Partners of ‘The Wild North Sea”
Organisations committed to our mission.
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Contribute to portraying ‘The Wild North Sea’ and be part of this fascinating project. As you can see, our partners all have their own reasons for contributing to the imaging of our largest nature reserve ‘The Wild North Sea’. What reason does your organisation have?
“A unique nature reserve full of undiscovered miracles”
Both international and Dutch nature are a focus of the programming for the EO. The North Sea is a unique nature reserve right on our doorstep, but for the average viewer it is still full of undiscovered miracles. ‘North Sea, nature untamed’ is therefore a valuable addition to the programming of the EO.
“Working on a healthy and natural North Sea is necessary”
The Ministry of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality supports ‘North Sea, nature untamed’ because it fits in well with its policy framework: working on a healthy and natural North Sea through protecting and restoring nature, and making its use more sustainable. These are subjects that most people in the Netherlands know little about and through ‘North Sea, nature untamed’ they will be made visible.
“Share in a fascination for the surprising underwater world”
Offshore wind energy contributes to the generation of sustainable energy. At the same time, offshore wind farms have ecological impacts. The Wind at Sea ecological programme, Wozep, conducts research to increase knowledge about these effects on protected species of birds, bats, marine mammals and their living environment. With ‘North Sea, nature untamed’, Wozep shares its fascination for this surprising underwater world. Wozep is implemented by the Department of Waterways and Public Works on behalf of the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate.
“Contributing to knowledge and awareness of marine life”
TenneT transfers electricity generated at sea to land and in doing so, we take nature into account by using measures to preserve and even improve natural conditions. ‘North Sea, nature untamed’ shows that new nature is emerging in offshore wind farms. This contributes to the knowledge and awareness of marine life. That is the reason why TenneT supports ‘North Sea, nature untamed’.
“Empowering the story of Rewilding at sea”
Our nature in the North Sea is beautiful and has the potential to become more robust again. By giving nature a start and then letting her do the work herself, ARK Nature is working on rewilding at sea. ARK aims to bring back now rare species such as the common skate and restore shellfish reefs. ARK reinforces the story of the work she does with images from ‘North Sea, nature untamed’.
“Picturing the beauty and fragility of North Sea nature for all”
For 470,000 sea anglers in the Netherlands, the North Sea offers an enjoyable form of relaxation and access to fresh, self-caught fish. Anglers therefore realize better than anyone the value of the North Sea. For Sportvisserij Nederland it is important to share that insight. This is best done by portraying the beauty and vulnerability of nature in the North Sea for everyone. This increases support for responsible use and better protection of our North Sea.
“Showcasing the enormous (bio)diversity of the North Sea”
‘North Sea, nature untamed’ is a wonderful initiative to show the enormous (bio)diversity of the North Sea. For Ørsted in the Netherlands, the North Sea is the place to generate sustainable energy for many households and businesses using offshore wind turbines. We combine this with pioneering and important initiatives to support nature, which we would like to share with a wide audience.
“A thriving, sustainable North Sea to be enjoyed by many generations to come”
The North Sea Foundation supports ‘North Sea, nature untamed’ because it reinforces its mission: a thriving, sustainable North Sea for people and nature. A sea with a well-functioning ecosystem that resiliently absorbs external influences. All this so that our children and the generations that follow can continue to enjoy the North Sea and its nature.
“Making tangible why we need to be careful with the North Sea and its coastal areas”
The North Sea has been an important working area for Boskalis for over a century. That is why we are committed to creating a clean Dutch coast by means of the Boskalis Beach Cleanup Tour of the The North Sea Foundation. We support ’North Sea, nature untamed’ because it shows the richness of the underwater life in an enggaging way and makes it clear why we have to look after the North Sea and its coastal areas.
“Raising awareness of the challenges faced by the sea”
Thematically, ’North Sea, nature untamed’ is in line with the policy of the Gieskes-Strijbis Fund, which focuses on, among other things, the North Sea, in its section Nature & Environment. By supporting this project, the Gieskes-Strijbis Fund believes that a large audience can be reached. That public not only sees all the beauty that the North Sea brings, but also becomes aware of the challenges it faces.
“North Sea ecosystem deserves our protection”
The North Sea is our largest ‘forgotten’ nature reserve. It is an irreplaceable habitat for dozens of species of sea and coastal birds. Such as gannet, kittiwake, great skua, auk, guillemot, puffin, eider and sandwich tern. We as Vogelbescherming Nederland would like to bring this to the attention of the general public and all our administrators. The ecosystem of the North Sea deserves our protection.
“Eastern Scheldt National Park is the nursery of the North Sea”
To us it is important that everyone can enjoy the beauty of all nature in our area. National Park ‘The Eastern Scheldt’ is the nursery of the North Sea and therefore essential to numerous plant and marine species that breed here. ’North Sea, nature untamed’ opens up this fascinating underwater world to a wide audience. Those images are of great value to all people and the Province of Zeeland. They show that the largest National Park in the Netherlands is a beautiful and dynamic world of wind, water, mudflats and salt marshes.
“Supporting young women in a meaningful career“
The Marina van Damme grant is awarded annually to promising alumni of the four technical universities in Delft, Eindhoven, Twente and Wageningen. The reason why Marina van Damme supports North Sea Nature Untamed is that this special project contributes to the knowledge and awareness of the North Sea as a nature reserve among the general public. She also wants to make the existence of the scholarship widely known. Her heart lies in supporting young women who are working and have the ambition to make a meaningful step in their career. The producer of ‘De Wilde Noordzee’, Klaudie Bartelink, won the Marina van Damme grant in 2011. This gave her the chance to start a career as a nature filmmaker. All winners together form the Marina van Damme network, which is aimed at inspiring and advancing each other.