Land-based heavy metal load to the Baltic Sea (HELCOM data base PLC)


The objective of the project is to manage and maintain the PLC database, and to collect, compile and analyze the data in order to estimate the land based pollution load to the Baltic Sea.

The PLC project tries to quantify the loads of nutrients and heavy metals from different sources and moreover to evaluate the changes in loads between the years and the impact of different waterborne load sources.

Project is continuous through a series of a three year renewable contracts with HELCOM.

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Senior Researcher Pekka Kotilainen, Finnish Environment Institute SYKE,

Published 2013-04-08 at 16:25, updated 2015-06-22 at 12:32