How is NEST used?

International Decision Support
The main target audience for the Nest Decision Support System (download here) is decision makers in the Baltic Sea region, i.e. primarily HELCOM and water directors. Nest has played an instrumental role in identifying the needed nutrient reductions (Maximum allowable nutrient input) to achieve “Good environmental status” as defined by international decision makers in HELCOM.

Using the Nest Decision Support System, the Swedish branch of Baltic Nest developed the “Country-wise nutrient reduction targets”, which was adopted in the Baltic Sea Action Plan, by HELCOM on November 15, 2007, as well as contributing to the HELCOM Ministerial Meeting in October 2013 This is a unique science-based method for dividing needed nutrient reductions between riparian countries and a milestone in the process of improving the Baltic Sea.

Read more about Nest and access it for installation here (click on Run Nest). A user manual is available here.PDF (pdf, 28.6 MB)

You can also find information about the components BED (Baltic Environmental Database), DAS (Data Assimilation System), BALTSEM, BALTSEM-C and BALTSEM-POP, as well as BaltProWeb developed by the Baltic Nest Institute Sweden.

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Updated: 2014-02-20
Baltic Nest Institute Sweden
Baltic Sea Centre, Stockholm University
SE-106 91 Stockholm, Sweden, +46-8-16 37 18
Baltic Nest Institute Denmark
Aarhus University, Fredriksborgsvej 399
DK-4000 Roskilde, Denmark, +45 4630 1200
Baltic Nest Institute Finland
Finnish Environment Institute, P.O. Box 140
FI-00251 Helsinki, Finland, + 358 20 610 123