Eutrophication is one of the most serious environmental problems faced by the Baltic Sea. Eutrophication is caused by the excessive phosphorus and nitrogen loads in the sea. Even though eutrophicating nutrient discharges have recently been in decline, the visible signs of eutrophication, such as blue-green algae blooms, cloudy waters, slimy shores, and oxygen-depleted seabeds, still pester the Baltic Sea. Climate change further accelerates the eutrophication of the Baltic Sea.
Our goal is to ensure that the status of the Baltic Sea is good, with clear waters, no excessive nutrients or algae blooms, and enough oxygen at the seabed. Even though protecting the Baltic Sea is a large-scale operation, private individuals can also make a difference for the wellbeing of the sea. In this section, we have collected tips on the ways each and every one of us can help the Baltic Sea.