The Helsinki Commission (HELCOM) has launched together with its partners a new project to identify the most important sources of hazardous substances inputs into the Baltic Sea and estimate their impacts on the marine environment.
This project, named COHIBA, is part of the strategic HELCOM Baltic Sea Action Plan to radically reduce pollution to the sea and restore the good ecological status of the marine environment by 2021. Various institutions and organizations from all the Baltic Sea countries will participate in COHIBA.
The project is co-financed by the European Union. The project has been approved for financing by the Baltic Sea Region Programme (BSRP) 2007-2013 and its total budget amounts to around EUR 5 million, with approximately EUR 3.8 million to be allocated as co-financing from the European Regional Development Fund.
HELCOM project: estimate inputs of hazardous substances into the Baltic Sea