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World Migratory Bird Day: video message by Rüdiger Strempel

Video message by Rüdiger Strempel, HELCOM Executive Secretary, on the occasion of World Migratory Bird Day Migratory birds are true… Read More »

HELCOM publishes maps on fish habitats

HELCOM just published several maps on essential fish habitats, publicly available online on HELCOM’s Map and Data service. The maps… Read More »

HELCOM publishes reports on chemical contaminants

In a bid to better understand the effects of certain hazardous substances on the Baltic Sea, HELCOM, in collaboration with… Read More »

BALEX DELTA 2020: Regional response to major maritime incidents is being tested in Estonian waters

The 2020 edition of the annual BALEX DELTA exercise is taking place today, 26 August 2020 off the coast of… Read More »

Vacancy at HELCOM: Professional Secretary for Pressure, Agri and MSP Working Groups

Applications are invited for the post of Professional Secretary at the Baltic Marine Environment Protection Commission – Helsinki Commission (HELCOM)… Read More »

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 »