The data and resulting data products (tables, figures and maps) available on the indicator web page can be used freely given that the source is cited. The indicator should be cited as following:
HELCOM (2018) Polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs). HELCOM core indicator report. Online. [Date Viewed], [Web link].
Result: Polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs)
Data: Polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs) biota data
Data: Polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs) sediment data
Data are extracted from the HELCOM COMBINE database, hosted by ICES. The data is based on regular monitoring activities carried out by Contracting Parties of HELCOM.
Most data sets cover only short time series which prevent temporal analyses. With the available data, status maps can be produced adequately for most parts of the western Baltic Sea, covering data up to 2016.