The ecosystem approach is the key ingredient of the Baltic Sea Action Plan and a driving principle in the Directive. The approach, which also considers people as part of the ecosystem, is about using scientific knowledge as the basis of protection and the sustainable use of the marine environment as well as prioritizing and applying management actions. It also incorporates the learning-by-doing principle of adaptive management.
Chair of Gear group
Ms. Heike ImhoffFederal Ministry for the Evironment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (Germany)email@example.com
Ms. Ulla Li Zweifel
(Gear, State and Conservation) firstname.lastname@example.orgTel: +358 46 850 9198
Gear Terms of Reference (revised in September 2014)
Roadmap of HELCOM activities on ecosystem approach