Parallel to the selection and nomination process of the marine NATURA 2000 sites, a presentation concept for increasing public awareness was developed and implemented. This was the research project “developing and implementing a presentation concept to increase public awareness”. Starting in late summer 2002, four different products for conveying information were designed:
a booklet (initially in German, also in English at a later date)
a video (German and English)
a website (initially in German, also in English at a later date)
an interactive CD-Rom.
These four products were developed almost at the same time, but they were published in two phases with slightly differing goals and target groups, depending on the status of the nomination procedure. Initially, the video, the website and the booklet were prepared. Their publication date was June 2003 at the joint ministerial meeting of the Helsinki and OSPAR Commissions with the Baltic and North Sea riparian states in Bremen. The interactive CD-Rom will be published in the second half of 2005.
All products confirm under the main title and name
. The initial subheading, “Research for protection of the North and Baltic Seas”, was updated in summer 2004 to “Research and protection for the North Sea and Baltic Sea”, according to the nomination procedure of the protected areas.