Monitoring the Ems estuary; towards a bilateral integrated monitoring programme

Position paper about integrated monitoring of the Ems estuary.

In the Dutch Ems-Dollard region a discrepancy was identified between legislative-oriented monitoring for
obtaining a permit and ecosystem-oriented monitoring for describing status and trends. The elementary question was raised how available money can best be spent; what kind of monitoring programme yields a system understanding and at the same time yields sufficient knowledge to be used in licence procedures.
This question was addressed in a study by the Wadden Academy, jointly carried out with the project partners
E&E, PRW, GSP and the Province of Groningen.

Auteurs: Baptist, M.J. & C.J.M. Philippart

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