Control of Hazardous Substances in the Baltic Sea Region (COHIBA)
There are 11 hazardous substances of specific concern to the Baltic Sea. These are dioxins, tin, brominated compounds, perifluoroctane sulfonate, hexabromocyclododecane, nonylphenols, octylphenols, chlorinated paraffins, endosulphane, Hg, Cd. The information available on the sources, inputs and management options does, however, not allow for development of programmes of measures addressing these substances in the whole Baltic Sea region. There is a need to jointly evaluate the major sources and to quantify the inputs of the target substances to the Baltic Sea in order to be able to develop the measures needed to reduce the levels of contaminants in the Baltic Sea to an acceptable level. There is also still a lack of knowledge especially on the Eastern side of the Baltic Sea to control hazardous substances, both within authorities and industries.
- Innovative approaches to chemical controls of hazardous substances;
- Identification of sources and estimation of inputs/impacts on the Baltic Sea;
- Cost effective management options to reduce discharges, emissions and losses of hazardous substances;
- Capacity building and knowledge transfer. More information about previous and upcoming trainings is here.
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Part-finaced by the European Union (European Regional Development Fund and European Neighbourhood and Partnership Instrument)