The University of Rostock aims to achieve the following objectives. At first an inventory of existing data of the vegetation types and species found in salt marshes, salt grasslands and dunes and their traits is carried out. This will lead to the identification of potential target species (target vegetation) for green dikes and revetments that will be further tested. The ecological value of the existing and the target vegetation will be evaluated and compared. Finally, recommendations will be given for vegetation on „green dikes“ and revetments.