*The funding of the EU Life Programme was crucial in designing and per- forming this cooperative project. The ongoing participation of the policy network of this project has been of great value. We thank the members for their continuing interest and willingness to participate in formal and informal discussions throughout the project, in particular Mr L. Burgel, Mr H. Foeken and Ms M. van Binsbergen (Directorate General for Transport, NL Ministry for Transport, Public Works and Water Management), Mr S. Josephus Jitta (Directorate General for the Environ- ment, NL Ministry for Public Housing, Physical Planning and the Environment), Professor Dr E. Hey (International Natural Resources Law, Erasmus University, The Netherlands), Mr H. Van Hoorn (NL Ministry for Transport, Public Works and Wa- ter Management), Ms S. Lintu (International Maritime Organization), and Mr M. Leonard-Williams (Directorate General for Transport, European Commission). We are grateful to the many representatives from policy and from interested organisa- tions for their preparedness to present their views at the project public meetings and at special seminars and their willingness to join in the public discussions. This is NIOZ Publication No. 3676.
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