shipping TRAFFIC

Shipping traffic in the Baltic Sea is recorded to a centralized HELCOM AIS database established in 2005 and administered by the HELCOM AIS Expert Working Group.

shipping accid​ents

HELCOM hosts database of shipping accidents in the Baltic Sea reported by HELCOM contracting parties since the year 2000.

illegal oil discharges

HELCOM illegal oil discharges database contains information about oil and other harmful substance spills observed by HELCOM contracting parties during national and joint co-ordinated aerial surveillance activities.


oil drift forecasting 

Official HELCOM oil drift forecasting system developed and administrated by SMHI (Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute), DCOO (Defence Center for Operational Oceanography, Denmark) and BSH (Federal Maritime and Hydrographic Agency, Germany).


ballast water management

An online risk assessment tool for alien species transfers via the ballast water of commercial ships was released jointly by HELCOM and OSPAR in 2014.