HELCOM and OSPAR new online ballast water risk assessment tool


Monday, 4 September 2017

The new online application allows to run the latest version of the risk assessment method for ballast water introductions in the Baltic and the larger North-East Atlantic area. 
The overall aim is to help protect the environment by identifying routes that could present a high risk for the transfer of non-indigenous species. It will also help the shipping industry and maritime authorities saving time and money by bringing transparency and clarity to the decision making process on exemptions from the provisions of ballast water management.
The tool can be found at the following address http://jointbwmexemptions.org.

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