Application of biological effects methods in monitoring and assessment of contaminants in the Baltic Sea (BEACON)

Interreg BSR project

Application of biological effects methods in monitoring and assessment of contaminants in the Baltic Sea (BEACON)

LIAE is involved in the project on the biological effects caused by the influence of pollutants – a direction that provides an understanding of the effects of various mixtures of known and unknown chemical substances on the organisms of the Baltic Sea. Institutions and organizations of the project member states responsible for monitoring biological effects or its supervision on a national scale and for the whole region as HELCOM participates in the project. The goal of the project is to create a dialogue with various stakeholder organizations (industry, wastewater treatment plants, shipyards, port administrations etc) in order to evaluate the needs and obstacles related to their activities in assessing the impact of pollution on the water ecosystem.

The project tasks include developing a survey, collection and evaluation of information related to the current application and methods of biological effects caused by the impact of pollutants in the Baltic Sea ecosystem, the development of integrated biological effects methods and evaluation criteria, pilot-evaluation in individual sub-basins of the Baltic Sea.

Project partners

Associated partners

  • Ministry of Environmental Protection and Regional Development of the Republic of Latvia
  • Ministry of Environment of the Republic of Estonia
  • Ministry of the Environment of Finland
  • Swedish Environmental Protection Agency

About the project

Contact person: Ieva Bārda, Researcher

E-mail: ieva.barda[at]

Project start date: 16.06.2022.

Project end date: 31.12.2024.

Budget: 492352.82 EUR, ERAF co-founding – 393822,25 EUR

Project webpage:

Financiers: Interreg Baltic Sea Region programme, European Regional Development Fund (ERDF)

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