HELCOM’s vision for the future
A healthy Baltic Sea environment with diverse biological components functioning in balance, resulting in a good ecological status and supporting a wide range of sustainable economic and social activities.
HELCOM was established about four decades ago to protect the marine environment of the Baltic Sea from all sources of pollution through intergovernmental cooperation.
Our action areas
State of the Baltic Sea
What’s the state of the Baltic Sea today, what are the pressures affecting it? Eutrophication, hazardous substances, biodiversity, economic and social analyses: it is all covered in the State of the Baltic Sea report.