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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 biodiversity
WP 1.2 Deliverable 1: Databases coastal fish, birds and seals
WP 1.3 Deliverable 1: Data flow principles for trawl survey data
WP 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 populations
WP 2.1 Deliverable 1: A tool for assessing hazardous substances
WP 2.2. Deliverable 1: A data flow for HELCOM hazardous substance assessment
WP 3.1 Deliverable 1: Estimating physical disturbance on seabed
WP 3.1 Deliverable 2: Guidelines to define environmental targets for pressures affecting the seabed habitats
WP 3.2 Deliverable 1: Fisheries Impact Evaluation Tool
WP 3.2 Deliverable 2: Development and use of the Fisheries Impact Evaluation Tool BalticBOOST
WP 3.2 Deliverable 3: Technical review of the Fisheries Impact Evaluation Tool
WP 3.3 Deliverable 1: Spatial data sets on human activities and pressures acting on seabed habitats
WP 4.1 Deliverable 1: Reporting format registry of impulsive events
WP 4.1 Deliverable 2: Proposal for a regional monitoring programme of continuous noise
WP 4.1 Deliverable 3: Report on noise sensitivity of animals in the Baltic Sea
WP 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 noise
WP 4.1 Deliverable 5: Compilation report on internationally available mitigation measures and Baltic Sea country specific information