Baltic Marine Environment Protection Commission

Type of Organization
Inter governmental


Organisation description

The Helsinki Commission, or HELCOM, works to protect the marine environment of the Baltic Sea from all sources of pollution through intergovernmental co-operation between Denmark, Estonia, the European Community, Finland, Germany, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Russia and Sweden. HELCOM is the governing body of the "Convention on the Protection of the Marine Environment of the Baltic Sea Area" - more usually known as the Helsinki Convention, which was signed in 1974. Six Groups and a Task Force address specific tasks and sources of pollution: monitoring and assessment group; land-based pollution group; maritime group; response group; nature conservation and coastal zone management group; strategy group; programme implementation task force.

HELCOM Secretariat
Katajanokanlaituri 6 B
FI-00160 Helsinki

For more information about this Organisation please visit: http://www.helcom.fi/

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