​Seventh Baltic Sea Pollution Load Compilation 



In Article 3 and Article 16 of the Convention on the Protection of the Marine Environment of the Baltic Sea Area, 1992 (Helsinki Convention), the Contracting Parties agreed to undertake measures to prevent and eliminate pollution of the marine environment of the Baltic and to provide pollution load data, as far as available. Compilations of pollution load data (PLC) have been an integral part of HELCOM assessment system since 1987, focusing on annual and periodic assessments of inputs of nutrients and selected hazardous substances.

The PLC-7 project is based on annual water- and airborne data on nitrogen, phosphorus and selected heavy metals from 1995-2017, periodical data from 2017 supplied with periodical data reported in 2006 and 2014.

The project results will include such products as: an update of the pressure indicator report on progress towards fulfilment of Maximum Allowable Inputs of nutrients (MAI); an assessment of progress towards implementation of Country Allocated Reduction Targets (CART); thematic reports on sources of nutrients, effectiveness of measures to reduce nutrients inputs to the Baltic Sea and input of hazardous substances.

For more information, please contact:

Lars Svendsen
Project Manager

Chair of HELCOM Reduction Scheme Core Drafting Group
Danish Centre for Environment and Energy (DCE)
University of Aarhus
Vejlsoevej 25
DK-8600 Silkeborg, Denmark

Tel: +45 4587158795


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