Baltic Marine Environment
Protection Commission


Browse the HELCOM hazardous substance core indicators

HELCOM hazardous substance​ core indicators evaluate the status of the Baltic Sea as reflected by concentrations of hazardous substances in animals, sediment and seawater as well as​ effects displayed by animals.

The core indicators are commonly agreed tools to follow up on the progress made towards the Baltic Sea Action Plan​ overall goal of achieving good environmental status in the Baltic Sea by 2021. ​