HELCOM regularly produces a Pollution Load
Compilation (PLC) which assesses the data collected by the Contracting
Parties on total air and waterborne inputs of nutrients and some
hazardous substances to the Baltic Sea. PLC are an important part of HELCOM´s assessment system on the status of the Baltic marine environment since 1987. The latest report (PLC-5.5) was published in 2014. The sixth periodic assessment (PLC-6) is now under development.
The Baltic Sea Action Plan offers a framework for nutrient input reduction by reaching levels close to natural concentrations. Based on PLC, targets have been set for every Contracting Party to reach the desired environmental status of the sea in HELCOM Nutrient reduction scheme.
Updated Fifth Baltic Sea Pollution Load Compilation (PLC-5.5)
Review of the Fifth Baltic Sea Pollution Load Compilation for the 2013 HELCOM Ministerial Meeting
Fifth Baltic Sea Pollution Load Compilation (PLC-5)
Sixth Baltic Sea Pollution Load Compilation (PLC-6)
HELCOM Pollution Load User System (PLUS)
Review of Fifth Baltic Sea Pollution Load Compilation for 2013 HELCOM Ministerial Meeting (PLC-5.5)