Baltic Marine Environment
Protection Commission

In order to follow-up the commitments on co-operation on aerial surveillance within the Baltic Sea area, and to provide an overview of the situation in the region, the HELCOM Secretariat compiles annually data on illegal discharges observed in the Baltic Sea area during national and joint co-ordinated aerial surveillance activities. The Data can be viewed in HELCOM Map and Data Serviceand HELCOM Illegal oil discharges map viewer.

The annual HELCOM reports focus on detected spills of mineral oil and only takes into account detections from fixed-wing aircraft. Thus, the figures may differ from reports also taking into account detections from from i.a. helicopters or ships and other kinds of pollution.​

Reports on Aerial Surveillance

LinkYearAction areaAvailable in print
Annual report on discharges observed during aerial surveillance in the Baltic Sea 20162017Response to spills;No
HELCOM Annual report on discharges observed during aerial surveillance in the Baltic Sea in 20152016Response to spills;No
HELCOM Annual report on discharges observed during aerial surveillance in the Baltic Sea in 20142015Response to spills;No
HELCOM report on Illegal discharges observed during aerial surveillance in 20132014Response to spills; Shipping;No
HELCOM Report on illegal discharges observed during aerial surveillance in 20122012Response to spills; Shipping;No
HELCOM Report on illegal discharges observed during aerial surveillance in 2011 2011Response to spills; Shipping;No
HELCOM Report on illegal discharges observed during aerial surveillance in 2010 2010Response to spills; Shipping;No

HELCOM Report on illegal discharges observed during aerial surveillance in 2009
2009Response to spills; Shipping;No

HELCOM Report on illegal discharges observed during aerial surveillance in 2008
2008Response to spills; Shipping;No

HELCOM Report on illegal discharges observed during aerial surveillance in 2007
2007Response to spills; Shipping;No
HELCOM Report on illegal discharges observed during aerial surveillance in 2006 2006Response to spills; Shipping;No
HELCOM Report on illegal discharges observed during aerial surveillance in 2005 2005Response to spills; Shipping;No
HELCOM Report on illegal discharges observed during aerial surveillance in 2004 2004Response to spills; Shipping;No
HELCOM Report on illegal discharges observed during aerial surveillance in 2003 2003Response to spills; Shipping;No

HELCOM Report on illegal discharges observed during aerial surveillance in 2002
2002Response to spills; Shipping;No
HELCOM Report on illegal discharges observed during aerial surveillance in 2001 2001Response to spills; Shipping;No

HELCOM Report on illegal discharges observed during aerial surveillance in 2000
2000Response to spills; Shipping;No
HELCOM Annual report on discharges observed during aerial surveillance in the Baltic Sea 2017 Response to spills; Shipping;No