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Germany takes over HELCOM chairmanship, prioritizes marine biodiversity and pressures on the Baltic Sea

As of 1 July 2020, Germany has taken over the chairmanship of HELCOM from Finland for a period of two… Read More »

HELCOM Heads of Delegation decide on BSAP target year at key meeting

Yet another milestone was reached on the update of the Baltic Sea Action Plan (BSAP), with the HELCOM Contracting Parties… Read More »

HELCOM is recruiting its new Administrative Assistant

We are currently in search of an enthusiastic expert to strengthen our team at the international HELCOM Secretariat as Administrative… Read More »

HELCOM is recruiting an Associate Professional Secretary (biodiversity, pressures, conservation)

Application period has closed. Please do not apply. HELCOM is currently in search of an enthusiastic and experienced expert to… Read More »

HELCOM Expert Interview: Ottilia Thoreson on the Baltic Sea, HELCOM stakeholders and the BSAP update

Ottilia Thoreson is a Programme Director at WWF Baltic (WWF Baltic Ecoregion Programme) From WWF’s and your perspective, what will… Read More »

HELCOM joins new project on shipping emissions, EU EMERGE

HELCOM has recently joined the EMERGE project on shipping emissions in EU marine waters and was one of the 18… Read More »

The update of the Baltic Sea Action Plan and UN Voluntary Commitments are addressed at HELCOM’s annual meeting

Actions for a healthier Baltic Sea and HELCOM’s Voluntary Commitments to the UN Ocean Conference 2020 were addressed in Helsinki… Read More »

Baltic Sea Action Plan: New actions are proposed during HELCOM stakeholder event

Concrete actions for a healthier Baltic Sea were proposed in Helsinki this week during the HELCOM Stakeholder Conference 2020 that aimed at… Read More »

Concrete measures against eutrophication are elaborated in Helsinki during expert workshop on nutrient recycling

In a bid to address the Baltic Sea’s eutrophication problem, about 40 experts on agriculture and wastewater attended a workshop in… Read More »

Sea trout are back in Lithuanian river after successful restoration under the RETROUT project

©Piotr Wawrzyniuk – Sea trout are reproducing again in parts of the Smeltalė river in Lithuania after a successful… Read More »