Coast and sea
The Scheldt runs as a blue thread through Geopark Schelde Delta. As a result, our geopark consists largely of river and seawater but also coastal areas. Together these form coastal and marine ecosystems, because a coastal and marine ecosystem is where land meets sea. These systems come in many different forms, think of a mangrove forests, coral reefs or estuaries. They provide directly and indirectly a wide range of services for humans, such as recreation but also carbon sequestration and reducing coastal erosion.