Baltic Marine Environment
Protection Commission


Working Group on the Reduction of Pressures from the Baltic Sea Catchment Area

The Pressure WG provides the necessary technical basis to the work on inputs of nutrients and hazardous substances from both diffuse and point sources on land, including follow-up of the implementation of the HELCOM nutrient reduction scheme.

The group focuses on developing solutions to the policy-relevant questions and needs. Besides nutrients and hazardous substances, Pressure WG also has marine litter and underwater noise in its portfolio.

Since September 2014, ​the Pressure group has incorporated all functions of the former HELCOM Land​ Working Group.


Action areas

Meetings of Pressure WG

Upcoming HELCOM meetings

Past meetings of Pressure WG


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Lars Sonesten

Chair of Pressure WG
Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences​​
+46 18673007

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Lotta Ruokanen

Professional Secretary

HELCOM Secretariat
+358 40 5050 392

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