Monitoring is necessary for mudflat management
Participants mark beautiful places and give appreciation to their surroundings
An online platform for data, recom-mendations and tools within four years
An overview of knowledge and measurements questions, showing gaps and links between supply and demand
21 May 2015: 'Resilient Wadden, an inspiring symposium in De Harmonie in Leeuwarden.
Wadden Sea nature attracts many visitors from urban areas
WaLTER researches innovative measurement techniques. One of these techniques is the monitoring of visitors to the Wadden Sea area via mobile phones. The technical means are available; a mobile phone sends data to a GSM mast of known location, from which the approximate location of the mobile phone can be inferred. Even the exact location can be determined if the mobile has a GPS and one has given permission for this information to be retrieved.
The WaLTER-consortium aims to set up a Dutch LTER-network aimed at long-term ecological research, and to register the Netherlands as a member of the international research network ILTER and LTER-Europe. For the registration process, a letter of support is required from the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs, the national authority in the field of the Dutch LTER-Network.