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Background

The trilateral Wadden Sea World Heritage Site forms the largest tidal flat system in the world, in which dynamic processes take place largely undisturbed. It extends along the Danish, German and Dutch coasts of the North Sea.

Very different user interests from the maritime and energy industries, fisheries and not least tourism require

  • holistic monitoring and
  • system understanding,
  • coordinated action and planning.

There is a lack of consistent, harmonized data bases and solid knowledge of hydromorphology and sediment transport processes. In the trilateral Wadden Sea, there are large amounts of data which

  • are distributed,
  • not homogenized and
  • sometimes difficult to find.

There is a lack of appropriate tools for navigation, interdisciplinary merging, and analysis of these Big Data holdings for different purposes.