Seal center Pieterburen is one of the oldest and best rescue centers for seals in the world. Volunteers and researchers from all over the world live and work at the campus and field station. Through their joint passion and the multidisciplinary approach they form a learning community. They transfer that passion to the general public and make them aware of their mission.
Together with partners Groningen province, the municipality of De Marne, Staatsbosbeheer and Seal Center Pieterburen, Except developed the concept for the World Heritage Center for the Wadden Sea in Lauwersoog. The concept has the ambition to bring 250.000 new visitors to the region, that will experience and become aware of the intrinsic value of the Wadden Sea and the Lauwersmeer.
The center boosts the local economy by generating more visitors and income for the region. It is an international example of sustainability, and its achievements add to its global fame. Following our concept, in 2018 the center was financed with € 29 million and an architectural design was made by Dorte Mandrup.