The Marine Management and Conservation (MMC) research group uses future-oriented and applied research projects and assignments to link the Coastal and Marine Management study programme to issues that are relevant to the professional field. Students and researchers work together to address real-life challenges, working with and for stakeholders. The knowledge developed on the human use of the marine environment is also directly integrated into the curricula of relevant study programmes.
Marine Management and Conservation focuses on the following three areas:
The ‘reef restoration’ theme works to develop new applications that can accelerate the restoration of reefs or limit their further deterioration. This includes:
Van Hall Larenstein University of Applied Sciences is particularly specialised in the application of artificial reefs and in restoring key species in coral reefs.
The ‘reef restoration’ theme includes the following projects:
For more information on these projects, please contact Alwin Hylkema ([email protected]).
This theme focuses on the sustainable use and management of the North Sea and the Wadden region. We use the North Sea and Wadden Sea as study locations and focus on governance in particular. Governance refers to the process of decision-making and the way that decisions are implemented, or not.
For more information on this theme and its projects, please contact David Goldsborough ([email protected]).
The ‘Wadden Sea and Fish migration’ theme is about developing our understanding of the interactions between the Wadden Sea, its hinterlands and humans. We focus in particular on fish ecology and fish migration. How can we soften the edges of the Wadden region? How can we restore the relationship between the Wadden Sea and its hinterlands and thus restore fish populations? We consider the interests of fish across the Wadden region, while also considering the interests of the Wadden region as a whole from the perspective of fish. This includes:
VHL is particularly specialised in identifying fish migration and the effectiveness of fish ladders.
The ‘Wadden Sea and Fish migration’ theme includes the following projects:
For more information on this theme and its projects, please contact Jeroen Huisman ([email protected]).
Research group contact person: [email protected].