Projects

  • Water Protection in Agriculture

    The Baltic Sea is heavily affected by eutrophication resulting from excess nutrient loads for many years. About 50% of all nutrients stem from agriculture in the Baltic sea catchment area. CCB works actively within HELCOM working groups and Heads of Delegation meetings to uphold the agreed goals and....

  • River Basin and Wastewater Management

    Most of the water quality problems in the Baltic Sea originate upstream from the thousands of water ways in the catchment area. Some 25% of the nutrient load in the Baltic Sea comes from waste water and upstream sources of pollution....

  • Fisheries and Aquaculture

    Fisheries in the Baltic Sea have a large impact of that status of the sea environment beyond just status of the fish stocks. A sea and marine ecosystem in balance needs a thriving marine life and fish play a key role in the ecosystem. The Baltic cod is very....

  • Hazardous Substances and Marine Litter

    Hazardous substances and marine litter, including microplastics contamination, represents one of top-three main threats to the Baltic Sea environment and marine life. Many pollutants represent “old sins” such as industry emissions and previously used pesticides etc now banned....

  • Biodiversity and Nature Conservation

    In CCB, protection of biodiversity is a key area for almost all member organisations. CCB has focused on species such as Harbour porpoise and Baltic salmon since both are listed species in the Habitat Directive. Also the highly threatened European eel population and seals are of key importance....

  • Sustainable Development in Coastal and Marine Areas

    Human activities along the coastal regions of the Baltic Sea produce threats and problems to the Baltic Sea coastal ecosystem and threaten environmental as well as recreational values. The HELCOM recommendations on Coastal Strip Protections, 15/1, are not properly implemented within....

  • Harmful Installations and Maritime Transport

    CCB aims to raise awareness on and avoid potential threats to the Baltic Sea environment and to valuable Baltic Sea coastal areas from harmful installations and maritime transport. Examples of harmful installations are oil terminals, nuclear power plants and port facilities. Maritime transport of hazardous substances and....