Inputs

General information

Sub-programme: Nutrient inputs from atmosphere

This sub-programme covers atmospheric inputs of nutrients to the Baltic Sea which originate from the HELCOM Contracting Parties, Baltic Sea shipping and emissions from outside HELCOM area (i.e. North Sea shipping and non-HELCOM countries). Inputs to the sea are estimated using the EMEP model based on emission estimates reported by EMEP Contracting Parties. The model is calibrated with atmospheric deposition measurement data collected by Contracting Parties.

A HELCOM core pressure indicator on nutrient inputs is presently under development.


Sub-programme: Contaminant inputs from atmosphere

This sub-programme covers atmospheric inputs of hazardous substances to the Baltic Sea which originate from the HELCOM Contracting Parties and emissions from outside the HELCOM area (i.e. North Sea shipping and non-HELCOM countries). Inputs to the sea are estimated using the EMEP model based on emission estimates reported by EMEP Contracting Parties. The model is calibrated with atmospheric deposition measurement data collected by Contracting Parties.


Sub-programme: Nutrient inputs from landbased sources

This sub-programme covers waterborne inputs of nutrients to the Baltic Sea which originate from the Baltic Sea drainage area. Monitoring and reporting of nutrient inputs to the sea is carried out by the HELCOM Contracting Parties, and coordinated within the framework of Pollution Load Compilation projects (i.e. PLC-1 to PLC-6).

A HELCOM core pressure indicator on nutrient inputs is presently under development.


Sub-programme: Contaminant inputs from landbased sources

This sub-programme covers waterborne inputs of heavy metals to the Baltic Sea which originate from the Baltic Sea drainage area. Monitoring and reporting of heavy metal inputs to the sea is carried out by the HELCOM Contracting Parties and coordinated within the framework of Pollution Load Compilation projects (i.e. PLC-1 to PLC-6).


Sub-programme: Acute pollution

This sub-programme covers pollution by oil spills to the Baltic Sea. The HELCOM Informal Working Group  on Aerial Surveillance (HELCOM IWGAS) annually compiles information on illegal oil discharges to the Baltic Seaobserved via aerial surveillance.

 

 

Responsible HELCOM subsidiary bodies

Pressure

Response

Contact information: HELCOM Secretariat