VIDEO: STATE OF THE BALTIC SEA 2011–2016
Human activities contribute to society, to our well-being and economies; but they are also the main sources of pressures on the Baltic Sea environment.
Pressures both from land and sea act on the Baltic Sea environment.
Marine mammals, birds, fish and habitats show unfavourable status in most of the Baltic Sea.
The Baltic Sea Impact Index estimates the cumulative burden on the environment of all pressures from human activities, and displays it on a spatial map.
Measures to improve the Baltic Sea environment are undertaken by actors at many levels; regional, national, county and local levels, as well as by initiatives in the private sector.