Targeted Assessment Methodology Workshop for HOLAS 3 / BLUES: PELAGIC 1-2022 will be held on 2-3 February

The Targeted Assessment Methodology Workshop for HOLAS 3 on Pelagic Habitats (HOLAS3/BLUES PELAGIC 1-2022) will involve nominated HELCOM experts as well as the HELCOM BLUES Project (partners of Activity 2) as well as possible external actors. The event will be held online on 2-3 February 2022, from 14:00 to 17:00 (EET) on the first day and from 10:00 to 17:00 (EET) on the second day.

This Workshop will be focused on solving any remaining open issues, to review latest proposals on the assessment approach of pelagic habitats for HOLAS 3, and to recommend the optimal assessment methodology for use in HOLAS 3. The participants will be invited to discuss the methodology for HOLAS 3 and the workshop outcome is expected to result in a clear regional proposal on the approach (i.e. integrated or overall assessment of pelagic habitats) that can be presented to STATE & CONSERVATION 16-2022 for approval, enabling its use in the HOLAS 3 assessment in the second half of 2022.

This Workshop will also utilise the outcomes and proposals of the earlier Workshop on Pelagic habitats
(PELAGIC WS 1-2021) held on 8-9 June 2021.

More information is available at the HELCOM Meeting Portal site.