Wageningen University & Research is a collaboration between Wageningen University and the Wageningen Research foundation. ‘To explore the potential of nature to improve the quality of life’ is the mission of Wageningen University & Research. The strength of Wageningen University & Research lies in its ability to join the forces of specialised research institutes and the university. It also lies in the combined efforts of the various fields of natural and social sciences. This union of expertise leads to scientific breakthroughs that can quickly be put into practice and be incorporated into education. This is the Wageningen Approach. Wageningen Marine Research is the Dutch institute for applied marine ecological research within the Wageningen Research foundation with the aim of acquiring knowledge of, and advising on, the sustainable management and use of marine and coastal areas. With knowledge, independent scientific research and advice, Wageningen Marine Research makes an essential contribution to a more sustainable, careful management, use and protection of natural resources in sea, coastal and freshwater areas. The most important quality of Wageningen Marine Research is its expertise in the functioning of marine ecosystems. Wageningen Marine Research is expert in the influence of users on these ecosystems and in identifying the sustainable uses of the ecosystem. Knowledge of the policies and regulations with which these economic sectors are and will be confronted is essential in this respect. Wageningen Marine Research also has thorough knowledge of the functioning of aquatic production systems.
Co-lead of WP5 and contribution to WP1 - 4.
Pepijn de Vries