2021 October 21

17:31 HELCOM adopts the updated Baltic Sea Action Plan, charting a way forward for a healthy Baltic Sea

2021 April 16

18:00 New multi-regional manual for response to maritime pollution incidents gets jointly published by HELCOM and its partners

2020 November 23

10:19 HELCOM revamps its tool for tracking implementation progress

2020 October 23

18:09 Baltic Data Flows: New HELCOM project seeks to harmonize and harvest environmental data at a pan-Baltic level

2020 July 8

12:18 Germany takes over HELCOM chairmanship

2020 March 11

11:54 HELCOM joins new project on shipping emissions, EU EMERGE

2020 March 6

16:26 Baltic Sea Action Plan: New actions proposed during HELCOM stakeholder event

2019 November 20

13:35 Ecosystem-based management and maritime spatial planning are furthered at HELCOM-VASAB meeting in St Petersburg

2019 November 1

14:20 Marine litter, underwater noise and chemical contamination addressed at HELCOM PRESSURE in Brussels

2019 October 7

15:38 BSAP update is a top priority for the HELCOM Maritime Working Group

2019 August 22

11:21 HELCOM publishes report on noise sensitivity of animals in the Baltic Sea
10:59 HELCOM gets a new Executive Secretary

2019 June 21

13:12 HELCOM’s Executive Secretary to step down in August 2019
11:16 HELCOM Hot Spots: two Kaliningrad pollution sites get wiped off the list at key HELCOM meeting

2019 April 17

15:40 HELCOM addressed nutrients, stormwater and microlitter issues at PRESSURE 10-2019

2019 April 4

12:53 HELCOM published report on alternative fuels for shipping in Baltic Sea region

2019 February 18

11:30 Coastal fish assessments to continue in Baltic Sea with renewed HELCOM project

2019 January 29

11:13 HELCOM shared experience about assessing Baltic Sea and managing regional sea at UN conference

2018 December 7

16:26 BSAP updates move forward at HELCOM key meeting

2018 November 30

12:38 UN agrees to nine marine ecologically significant areas in the Baltic Sea

2018 November 27

14:10 HELCOM published report assessing coastal fish in the Baltic Sea

2018 November 19

14:33 OpenRisk launches guideline for risk management at sea to improve response to accidental spills

2018 November 9

12:48 WMU hosted final inter-regional Workshop on Risk Assessment Tools for Pollution Preparedness and Response

2018 October 25

15:50 HELCOM publishes reports on hazardous substances and input of nutrients to the Baltic Sea through the region biggest rivers

2018 September 28

12:55 HELCOM Maritime Working Group meets in Hamburg to approve current work and future agenda on maritime matters

2018 August 29

18:36 HELCOM contributes to the preparation of the UN's second World Ocean Assessment

2018 August 28

09:08 Baltic Sea region tests its ability to respond to major maritime incidents

2018 August 21

10:08 HELCOM publishes report on sewage port reception facilities in the Baltic Sea

2018 July 20

11:48 HELCOM shares its insights on marine litter and management of sea areas

2018 June 19

12:28 HELCOM Heads of Delegation approve Baltic Sea Action Plan update process and welcome new HELCOM Chair

2018 June 7

11:52 EUSBSR annual forum in Tallinn addressed Baltic Sea environmental challenges

2018 May 18

15:40 HELCOM group meets in Riga to discuss nutrients from land-based sources

2018 May 16

13:02 HELCOM and VASAB validate efforts on maritime spatial planning in the Baltic Sea region, advance new concepts during key meeting in Helsinki

2018 April 28

11:15 HELCOM-led project contributes to improving preparedness and response to pollution at sea during international workshop in Malta

2018 April 25

12:09 HELCOM progresses firmly towards reducing input of pollutants into the Baltic Sea

2018 April 20

14:24 HELCOM group meets in Berlin to focus on reducing land-based pollution affecting the Baltic Sea

2018 April 13

12:51 HELCOM shares insight on cross-sectoral cooperation to reach the SDGs in the Baltic Sea

2018 March 6

16:05 The Baltic Sea countries and the EU come together at the 2018 HELCOM Ministerial Meeting in Brussels

2018 March 1

16:03 HELCOM Ministerial Meeting to draw up course of action for the Baltic Sea

2018 February 18

09:21 Preparing to define the Baltic Sea’s significant marine areas

2018 January 28

18:11 Major Baltic Sea oil and chemical spill recovery exercise is taking shape - HELCOM

2017 December 17

07:04 HELCOM and BONUS tighten collaboration for the good of environmental protection action in the Baltic Sea

2017 December 12

17:50 Major Baltic Sea policies reviewed ahead of HELCOM Ministerial Meeting

2017 November 12

16:52 COMPLETE – A new project on ballast water and biofouling in the Baltic Sea region

2017 November 11

10:44 Baltic Sea response community prepares for major oil spill exercise in Sweden 2018
10:42 Agriculture authorities discuss ways of stopping nutrients from reaching the Baltic Sea

2017 October 31

17:06 HELCOM to test first pharmaceutical indicator and focus on improving the Marine Protected Area network

2017 October 25

11:31 HELCOM Pressure Group meeting to start on 24 October in Vilnius, Lithuania

2017 September 8

16:29 The Baltic Sea is well prepared for the entry into force of the Ballast Water Management Convention - HELCOM

2017 September 5

15:12 HELCOM, CBSS and stakeholders join forces to catalyse sustainable shipping in the Baltic Sea

2017 August 17

10:04 HELCOM and OSPAR release new online ballast water risk assessment tool

2017 July 14

17:53 First version of the HELCOM ‘State of the Baltic Sea’ report is now available

2017 July 3

17:12 HELCOM Map and Data Services fully renewed

2017 June 26

16:04 Upcoming State of the Baltic Sea report to be in focus in the 2018 HELCOM Ministerial Meeting

2017 June 9

16:32 HELCOM statement at the Ocean Conference highlights regional and cross-sectoral cooperation

2017 June 5

18:03 HELCOM contributes with voluntary commitments to enhance implementation of UN Sustainable Development Goal 14

2017 May 16

09:19 Use of regional HELCOM AIS data discussed at HELCOM Secretariat

2017 April 24

14:03 HELCOM Pressure Group meeting focuses on reducing the input of nutrients into the Baltic Sea

2017 April 11

17:36 HELCOM Maritime Working Group awarded the Baltic Sea Fund prize 2017
15:33 Baltic Sea Region goes green – progress check