HELCOM Indicator Manual. Version 2020-1.
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The HELCOM indicators are a critical component of the Baltic Sea Action Plan (BSAP) and its approach to the assessment of good ecological/environmental status (referred to as ‘good status’ from here on) in the marine environment. The indicators, and the key assessments of state and pressures they feed into, generally address issues under one of the four goals of the BSAP (see Figure 1). The indicators provide a mechanism to address the effectiveness of the measures put in place to reach the goals and objectives of the BSAP, by regularly synthesising common regional monitoring data into an evaluation of progress towards these goals and the BSAP vision. Previously, within HELCOM, indicator development has taken place via HELCOM projects such as CORESET I and CORESET II, and supported by other large regional projects (e.g. the EU co-financed SPICE Project – see also list of HELCOM Projects). However, as the HELCOM structure (e.g. implementation of numerous topic speci.....
Series;NrBaltic Sea Environment Proceedings;Nr. 175
Sustainable Development Goals (SDG)14.1
Spatial CoverageBaltic Sea
CitationHELCOM (2020) HELCOM Indicator Manual. Version 2020-1. Helsinki, Finland, HELCOM, 25pp. (Baltic Sea Environment Proceedings n° 175). DOI: https://doi.org/10.25607/OBP-1929