COHIBA newsletter 1/2011 published (5/1/2011)
Pollution caused by hazardous substances still poses risks to the Baltic Sea area. Loads and impacts of some hazardous substances have been reduced considerably during the past 20-30 years, but concentrations of some other substances have increased in the marine environment.
The COHIBA Project will identify the sources and inputs of the 11 hazardous substances, which are largely unknown and develop measures to reduce these substances.
With HELCOM Baltic Sea Action Plan (BSAP) the Baltic Sea countries have committed themselves to achieve a “Baltic Sea with life undisturbed by hazardous substances. The overall objective of COHIBA is to support the implementation of the BSAP with regard to hazardous substances by developing joint actions to reach the goal.
COHIBA will last three years (2009-2012). It’s co-financed by the European Union within the Baltic Sea Region Programme 2007-2013. It’s total budget amounts to around EUR 4.9 million.