Baltic Sea Region Territorial Monitoring System

Results / Key Messages: “Ensuring sustainable growth”

  • The high variations in soil sealing reflect the regions’ diverse settlement structure.
  • High per capita land use pressure is predominant in urban fringe regions.
  • Air pollution in the BSR is largely a north-south affair.
  • Eutrophication of the Baltic affects the entire sea except the open Bothnian Bay and certain coastal areas in the Gulf of Bothnia.