Baltic Marine Environment
Protection Commission


HELCOM Network for Marine Protected Area Management

The overall scope of the network is to enhance the management of Baltic Sea Marine Protected Areas (MPAs), on an individual, national, and regional level, accounting for both the management of individual areas and the network.

The work of the Network helps facilitate regional cooperation and exchange of experience between managers, facilitate mutual understanding and foster the development of, and actively contribute to achieving, an efficient, representative, connected, integrated, and effectively managed network of Baltic Sea MPAs.

This will include strong and active networking of MPA managers and other actors, knowledge and capacity building, and strengthening MPA policy implementation. This work includes, but is not limited to, the needs of the Baltic Sea Action Plan and subsequent commitments.



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Jannica Haldin

Professional Secretary


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Petra Kääriä

Associate Professional Secretary