Conference week - RRR2017
Renewable resources from wet and rewetted peatlands

Welcome message
In the light of the great potential of peatland rewetting for climate change mitigation, innovative land use concepts for wet peatlands are crucial. The first RRR conference on the utilisation of wetland plants (paludiculture) was hold in 2013 in Greifswald. The partners in the Greifswald Mire Centre invited 2017 to continue this dialogue and to use RRR conference week as a platform for exchange.

Concluding statement of the RRR2017 conference

This final statement is an outcome of the second international conference on the utilisation of wetland plants “Renewable resources from wet and rewetted peatlands” (RRR2017).

Concluding statement of the RRR2017 conference (pdf | 0.5 MB)

Organizing Committee
Susanne Abel, Tobias Dahms, Greta Gaudig, Anke Nordt,
Sabine Wichmann, Dr. Franziska Tanneberger & Dr. Wendelin Wichtmann

Organizing Institution
Organizing Institution of the conference week is the University of Greifswald.

RRR2017 - Conference week

In September 2017, the Greifswald Mire Centre was hosting a conference week on paludiculture. It did include a national conference “Paludiculture in Germany”, excursions, an international conference on paludiculture and an international workshop on Sphagnum farming.

Topic: Climate protection and peatland use

Venue: Greifswald
Language: German


Topic: Rewetted peatlands and biomass use

Venue: Norddeutschland
Language: German and English


Topic: Key notes, sessions and discussions

Venue: Greifswald
Language: English


Topic: Sphagnum farming

Venue: Norddeutschland
Language: English


Supporting programm

Evening programme
The conference week did include a diverse evening programme. In addition to the conference dinners there were a vernissage, a "mire theater", as well as a presentation and other events.

Poster exhibition
Additional to the talks the conference did host a poster exhibition.

Conference dinner
The highlight of the evening events was the conference dinner.

Networking evening
At the networking evening the participants did have the opportunity to make new contacts and intensify existing ones.

The RRR2017 did provide space for contractors, manufacturers and any other stakeholders to present their relevant products and projects at an indoor and outdoor exhibition.



Conference venue
The main conference venue was the Hanseatic city of Greifswald. Details about the city, the region, accommodation and arrival can be found here.


Abschlusserklaerung RRR2017 mit Anhang (pdf | 1MB)
Flyer Moortheater (pdf | 1MB)
Flyer Tagung Klimaschutz und Moornutzung (pdf | 1MB)
Programmheft Tagung Klimaschutz und Moornutzung (pdf | 1MB)
RRR2017 - Programme (pdf | 1MB)
RRR2017 - proceedings - web (pdf | 3MB)
final statement RRR2017 with annex (pdf | 1MB)




The organisation of the conference week is supported by: