HELCOM interactive map

HELCOM interactive map

It is great to use up-to-date info about Baltic Sea in the classroom. This interactive map can be a great tool for individual or group work in classroom (in biology, geography, history, English class etc). Find out more, how to use this map to learn more about Baltic Sea.

( http://maps.helcom.fi/website/mapservice/) 

While learning about sustainable development goals (especially 6, 12, 13,14, 15), and just before you to start with practical BSP programmes (for example the coast watch), we reccommend to use HELCOM interactive map to grasp the serious situation of our joint sea.

 1) Open the map ( http://maps.helcom.fi/website/mapservice/), agree with terms.

2) Then use the left side bar to filter out what exactly are you going to talk about.

Under status assesment you can find:  

*Status assessments
  State of the Baltic Sea 2011-2015 (HOLAS II)
 Hazardous substances
 Holistic assessment 2010 (HOLAS I)
 Ecosystem health status
 Eutrophication status
 Hazardous substances
 Biodiversity status
   Assessment units
 Monitoring stations
 Assessment units
 Monitoring stations in Monitoring manual
 Biological stations frequencies times a year
 Hazardous substances
 Hydrographical stations frequency times a year
 Nutrient stations frequency times a year
 Shared stations
 *Pressures and human activities
   Baltic Sea Pressure and Impact Index
 Baltic Sea Impact Index (BSII) 
 Baltic Sea Pressure Index (BSPI) 
 Potential cumulative impacts on benthic habitats 
  Aggregated pressure layers
 Changes to hydrological conditions 
 Disturbance of species due to human presence 
 Extraction of fish - Cod extraction (landings) 
 Extraction of fish - Herring extraction (landings) 
  Extraction of fish – Sprat extraction (landings) 
 Extraction of mammals – Seal hunting 
 Extraction of seabirds – Bird hunting 
 Input of continuous anthropogenic sound 
 Input of hazardous substances 
 Input of heat 
 Input of impulsive anthropogenic sound  
 Input of nutrients - Total nitrogen 
 Input of Nutrients – Total Phosphorus 
 Input of other forms of energy (electromagnet waves) 
 Introduction of non-indigenous species and translocations 
 Introduction of radionuclides 
 Oil slicks and spills 
  Physical disturbance or damage to seabed (temporary or reversible effects) 
  Physical loss (permanent effects on the seabed) 

 *Human activities
 Bathing sites 
 Bridges and other constructions 
 Coastal defence 
 Deposit of dredged material sites points 2011-2015 
 Deposit of dredged material areas 2011-2015
 Discharge of warm water from nuclear power plants 
 Discharges of radioactive substances from NPPs 
 Dredging points 2011-2015 
 Dredging areas 2011-2015 
 Extraction of sand and gravel 
 Finfish mariculture 
 Fish extraction commercial fisheries - cod 
 Fish extraction commercial fisheries - herring 
 Fish extraction commercial fisheries - sprat 
 Fishing intensity (subsurface swept area ratio average 2011-2013) 
 Fossil fuel energy production 
 Furcellaria harvesting 
 Game hunting of seabirds 
 Ha rbours 
 Hunting of seals - Grey seal 
 Hunting of seals - Harbour seal 
 Hunting of seals - Ringed seal 
 Hydropower dams 
 Illegal Oil Discharges 2011-2015 
 Land claim
 Mussel and scallop dredging 
 Oil and Gas Refineries 
 Oil platforms 
 Oil terminals 
 Polluting ship accidents 
 Population density 
 Predator control of seabirds 
 Recreational fishing 
 Shellfish mariculture areas 
 Shellfish mariculture points 
 Shipping density 2011-2015 
 Urban land use 
 Watercourse modification 
 Wind farms 
   Dredging and deposits
 Dumped chemical munitions
* Fisheries
 Effort (2009-2013)
 Intensity (2009-2016)
 Commercial fisheries catches (2007)
 *Land-based pollution
 Waterborne loads
 Riverine loads
 Atmospheric loads
 Total annual average input of nitrogen in 2012-2014 
  Total annual average input of phosphorus in 2012-2014 
* Biodiversity
  Ecosystem components (BSII)
 Red List
 Physical features
 Protected areas
 Harbour porpoise
 Salmon rivers (SALAR)
* Shipping
  Emergency capacity
 Maritime traffic statistics
 Risk assessment (BRISK project)
 Routing measures
 Illegal oil discharges 
  Other discharges 
 S hipping accidents


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