The high seas island of Helgoland in the field of tension between tourism, nature conservation and demographic change

Photo: Lying seal. Photo: Lying seal. Photo: Lying seal.

During a one-week excursion to the North Sea island, the focus was on teaching the natural and social science basics of environmental planning. For this purpose, the participating students (Master's and Bachelor's) conducted a survey on the seaside resort ships about the importance of nature tourism on Helgoland as well as vegetation surveys on the side island "Düne". In addition, local speakers explained the topics of nature conservation, tourism, off-shore energy and demographic change. 

Leadership: Dipl.-Landschaftsökologe Roland Schröder, Dr. Eick von Ruschkowski