Baltic Marine Environment
Protection Commission


The Red Sea goes Baltic

The high-level delegation from the Red Sea at the HELCOM premises on 28 August 2019. © Riku Isohella  What can the… Read More »

Welcome remarks by Rüdiger Strempel, HELCOM’s new Executive Secretary

On 1 August 2019 I assumed the position of Executive Secretary of HELCOM. I am very pleased to join such… Read More »

HELCOM gets a new Executive Secretary

​ On 1 August 2019, Rüdiger Strempel assumed the position of HELCOM Executive Secretary, after serving as  Executive Secretary of the Common… Read More »

HELCOM Hot Spots: two Kaliningrad pollution sites get wiped off the list at key HELCOM meeting

​Two former pollution sites located in the Kaliningrad region in Russia were approved for removal from the HELCOM Hot Spot… Read More »

HELCOM’s Executive Secretary will change in August 2019

Rüdiger Strempel and Monika Stankiewicz, HELCOM Secretariat, Helsinki, 19 July 2019. © HELCOM  The current Executive Secretary of HELCOM, Ms Monika Stankiewicz, will step… Read More »

Maritime spatial planning in the Baltic Sea region just became easier with the web-based tool BASEMAPS

Why BASEMAPS? To make their plans, maritime spatial planning (MSP) practitioners need transboundary data that is up-to-date and reliable. Working… Read More »

HELCOM expert interview: Andris Andrusaitis and Karoliina Koho on BONUS, BANOS and research funding

A hydrobiologist by training and a scientist interested in functioning of aquatic systems, Andris Andrusaitis joined the BONUS Secretariat in 2008… Read More »

Halfway there: RETROUT project for promoting sustainable fishing and viable fish stocks convenes for its mid-term meeting

The project had its mid-term meeting in Gdańsk, Poland from 8 to 9 May 2019, looking at achievements so far… Read More »

On marine litter, a G7 workshop in France highlights the central role of Regional Seas Conventions

The central role of Regional Seas Conventions such as HELCOM in the fight against the global pressure of marine litter… Read More »

HELCOM expert interview: Jannica Haldin on biodiversity

 What is biodiversity?Biodiversity refers to the variety and variability of all life on Earth, and, contrary to common perception, it… Read More »