The fifth symposium of the Wadden Academy was held from 8-10 December 2010 in 'It Aljemint' in Leeuwarden. The symposium 'Towards a trilateral research agenda' was the first international symposium of the Wadden Academy. It was organised together with partners from Germany and Denmark. The major aims of this trilateral scientific symposium were:
- to give an overview of our current state of knowledge on the trilateral Wadden Sea Region;
- to define important interdisciplinary gaps in our knowledge that need to be addressed in a trilateral research agenda; and:
- to explore funding options for a trilateral cooperation in Wadden research based on an integrated system approach.
The symposium has led to the publication of a special issue on the Wadden Sea of the scientific journal ‘Ocean and Coastal Management’. In this issue research is published in the domains Geosciences, Climate and Water, Ecology and Heritage, Society and Tourism. Special attention is given to interdisciplinary research and to the improvement of the science-policy interface in the Wadden Sea Region. The papers in the special issue can be downloaded here.