BalticBOOST has developed joint assessment approaches and set up data arrangements and databases to support indicator-based assessments of the state of the Baltic Sea. These activities have in particular focused on strengthening HELCOM work on biodiversity and hazardous substances. The project has furthermore increased the knowledge base on impacts of pressures affecting seabed habitats as well as impacts of underwater noise, thereby taking steps towards the development of joint environmental targets for such pressures. Finally, the project has developed a system to follow-up the activities and measures that have been agreed in HELCOM to reach a Baltic Sea in Good Environmental Status by 2021.
Final summary report
Supporting material to the final report
WP 1.1 Deliverable 1: A tool for assessing biodiversityWP 1.2 Deliverable 1: Databases coastal fish, birds and sealsWP 1.3 Deliverable 1: Data flow principles for trawl survey dataWP 1.4 Deliverable 1: Aligning the assessments of Good Environmental Status in the MSFD/BSAP with assessments of Favourable Conservation Status in the Habitats Directive regarding status of seal populationsWP 2.1 Deliverable 1: A tool for assessing hazardous substancesWP 2.2. Deliverable 1: A data flow for HELCOM hazardous substance assessmentWP 3.1 Deliverable 1: Estimating physical disturbance on seabedWP 3.1 Deliverable 2: Guidelines to define environmental targets for pressures affecting the seabed habitatsWP 3.2 Deliverable 1: Fisheries Impact Evaluation ToolWP 3.2 Deliverable 2: Development and use of the Fisheries Impact Evaluation Tool BalticBOOSTWP 3.2 Deliverable 3: Technical review of the Fisheries Impact Evaluation ToolWP 3.3 Deliverable 1: Spatial data sets on human activities and pressures acting on seabed habitatsWP 4.1 Deliverable 1: Reporting format registry of impulsive eventsWP 4.1 Deliverable 2: Proposal for a regional monitoring programme of continuous noiseWP 4.1 Deliverable 3: Report on noise sensitivity of animals in the Baltic SeaWP 4.1 Deliverable 4: Principles for defining levels of underwater noise consistent with good environmental status and decision support trees for establishing environmental targets for ambient and impulsive noiseWP 4.1 Deliverable 5: Compilation report on internationally available mitigation measures and Baltic Sea country specific information