Making a real difference towards the sustainable and responsible use and the protection of ocean, coastal, delta and riverine resources, through scientific research, knowledge, and advice. That is the mission of Wageningen Marine Research.

We do that in many different ways, at many locations, and with a broad variety of partners. This is because making a difference can never be done alone, but always in interaction with other stakeholders: policymakers, politicians, other knowledge institutes, business and societal partners. It is for this reason that the current strategic plan of Wageningen University & Research (WUR) is called ‘Finding Answers Together’.

On this page, you will see a variety of projects focusing on the sustainable management and use of marine systems.

We hope these stories inspire you to join us in searching for answers and solutions to the major challenges in our domain.