Kick-off Meeting of the ad hoc HELCOM Platform on sufficiency of measures

The Contracting Parties to the Helsinki Convention and the HELCOM Observers to the Kick-off Meeting of the ad hoc HELCOM Platform on sufficiency of measures (SOM Platform 1-
2019), which was held in Helsinki, Finland, at the premises of the HELCOM Secretariat (Katajanokanlaituri 6b) on 28 February-1 March 2019.

HOD 55-2018 Meeting agreed that the work on analyses of sufficiency of measures for the update of the Baltic Sea Action Plan will be carried out via an interdisciplinary platform for the implementation of the analyses (SOM Platform), which is to engage the existing HELCOM ESA (social and economic analysis) network, national technical experts on the topics to be addressed by the platform, and the Chairs of HELCOM Working Groups. The topics covered by the SOM platform are hazardous substances, marine litter, underwater sound, nonindigenous species and biodiversity except for MPAs which are covered by the HELCOM ACTION project.

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