In accordance with the Memorandum of Understanding between the Baltic Marine Environment Protection Commission (HELCOM) and the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UN ECE) MSC-E continued cooperation with HELCOM and carried out evaluation of airborne pollution load of heavy metals and POPs to the Baltic Sea. This work is performed on the basis of the long-term contract between EMEP and HELCOM.
In 2021 in the framework of cooperation with HELCOM, the data on atmospheric emissions and modelled deposition of copper, HCB, and BDE-99 for the period 1990-2019 were prepared. In addition to this, a review of information on regulation, emissions, monitoring, and model assessment of SCCPs and PFOS was performed. Results of this work are available in the joint report of the EMEP Centres for HELCOM [Gauss et al., 2021] and presented in the indicator fact sheets, published on the HELCOM website.