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Intercalibration between laboratories measuring nutrients and heavy metals is carried out, report published

To improve on the quality of monitoring data in the Baltic Sea, an intercalibration of analyzing methods of nutrients and… Read More »

The outcome of the HELCOM decision-makers spring meeting is now available

The outcome of the latest meeting of the HELCOM decision-makers, the 60th Meeting of the Heads of Delegation(HOD 60-2021) that was held online… Read More »

On 16 May 2021, we’re celebrating the International Day of the Baltic Harbour Porpoise

The “International Day of the Baltic Harbour Porpoise” is celebrated on the third Sunday in May of each year, to raise awareness of the… Read More »

Three questions to… Lars Sonesten on the Second World Ocean Assessment (WOA II)

Lars Sonesten is the Head of Department of Aquatic Sciences and Assessment at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU).… Read More »

Regional maritime spatial planning moves further ahead during the joint HELCOM-VASAB MSP Working Group meeting

Regional coordination on maritime spatial planning (MSP) was once more the leitmotif of the latest joint HELCOM-VASAB MSP Working Group… Read More »

Vacancy announcement: Communications trainee

We are currently in search of an enthusiastic trainee to support our communication activities at the international HELCOM Secretariat. The position involves both… Read More »

Marine litter and underwater noise top the agenda of PRESSURE 14-2021, the HELCOM Working Group dealing with pressures on the Baltic Sea

Marine litter and underwater noise topped the agenda of PRESSURE 14-2021, the meeting of the HELCOM Pressure Working Group dealing with pressures on… Read More »

A new multi-regional manual for the response to maritime pollution incidents in the Baltic, Greater North Sea and Mediterranean gets jointly published by HELCOM and its partners

A multi-regional manual for the response to maritime pollution incidents involving hazardous and noxious substances (HNS) was recently jointly developed… Read More »

Survey: Help us improve our HELCOM Map and Data Service

Are you a HELCOM Map and Data Service (MADS) user? Would you like to help us improve our data portals? If so, we would like your feedback!… Read More »

“Baltic Sea Day” Forum in Saint Petersburg attracts 400 participants, with Baltic Sea Action Plan, hazardous substances, maritime spatial planning and climate change taking centre stage

Attended by about 400 people in person and several hundred more online, the XXI International Environmental Forum “Baltic Sea Day” was held… Read More »