Latvian Fund for Nature
10 partners from the HELCOM EU Member States and one international organisation (ICES)
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The main objective of the project is to improve regional coherence in the implementation of marine strategies through improved data flow, assessments, and knowledge base for development of measures.
BalticBOOST will develop assessment tools and set up data arrangements to support indicator-based assessments of the state of and pressures on the Baltic Sea. A broader knowledge base will allow the project to propose principles for joint environmental targets for pressures affecting seabed habitats. Furthermore, the project will support the development of a joint report that documents regional coordination of actions agreed in HELCOM and MSFD Programmes of Measures for those Contracting Parties to HELCOM that are EU Member States.
- Carry out a workshop with experts from HELCOM Contracting Parties to agree on common data format and data arrangements.
- Analyse the BALSAM output (metadatabase) and recommend on whether to have a distributed or centralized database solution, taking into account other international data reporting activities.
- Develop a database format (reporting guidelines) and data input tool.
Operational data arrangements for birds that will enable efficient and regular reporting of data and thereby enable regular updates and indicator based assessments. The results of the WP will also expand the range of accessible data products in the HELCOM Data and Map services’ thematic HELCOM Biodiversity portal as well as further enhance the portal’s functionalities and data compatibility towards European standards (INSPIRE).
- JWGBIRD - OSPAR/HELCOM/ ICES/Working group on Marine Birds meeting took place in 9 – 13 November, 2015 in ICES Headquarters in Copenhagen, DK
- European Seaduck Working Group Workshop took place in 18 – 19 May, 2016 in Aarhus University, Aarhus, DK