A new online resource compiling
data reported by HELCOM countries on input of nutrients to the Baltic Sea has recently
been made available to the public. Hosted by the Baltic Nest Institute, the is now open to all and offers annual data on
nutrient loads collected by HELCOM pollution load compilations (PLC) since 1995. show that land-based pollution remains the major environmental pressure
on the Baltic Sea marine ecosystem. Land-based sources are responsible for the large
share of total discharges into the sea both nutrients and hazardous substances.Pollution load
compilations (PLC) are carried out by all HELCOM countries to evaluate and
quantify the amount of pollutants annually discharged from land into the sea.
The data is obtained from national monitoring programmes and reporting from
industries and municipal water works. Data on airborne
deposition of nitrogen and selected hazardous substances specifically provided
(EMEP) for the HELCOM area are published as (BSEFs).Another important HELCOM
work to help visualizing data on environmental pressures in the Baltic Sea region
is the (MADS). A new section is now specifically dedicated
to land-based sources of sea pollution. It contains several interactive
maps illustrating as well as distribution of in the Baltic Sea catchment area. It also maps
information on , location of and others.
A new online resource compiling data reported by HELCOM countries on input of nutrients to the Baltic Sea has recently been made available to the public.