Pressures and Human Activities map service displays datasets describing different pressures within HELCOM Marine area and land-based pollution based on the following databases/datasets:
Pressure data contains various datasets collected for the HELCOM HOLAS I assessment (2010). The datasets will be updated by mid-2017 to support the HELCOM HOLAS II Assessment.
Fisheries group layer contains data on pressures from fishing activity (effort and intensity) based on VMS/logbook data 2009-2013 (2015) and Commerical Fisheries catches by ICES Squares (2010).
Land-based pollution group layer contains data derived from HELCOM Pollution Load Compilation database (nutrient and contaminant loading) and sampling conducted within BASE and BALTHAZAR projects. The service also includes datasets derived from EMEP deposition model for nutrients and contaminants and HELCOM Monitoring of Radioactive substances discharge register.