack
- The promotion and positioning of already managed beach wrack within the bio-economy
- To open doors on public / private cooperation for the sustainable reuse of collected beach wrack
- To engage stakeholders in local decision making processes and to raise public/next generation awareness
- To act as a focus and catalyst for innovation, research and training on beach wrack related topics
- To provide scientific advice on general and specific matters relating to beach wrack and its management
- To raise awareness across different scientific communities, EU and further afield, to improve integration of research activities.

Members
The network is a multi-discipline and transnational forum. Members include local authority representatives, beach managers, landowners, coastal engineers, landscape historians, national political decision-makers, nature conservationists, students & scientists, industry representatives, resource managers, private enterprises, and representatives of the tourism industry, amongst others. Our tasks are mostly based on a variety of personal interests so as to ignite a broad and lively discussion - thus creating a unique and dedicated beach wrack forum.

Join the Network
Joining the Beach Wrack Network is free and without commitment. Members receive an e-mail every year about the Network’s activities, and from time to time information about beach wrack relevant news.

The Network, has been developed and implemented during the EU Interreg project ‚CONTRA‘ (2019-2021)
It lives on after the funding period, addressing the identified need for further collaboration and exchange on the topic of sustainable beach wrack management. Administrator for the Network is the EUCC - The Coastal Union Germany.

Visit the Beach Wrack Network site at
www.eucc-d.de/beach-wrack-network.html


Membership Form
If you would like to be part of the network, please fill in the membership form above and return it by email to: beachwrack@eucc-d.de

After CONTRA
The Beach Wrack Network builds on the CONTRA consortium which already comprises of public authorities, businesses, academia & NGOs from six countries (DK, DE, EE, PL, SE, RU) covering the whole range of coastal situations as well as administrative structures of the Baltic Sea region. The Lead partner, University of Rostock, as well as the other partner universities are proficient in the various fields of marine system studies such as benthic vegetation, nutrient cycling, environmental protection technologies or waste management.

The composition of project partners and associated organisations allows for the involvement of coastal municipalities, research institutions & SMEs from each participating country and guarantees that the project results have a long-term impact and are put into practice.

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