Expert Group Monitoring & Assessment (EG-MA)

The Expert Group Monitoring and Assessment ensures adequate monitoring and assessment within the framework of the Trilateral Monitoring and Assessment Programme (TMAP Strategy 2014) for all relevant ecosystem parameters and ecosystem stressors, integrating geographical information systems, new techniques, and recording methods (Wilhelmshaven Declaration §47). This should include relevant socio-economic parameters to include and adjust the Trilateral Monitoring and Assessment Programme to recognise environmental challenges and thereby strengthening interdisciplinary approaches and enabling comprehensive analysis (WD §48). Further scope is to increase the value and the visibility of the Trilateral Monitoring and Assessment Programme to scientific and other users and to a wider range of stakeholders and the public, including the availability of data and presentation of information resulting from those data (WD § 49) together with EG-Data.

Objective: A sound trilateral monitoring and data handling with the aim of guaranteeing a sufficient basis for trilateral ecological assessment and reporting.

 

Current members of EG-MA

  • Adi Kellermann (Chair; Kellermann Consultants Friedrichstadt, Advisor)
  • Kai Eskildsen (Schleswig-Holstein Agency for Coastal Defense, National Park and Marine Conservation, National Park Authority, D)
  • Morten Søby Frederiksen (Ministry of Environment and Food, Environmental Protection Agency, DK)
  • Henrik G. Pind Jørgensen (Ministry of Environment and Food, Environmental Protection Agency, DK)
  • Julia Meyer (Department Hamburg Wadden Sea National Park, BUKEA, D)
  • N.N. (University of Århus, DCE, DK) alternating with N.N. (Danish National Environmental Portal, DK)
  • Gregor Scheiffarth (National Park Authority "Niedersächsisches Wattenmeer", D)
  • Karst Jaarsma (Ministry of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality, NL)
  • Irene van der Stap (Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management, NL)
  • Gerrit Vossebelt (Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management, NL)
  • Sascha Klöpper (Secretary; Common Wadden Sea Secretariat)