The Wadden Academy aims to adjust the programming of knowledge development to knowledge demands in the Wadden Sea Region. The Wadden Academy will:

A. Relate national and international research; initial steps have been taken through contacts with the Sea and Coastal Research National Programme of the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (ZKO/NWO) and the Common Sea Wadden Secretariat (CWSS);

B. Initiate studies to bring about an improved definition of knowledge requirements with regard to selected topics (e.g. a study has been carried out on sand suppletions);

C. Organise workshops, symposia, knowledge group sessions and other consultations in order to define research strategies/directions.