DESCRIPTION OF ACTION
The study assessed potential sea-based measures to address problems caused by the release of nutrients from internal reserves in the Baltic Sea. In the study, sea-based measures referred to measures that aim to reduce the release of nutrients that are bound to bottom sediments and potentially to remove/reduce nutrients from the sea. The report was published in 2018.
The report provides a good knowledge base to discuss the issue in HELCOM. The HELCOM Ministerial Meeting 2018 stated in its Ministerial Declaration that HELCOM would develop and apply a risk assessment framework and elaborate regional principles as guidance for internal nutrient reserves management. This work is currently underway.
FINANCIAL INSTRUMENT AND FUNDING
Ministry of the Environment
MAIN IMPLEMENTING PARTY AND CONTACT
Vahanen Environment Oy and Centrum Balticum