Updated 17 August 2020
In light of the recent developments on COVID-19, HELCOM will no longer hold or attend physical meetings through 31 December 2020. All physical meetings will be either postponed or held online. Furthermore, all HELCOM Secretariat staff will be working remotely from home until further notice.
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, and what are the pressures affecting it? Eutrophication, hazardous substances, biodiversity, cumulative impacts, economic and social analyses: it is all covered in the State of the Baltic Sea report.
For more: stateofthebalticsea.helcom.fi