Baltic Marine Environment
Protection Commission


Informal Working Group on Aerial Surveillance

Photo: Laura Meski/HELCOM

The HELCOM Informal Working Group  on Aerial Surveillance (IWGAS) works to implement the aerial surveillance cooperation as laid down in Chapter 6, of the HELCOM Response Manual. HELCOM Contracting Parties have agreed to develop and apply individually or in co-operation, surveillance activities covering the Baltic Sea area in order to spot and monitor oil and other substances released into the sea. 


Chair of IWGAS
Ms. Marit Mätik
Ministry of the Interior, Estonia

​HELCOM Secretariat
Professional Secretary
Mr. Markus Helavori
Tel: +358 40 162 6520