• Register now for the CONTRA Networking Event “Beach Wrack in the Bioeconomy”!

    We hope you will join us for the “Beach Wrack in the Bioeconomy” event, which we will hold on the 2 December 2020, 13:00-16:00 CET. Look at the agenda of the event for more details on the programme and register here.

  • Legal issues surrounding beach wrack management a topic for discussion

    On October 13, 2020, German CONTRA partners EUCC-D and Hanseatische Umwelt GmbH took part in a working visit to the Baltic Sea Island of Poel near Wismar to discuss, amongst other things, the work being done to address the legal challenges surrounding beach wrack management. Also joining the meeting were the MEP Mr. Niklas Nienaß […]

  • Beach Wrack Compost to Mitigate Methane Emissions?

    CONTRA project partner, the University of Southern Denmark has started a trial to test if compost made out of beach wrack can be used to mitigate methane emissions. This is a part of the CONTRA case study in Køge Municipality looking to see if beach wrack compost can be used as a ‘biocover’ on old […]

  • The Effect of Mechanical Beach Cleaning on Wildlife

    The University of Rostock has been researching the impact that mechanical beach cleaning has on local wildlife, particularly coastal birds. Four different managed beaches along the German Baltic Sea coast (Zingst peninsula, Warnemünde, Poel Island and Scharbeutz) were compared with unmanaged areas and a reference area, the nature reserve Langenwerder Island. A general quantification of […]