Shipping traffic in the Baltic Sea is recorded to a centralized HELCOM
AIS database established in 2005 and administered by the HELCOM AIS Expert Working Group.
HELCOM hosts database of shipping accidents in the Baltic Sea reported by HELCOM contracting parties since the year 2000.
HELCOM illegal oil discharges database contains information about oil and other harmful substance spills observed by HELCOM contracting parties during national and joint co-ordinated aerial surveillance activities.
Official HELCOM oil drift forecasting system developed and administrated by SMHI (Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute), DCOO (Defence Center for Operational Oceanography, Denmark) and BSH (Federal Maritime and Hydrographic Agency, Germany).
An online risk assessment
tool for alien species transfers via the ballast water of commercial ships was released jointly by HELCOM and OSPAR in 2014.