High demand on paludiculture expertise
Excursions with international delegations
13/09/2019 During the last two months several delegations from all over the world travelled the north of Germany to be informed about paludiculture projects by the Greifswald Mire Centre. At the end of August, a Ukrainian delegation researched possible requirements for a sustainable, climate-friendly use of recently drained, state-owned peatlands that are to be privatised. The scientists of the GMC explained possibilities for paludiculture in a seminar and showed the harvest of cattail in Kamp and of wet meadow biomass in Neukalen as well as the "paludi biomass heating plant" in Malchin. In mid-September, a Vietnamese delegation visited these sites and travelled to Western Pomerania as part of the Plant3 project. A delegation of Finnish peatland scientists and students also made a stop at the paludiculture sites in the northeast after visiting the Sphagnum farming site in the peatland Hankhauser Moor near Oldenburg (Lower Saxony). Finland now plans to research and implement paludiculture more intensively.