Implementation of the EU Habitat Directive for Monitoring and Reporting in the Wadden Sea

By Paul H. A. Fels

The report analyzed the consequences of the Habitat Directive for the monitoring program (TMAP) and the reporting procedure in the Wadden Sea. Several recommendations are given, a.o. to coordinate the reporting activities to the EU trilaterally and to make use of the existing structures (TMAP, QSR, Wadden Sea Plan) to meet the requirements of the Habitat Directive. 

The report is the result of a trainee job executed at the Wadden Sea Secretariat from June until October 2001 in the frame of the Science, Policy and Management course of the department of Science, Technology and Society of the University of Utrecht (NL).