The project is an implementation of HELCOM Recommendation 26/2 to, every sixth year carry out a pollution load assessment (PLC) including a quantification of waterborne point, diffuse and natural sources. The timing of the PLC-6 report will also provide those Contracting Parties that are EU member states with input for 2018 reporting requirements under the EU Marine Strategy Framework Directive (MSFD). Furthermore, the results of the PLC-6 project will provide valuable information for assessing progress in reaching the HELCOM Baltic Sea Action Plan nutrient reduction targets, including expected nutrient reductions as a result of implementation of the EU Water Framework Directive (WFD) river basin management plans by the HELCOM EU countries and to overall evaluate effectiveness of nutrient reduction measures taken within the Baltic Sea catchment area.
For more information, please contact:
Lars SvendsenProject Manager
Chair of HELCOM Expert Group on follow-up of national progress towards reaching BSAP nutrient reduction targets (HELCOM LOAD)Danish Centre for Environment and Energy (NERI)University of AarhusVejlsoevej 25DK-8600 Silkeborg, Denmark
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